‘Crimson Fox’ creates special moments through music in Newport News

Love takes many forms.  We received this account from Crimson Fox, a musical duo (Micah Fox and Matthew Crim) about their February Tidewater Arts Outreach program: “Our program at the Evergreen Memory Care At Warwick Forest was tremendous. We took residents on a “road trip across the country” with songs like Tennessee Jed, Mardi Gras […]

Arts Advocacy Day in Richmond

Virginians for the Arts and The Virginia Arts Commission bring arts agencies from around the state together each year to inform, inspire and advocate for arts support. 2018 celebrates the 50th year of the Virginia  Commission for the Arts.  The annual meeting honored “50 for 50” – 50 of the state’s top arts organizations, including […]

Arts and the Age Wave

You’ve seen them –  big pharma ads for brain health, chronic disease management, joint health and other age-related conditions.  More ads for home health care, skilled nursing care and assisted living.  The industry that serves the aged is booming – and what’s more, the trend will continue as 10,000 people will retire every day, through […]

‘Bluebirds’ watercolor workshop brings happiness

  Virginian Pilot correspondent Jennifer Mason attended Michele Barne’s recent visual arts workshop at The Talbot on Granby.  It’s fantastic she chose to write about elders in our community and their activities.  They are so easily overlooked and forgotten in today’s busy-ness.   The Pilot Online story is here. As we move toward developing Creative Caregiving […]

Creative or Divine Intervention – Instruments of Art

We sent a letter to Instruments of Art artist contributors this past fall, to explain where we are with the event, which enjoyed its eighth year in 2017.  The letter has been updated and republished for all those interested in Instruments of Art: January 4, 2018 Hello, friends,  We’re writing you today with extreme gratitude […]

“Season of Giving,” a holiday song written by homeless children

HEAR ‘SEASON OF GIVING,” WITH LYRICS, HERE. “Give a box of x’s and o’s to show how far my love will go.   I’ll even play a verse on my saxophone And move my feet to the rhythm of the beat. Take out the trash and clean my room, Instead of the broom I’ll use the […]

Your 2017 year-end investment helps to sustain and grow our Training, Advocacy and Outreach

Fourteen years ago, a few friends dreamed of engaging local artists to share their creativity and compassion with people who live with special needs or circumstances, and Tidewater Arts Outreach was born. Since then, more 66,000 frail elders, homeless families, sick children and disabled people have experienced the magic, joy and healing power that is […]

Celebrate the season with special people and Tidewater Arts Outreach

Our December newsletter is HERE.   HUGE thanks to our December Artists, Friends and Supporters.    

Tidewater Arts Outreach Open House and Mission meetings

Supporters and  friends of Tidewater Arts Outreach are invited to our offices for an open house and a brief presentation to learn more about Tidewater Arts Outreach and why and how we fulfill our mission of service through arts engagement. Our offices are in Norfolk’s Ghent neighborhood at 809 Brandon Avenue, Suite 300.  We’re across […]

Military Caregivers “Un-Mask” at Arts Aid for Hidden Heroes Arts Program

“I wish I could show these emotions,” said one military caregiver as she dabbed dark paint colors onto the mask she was creating. “I have to hold them in. I have to hide them!” It’s powerful to hear these truths explored and shared among those who care for our country’s Wounded Warriors. Fortunately, program surveys […]