Art can be a healing presence when someone is ill. Art and music bring beauty into the healthcare setting in the same way the arts enhance everyday life. Visual art projects are relaxing activities for patients that help pass the time during treatment and while in waiting areas. Arts offer an opportunity for self-expression. They can help in processing situations and preserving memories, and art can help us feel good by creating moments of presence and joy.

Art can also have a profound impact on mental health. Artistic activities like sculpting, drawing and painting can lower stress levels and blood pressure. It can ease anxiety and open your mind to problem-solving and clarity. Making art allows the brain and body to focus completely on the task at hand, freeing the mind from excess worry and negative self-talk.