Throughout the duration of ATD 2019, the PaintFest will continue in the Relax and Recharge Lounge in the EXPO hall, located in Halls ABC, to serve The Foundation for Hospital Art. Attendees will be able to partake in this relaxing team building activity while also creating a work of art that will help comfort patients, family, and hospital staff.
The initial concept of painting for people in hospitals was born in 1975 when John Feight volunteered in Northside Hospital in Atlanta, Georgia. The idea to establish the Foundation for Hospital Art developed through years of painting in hospitals and seeing the comfort art gave to the patients, medical staff, and visitors. Out of this experience has evolved the firm belief that nothing a hospital can provide in the way of technological and scientific marvels is as supportive as an atmosphere of compassion, both human and aesthetic.
The Foundation for Hospital Art was officially established in 1984 and is dedicated to involving patients and volunteers worldwide to create colorful, soothing artwork donated to hospitals to help soften the often stressful hospital experience. Each PaintFest is unique and special, but all have the common goal of caring about people. More than 1,000,000 volunteers and patients have united in an effort to create over 44,000 paintings for 4,000-plus hospitals in 195 countries.
Stop by the Relax and Recharge Lounge in the EXPO hall to take part in this unique experience. No artistic experience is necessary.