Community is invited to Tidewater Arts Outreach programs for elders

What’s free, fun, for old and young alike, in your neighborhood, politically correct and socially responsible?   We conduct nearly two dozen programs each month in locations that serve elders – mostly in assisted living and skilled nursing care locations, and, on a more limited basis, in community settings like art galleries and rec centers. […]

Ronda Baucom, Steve Kolb join Tidewater Arts Outreach staff

Two seasoned nonprofit professionals joined the Tidewater Arts Outreach staff in late summer 2017.  Ronda Baucom joined us as Programs Specialist in early August.  For the last 13 years Ronda owned and operated two local Color Me Mine franchises; she recently sold them back to the parent company.  Before that, she was the executive director […]

Program Partnerships Brings Outreach to Congregate Care

2018 Program Partnership Letter & Rates    

September Sing-along with Elders at Suffolk Art Gallery

Tidewater Arts Outreach founder/executive director gets back to her musicality in September with a sing-along that is free and open to the public at the Suffolk Art Gallery, 118 Bosley Ave. in Suffolk.  Caregivers and care partners are invited, as are independent elders and singers/music lovers of all ages.  Songbooks and percussion instruments will be […]

Service through the arts to our military community

This post is a compilation of blogs, quotes and flyers detailing our work with members of the military community since 2007.  To date, we have presented 117 programs, creatively engaging more than 2300 participants.  We need to develop new sources of funding, in order to continue these services. “Hidden Heroes” Military Caregivers Benefit from Arts […]

Golf for Service through Art on October 11

Our mission is to enhance wellness in people with special needs or circumstances through the healing power of the arts.  To do this, we find artists interesting in using their creative gifts in service of others, we help them create effective, engaging programs, and we schedule, pay and otherwise support the location and the artist […]

Arts workshops for caregivers

We’re excited to announce new arts workshops for caregivers and artists.  Learn the benefits and practical application for a variety of arts programs, get hands-on help and leave with tools you can use in your care setting.  Tidewater Arts Outreach offers 1 and 2-hour learning labs in music, visual arts, poetry, drama and singing.   […]

Celebrating Instruments of Art 2010 & 2011 Artists and Artwork

Tidewater Arts Outreach owes much success and no small amount of thanks to the more than 100 visual artists who have created art for our Instruments of Art celebrations and auctions since 2010.  The works of art have long since found homes; thank goodness for the beautiful art and event photography of Jim Knox (Knox […]

Open Letter to Children Artists on Elder Interaction

Dear Creative, Exuberant, Young Friends; Thank you for sharing your singing, dancing, theatre and play with elders through Tidewater Arts Outreach.  You are giving back and serving others through this creative engagement event.  Here as some thoughts to help you get the most from the experience. The people you see may not be able to […]

Arts and Wellness Caregiver Workshops in Hampton Roads

Arts and Wellness Workshops in Hampton Roads Whether you are an activities director, a home- or facility-based caregiver, a CNA, CEO or somewhere in between, creative engagement can strengthen bonds, lift moods, improve vital functions (lung capacity, core strength, etc.) and much more.  To that end, we are creating caregiver training modules that convey useful […]