Art from the Heart

Thank you to everyone who made this year's Art from the Heart so successful! We raised a record-breaking $72,000 in 2022!

60 pieces of artwork created by kids with cancer were auctioned at the 13th annual Art from the Heart® fundraiser on September 22, 2022 at Mungenast Lexus of St. Louis. This event raised a record-breaking $72,000 to support Friends of Kids with Cancer’s art therapy programs.

The auctioned artwork was created by patients in cancer treatment and their families during art therapy with Friends of Kids with Cancer’s art therapists, Natasha Westrich Wood, Briana McKee, and Daphne Dierks. These kids work all year on their pieces of art which help them to express the emotional feelings associated with their cancer treatment.

This year, we welcomed back our patient artists to celebrate them and treat them to tasty bites and fun activities. The artists were recognized in a short ceremony. Meanwhile, art auction bidding was underway to raise funds for Friends of Kids with Cancer's art therapy programs.

The following week, patient artists who could not attend the event celebrated in their own way at the virtual Arty Party. Each artist received an artist-inspired box full of art activities and treats. They jammed to a private virtual DJ and were each recognized for their art pieces.

Art from the Heart 2022Photos by Amanda Sahaida's Artistry 
Find her on Facebook & Instagram: @amandasahaida

Special thanks to the following framers who donated framing for each piece of artwork in the show:

  • Graphica
  • Dogtown Gallery & Frame Shop
  • Artery
  • TOC
  • Arch Design

Guests enjoyed delectable bites graciously provided by:

  • Ma Yim Bakery
  • Russo's Catering
  • Seamus McDaniel's
  • Pretzel Boys
  • Mission Taco Joint
  • Biggies
  • Balkan Treat Box
  • Deweys
  • Walnut Grill
  • The Baked Bear
  • Andy's Frozen Custard
  • Bartolinos
  • O.B. Clark's
  • The Cup

Special thanks to all of our framers, food vendors, and Mungenast Lexus!


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