Request an Activity Kit

Request an Activity Kit

We bring the activities to your bedside, free of charge.

Self-directed kits including: adult coloring books, journals, puzzle books and playing cards.

 You may request up to two free kits per week.   
Now you can color using your tablet!  
Arts & Health Coloring Book, Volume Two now available for download. 
Please note: Activity kits are delivered Monday through Thursday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., excluding holidays.
Fridays, last delivery is at 3:00 pm.

Request a Musician

Please note: Musician bedside visits are available Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., excluding holidays.
Visits are fulfilled as possible.

Self-Guided Art Tours

Downloadable walking tours of some of Duke University Hospital's Art Collection and Designed Spaces for your smartphone

Click any location listed to download your art tour guide


Duke Cancer Center

Duke Hospital

Duke Medicine Pavilion

Just for Children

For pediatric patient families who are looking for age-appropriate activities while they are in the hospital or at home, visit Arts for Life Anywhere.

Here you can sign up for access to lessons, videos, downloads and information on art supplies.

Current & Upcoming Programs

Click here to see a full list of current and past 2021 exhibits, images and pricing.

Winterfest 2022

This annual curated exhibit supports and highlights the talents of North Carolina artisans within the main concourse galleries of Duke University Hospital in Durham, North Carolina.  The vibrant seasonal display uplifts the spirits of staff, patients and families, and provides opportunities to purchase unique, quality items throughout the exhibit.




< >To apply, interested applicants are required to submit 2022 Winterfest Application of Interest.

You will then be emailed a URL, password and instructions to upload items for consideration to the Arts and Health Artwork Archive site.

Submission of artwork must be received by midnight, June 15, 2022.Artist will be notified of their acceptance/decline by July 15, 2022.    



< >Artisans must reside in North Carolina, and be responsible for delivering to, and picking up from, Duke University Hospital, in Durham, NC, if selected.Works must be original to the artist and/or handcrafted by the artisan applying.If selected, items delivered must be “like” in appearance and price to items originally submitted.

Pricing:  Approximately 90% of all items sold during this event are $50 and less.

Function: Buyers tend to purchase jewelry and functional items rather than artwork to display on someone else’s wall (unless it is also a functional tile, calendar, pin, puzzle, etc.).

Variety: Participants who offer a variety of items at different price points usually sell more than those who only offer pieces in higher price ranges (items between $100 - $250).

Quantity: The intent of this exhibit is to sell work throughout the entirety of the exhibit. Although we do our best to request adequate quantities ahead of time for replenishment purposes, we may ask for more quantities.

Payments: Arts & Health manages daily sales events. Artisans will not be on-site to sell their work. We accept cash or checks (made out to the Artisan), and online payment options such as PayPal or Venmo. Payment options are displayed with each Artisan’s work. We ask that Artisans accepting online payments to verify their online transactions with Arts & Health, if any, at the end of each day.

A recommended contribution of 25% of artisan’s sales is requested to be made payable to Arts & Health at Duke

within 2 weeks after the end of the exhibit.




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Did you know Arts & Health programs music all throughout the hospital?

We offer music at bedside, throughout units and in waiting areas of the hospital by professional musicians (Artist in Residence) and volunteer Duke student musicians.

Click here to see a list of all the Artist in Residence, performance times and locations.

You may request a musician as well at the link below, or contact William Dawson, Performing Artist in Residence at william.dawson@duke.edu.




Spotlight Your Department or Specialty

Arts & Health is currently accepting exhibit applications for Duke Affiliated Departmental exhibits in the Mars Galleries for 2022

Download a copy of the guidelines and applications here (.pdf version).