Children's Healthcare of Atlanta


Paint Love programming at in 2018 with CHOA is sponsored in full by our community partners at Gas South!

Children's Healthcare of Atlanta (CHOA) serves kids of all ages from the Atlanta area and beyond. From colorful, friendly waiting rooms to equipment that fits patients of all sizes, every detail is designed specifically for kids. 

 CHOA is one of the largest pediatric clinical care providers in the U.S. and home to one of the top pediatric surgery programs in Georgia. The goal of their Artist in Residence program is to teach children to express themselves in a positive way through art. The Art program provides normalization to kids an distracts them from their pain or any problems they are experiencing at the time of their hospital visit.

CHOA serves children ranging from newborn to young adults (20 years of age). Most patients they work with are patients with chronic illnesses such as diabetes, Cystic Fibrosis, cancer, and cardiac issues. They also work with transplant patients and kids who have experienced some form of trauma. Their patient demographic is multicultural and largely lower to middle income families with limited resources outside of the hospital.


They estimate there will be approximately 2-20 children involved in each Paint Love project. The Egleston Campus (at Emory University) has asked for an art program that may include something with video, textiles, sculpting, and/or a collaborative piece. All projects must also fit within one or more of the Paint Love themes: A) Loving/ respecting yourself, B) Loving/ respecting others, C) Seeking and strengthening positive relationships, and D) Investing in your community.

Volunteer Requirements

  • All volunteers must be 18 or older and have a background check on file with Paint Love.
  • You must check with the CHOA staff before taking or posting any photos of the children. Volunteers must not share patient information.

  • Volunteers may not wear denim in the hospital and must wear closed toe shoes.

Upcoming events with CHOA

Nothing on the calendar, yet! But CHOA events can take place Mondays- Fridays 10 AM-6 PM (or potentially as late as 7 PM), with the occasional option of Saturday events.

Want to lead an event at CHOA? 

past projects with CHOA