We build hope, strength and joy 
for those impacted by cancer
through creative experience and a place of reflection and renewal
in the Art of Life Healing Garden

About Our Mission

We build hope, strength and joy for those impacted by cancer through creative experience and a place of reflection and renewal in the Art of Life Healing Garden.
The Art of Life is passionate about GIVING HOPE to those impacted by cancer. In today’s world, cancer aims to steal our joy and rob us of hope, but we believe that growth and purpose can be found in and through life’s most difficult seasons.

About Our Mission

The Art of Life is passionate about GIVING HOPE to those impacted by cancer. In today’s world, cancer aims to steal our joy and rob us of hope, but we believe that growth and purpose can be found in and through life’s most difficult seasons.

Get Involved

In Art of Life Cancer Foundation’s healing arts programs we celebrate life and survivorship and spread hope!

Get Involved

In Art of Life Cancer Foundation’s healing arts programs we celebrate life and survivorship and spread hope!

Healing Garden

This is an innovative collaboration between the Art of Life Cancer Foundation, the City of Fresno, Fresno State, the medical and art communities, local philanthropists and a large band of eager volunteers.

Paint It Forward

In this unique program, participants celebrate life and survivorship when linked with outstanding local artists from the Central Valley to co-create beautiful works of art about life, hope and survivorship.

Survivor Gathering

One of the most anticipated events each year is Art of Life’s annual Survivor Gathering. Hundreds of survivors unite, regardless of diagnosis, oncologist or place of treatment for a powerful event that celebrates life.

Your opportunity to help those impacted by cancer

Our Mission: To inspire people impacted by cancer to connect and heal through creative expression.

Your opportunity to help those impacted by cancer

Our Mission: To inspire people impacted by cancer to connect and heal through creative expression.

Up And Coming Events

Survivor Gathering:The Paula ProjectOctober 26th, 2024

Survivor Gathering:
The Paula Project
October 26th, 2024

Survivor Gathering: The Paula Project Date: October 26th, 2024Cancer survivors unite for a powerful event that celebrates life!Survivors have the opportunity to participate in a creative workshop and everyone involved leaves with renewed strength to seek personal...

Healing Garden BeautificationNovember 16th, 2024

Healing Garden Beautification
November 16th, 2024

Healing Garden Beautification Date: November 16th, 2024Our 3-acre garden is solely maintained by volunteers, so we’re reliant on our community to keep it looking its best!This family friendly service project ensures the Healing Garden remains a beautiful environment...

Love Lights the WayDecember 4th, 2024

Love Lights the Way
December 4th, 2024

Love Lights the Way Date: December 4th, 2024 Join us at The Healing Garden in Woodward Park this Holiday season to honor or remember loved ones with a Luminary Lighting Ceremony Location: Healing Garden, Woodward Park (inside the Woodward Park north gate on Friant /...

Art of Life Blog

Volunteer Spotlight – Alan Pham

Volunteer Spotlight – Alan Pham

Hi, I’m Alan!I'm a Fresno State Senior and served as the President of the Fresno State Art of Life Club from 2020-2021.My journey with Art of Life started in 2019 after volunteering at Paint it Forward. As someone who has experienced the impact of cancer on families,...

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Shop Local Holiday Gift Guide

Shop Local Holiday Gift Guide

The Mercantile -       Located in Kingsburg, The Mercantile carries a diverse selection of items! Check out their high-quality home decor, clothing, and accessories. There's something for the whole family!Good Dirt Pottery Studio -       Do you have a creative loved...

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Meet Our Intern – Amanda Mallory

Meet Our Intern – Amanda Mallory

Hi, I’m Amanda!I’m currently a Senior at Fresno State graduating with a Biology degree in hopes of pursuing a career in Optometry.I first started my journey with Art of Life back in January of 2020. I attended a Garden Beautification event and have been involved ever...

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