Arts & Health

What is Arts & Health? 

The Arts & Health program at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center provides entertaining, inspirational and healing art programs for patients, their families and Medical Center employees.

The arts can enhance the health and well-being of patients and family members, and enrich the overall culture and environment of the Medical Center.  

Arts & Health provides a wide range of offerings:

Healing Voices: Healing Voices is a group of Medical Center employees and friends who enjoy singing and contributing to the healing arts. They perform twice a month on various patient units.

Medical Center Chorale: Comprised of Medical Center employees and friends, the Chorale performs in several locations throughout the Medical Center during the holiday season. 

Arts Alive: Arts Alive is a performing arts series that was created for the benefit of patients, visitors and employees. Performances feature local musicians and musical groups who are visiting the area. Free and open to the public, the vocal and instrumental concerts are performed at various locations throughout the Medical Center.

Artist in Residence: Artist in Residence offers art and music for patients. The project coordinator may meet with patients one-on-one or in a group setting to direct them through an art project. 

Art Galleries: Nine visual art galleries located throughout the Medical Center provide inspiration for patients, visitors and employees. The galleries are changed out every quarter. 

Lunch-N-Learns: Lunch-N-Learns are monthly arts-based educational classes that are offered free of charge to patients, employees and the public. Participants are encouraged to bring their lunch and enjoy a hands-on art experience. 

Art Kits: Arts & Health provides art kits to patients to help relieve stress, depression, pain, boredom and isolation, and create positive feelings that aid in healing. The kits contain supplies such as coloring books, journals, colored pencils, origami, watercolors, zentangles, pattern lessons and brain teasers.


Quick Reference

Arts & Health

Gretchen Bayne, Arts Coordinator

Charlene Teague, Administrative Assistant

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Programs & Events

Arts & Health offers a variety of patient- and employee-focused programs to enrich our medical center's environment. Our programs include the Medical Center Chorale, Arts Alive Concert Series, and Visual Art Galleries & Exhibits.

Last Updated: 08-11-2015
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