About Arts in Health
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Using the Arts to Enhance the Healing Process

During times of stress and illness, the arts have the power to nurture and engage.

One of the first and most comprehensive arts in medicine programs nationwide, Gifts of Art's programs aim to transform the hospital experience in support of health and wellness for patients, guests, faculty, staff, and learners.

Its programs utilize the arts to assist and enhance the healing process, reduce stress, support human dignity, and renew the spirit. A diversity of arts helps to create a welcoming environment where all can feel they belong.

Discover how this happens through live concerts, art exhibits, bedside art, bedside music, bedside storytelling, the Life Sciences Orchestra, and more.

Contact Us
Gifts of Art Office
Gifts of Art Program at Michigan Medicine
300 North Ingalls, NI-5E06
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-5470 (mailing address)

Office Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm

Phone: 734-936-ARTS
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How Arts in Health Works
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Our Mission and Story

Arts in Health at Michigan Medicine brings the arts into the environment of care to help restore hope, encourage personal agency, and honor human dignity.

Learn about Gifts of Art’s mission and story
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What is Arts in Health?

Through a variety of creative and relaxing activities, Arts in Health works to create a hospital experience that honors patient individuality and preserves a sense of well-being.

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Arts in Health Impact

Every day hundreds of people embark on healthcare journeys at Michigan Medicine with the help of Arts in Health.

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Meet Our Team and Partners

Arts in Health professionals make up the Gifts of Art team at Michigan Medicine. Our work wouldn’t be possible without our partners and affiliated organizations.

Learn about the Gifts of Art team and partners