Posted by: Duke Raleigh Hospital | August 31, 2012

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Pablo Picasso said, “The purpose of art is washing the dust of daily life off our souls.” We couldn’t agree more.

In fact, art is more important in “our line of work” than you might expect. Studies have shown that by bringing the arts into the patient setting, it promotes an environment of healing. And for the past six years, the Duke Raleigh Hospital Guild has hosted a number of programs to achieve that setting for our patients.

On Friday, September 7 from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and Saturday, September 8 from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., the Duke Raleigh Hospital Guild will host the third annual “Art in the Gardens”. This festive two-day event will feature more than 25 juried artists from North Carolina, who will be exhibiting and selling their work in the Duke Raleigh Hospital Gardens. There will also be local food trucks in attendance as well as music and raffles.

This is a very special event as it speaks to the long-standing initiative between the Guild and the hospital to incorporate the arts as a component of extraordinary care.

All proceeds from the event will also support another initiative that provides a piece of the extraordinary care puzzle.  The Duke Raleigh Hospital Guild has committed to raise the necessary funds to renovate, furnish, and operate Birdwood. A colonial revival home that sits on 5 acres adjacent to the Duke Raleigh Hospital campus, Birdwood will serve as the first hospital hospitality house in Raleigh. It will offer a comfortable, affordable, and nurturing place to stay for loved ones of patients who come seeking Duke Raleigh Hospital’s world-class medical care.

Art in the Gardens is a free event and open to the public, rain or shine! “This event offers something fun and festive for each family member, we look forward to increasing attendance this year- really engaging the whole Midtown community,” said Laura Raynor, president of the Duke Raleigh Hospital Guild.


Visit Duke Raleigh Hospital Guild to find out more information!

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