The Art of Children: A Visual Journey of Healing Through Art

The Art for Life Foundation keeps an ongoing exhibit of children's art in our library.  This is a permanent exhibit with rotating art each year.   All of the art comes from children in their healing arts programs.  The Clayton Community Library began exhibiting this art in 2003!

The Art for Life Foundation believes in the healing power of art and helps bring art programs to over 18,000 children a year in children's hospitals, hospice care and one court house. Local work reaches children in Children's Hospital, Oakland, John Muir Hospital, Walnut Creek, John Muir Behavioral Health Center in Concord, Hospice of the East Bay, Pleasant Hill, Hope Hospice in Dublin and George Mark Children's House in San Leandro.  Started in 1998, Art for Life currently offers 23 programs in eight states and Washington, D.C.

They are a nonprofit 501(c)3 and any donations are welcome. The founder is a Clayton Resident and the Art for Life Foundation is a member of the Clayton Business and Community Association.

Please visit their web site at