The Art of Elysium's #ArtHeals Challenge

Celebrating 23 Years of Connecting Artists to Those in Need

*Donate $23 or more and receive a downloadable gift of art courtesy of Shepard Fairey and Cole Sternberg.

As the nation responds to the COVID-19 pandemic, The Art of Elysium is working to raise much-needed dollars to sustain Art Programs, which will support the areas we have served for over 22 years:  hospitalized youth, elders, the homeless community, veterans, special need and inner-city schools.  Now, as we step into our 23rd year, the world is suffering.  Suicide rates are up, domestic violence is up, and depression is at an all-time high.  We are launching this campaign to encourage everybody at home to create and transcend this together.  

The impact of our Art Programs in our communities is evident (2019):

  • 32,660 individuals of need served
  • 2,145 artists volunteered
  • 1268 workshops provided
  • 48 facilities participated

The Art of Elysium Presents Shepard Fairey at The Palladium: Shepard Fairey's art has always spoken to transcendence through creation and there is no better way to honor the work of The Art of Elysium than presenting his artwork as the beacon for 23 years of service.  We are proud to present Shepard's latest Los Angeles public installation at the Hollywood Palladium.  This public installation speaks to justice, change, hope and the power of art to work for the greater good.  #artheals #challenge

The Art of Elysium was founded in 1997 to support artists working for the benefit of others. For over two decades, we've paired volunteer artists with communities in need. Due to safer home restrictions and the high risk underlying medical issues of so many of the populations we serve, we have been unable to do in-person workshops and programs.   

Our solution is to provide our services virtually through Zoom and free online art lessons. We have many in our city who are incredibly vulnerable; please donate now to help us serve all of those suffering.

We need your support more than ever.

Help Spread the Word!

In conjunction with the anniversary celebration, the organization is launching a social media campaign, heavily backed by its’ supporters, to encourage the community to share their art, in whatever medium they choose, to inspire and encourage others by uploading and using the #artheals hashtag.

"We might be distanced, but we are all in this together." --Jennifer Howell, Founder.

If you need some creative ideas for your projects, please visit and do one of our artists’ tutorials. To see more artwork that has been generously donated to the #ArtHeals fundraiser, please visit Artsy and browse our public art auction. Bidding begins August 17th and ends September 16th.

(*If you do not receive the confirmation message within a few minutes of submitting your donation, please check your Spam folder or Junk Email just in case the confirmation email got delivered there instead of your inbox. If so, select the confirmation message and click Not Spam, which will allow future messages to get through.) For all other inquiries contact us at: