Art Cart

The Art Cart provides artistic opportunities to patients on all inpatient units, all intensive care units, dialysis, outpatient infusion center, primary care, the emergency department, day surgery and Martha Eliot Health Center.

The Art Cart is staffed by two Child Life Art Specialists who provide expressive and therapeutic art activities as a way of normalizing the hospital experience, while still providing age and culturally appropriate projects that can be modified to meet the needs of every individual.

Art projects are crafted in the playroom or brought to the bedside for patients who cannot leave their rooms. The Art Specialist creates monthly themes to engage patients, and introduce them to varied artists and different types of media. Themes have included nature, art movements, travel, Asian Pacific heritage month and medical art. Some projects that patients have worked on include painting, collage, sculpture, mixed media projects, and many more! Any patient not able to be seen at a regularly scheduled time can be seen during referral time.

Every month, an artist of the month (AOTM) is acknowledged and celebrated for their love and enthusiasm for art. The AOTM can be found on our Facebook page. The Art Specialists also host Art Parties where all patients and families are invited to come together to create art!

Michelle Dean-Onabajo
Lynne Long