"Without Art, the crudeness of reality would  make the world unbearable"

George Bernard Shaw

Why We Started

“The arts have been a crucial part of my life since I was a child. I cannot imagine a time when I would lose access to art, music, dance & theatre, and so I went about changing the lives of those who had.”  

Carol Gibson, Founder

What We Do

We bring music, dance, arts & crafts, and other creative activities to facilities for financially disadvantaged seniors. We also bring performing groups. Our team of arts professionals work together to create a program that will give the participants an opportunity to express their creativity while increasing cognitive function and enjoying social interaction. We Bring Joy!

Whom We Serve

Our focus is on senior and convalescent facilities that have a very limited or no budget for arts activities. Our participants have a wide range of cognitive and physical disabilities. We work hard to accommodate all individuals.

Where We Serve

We currently focus on Southeast Los Angeles County. We are currently working hard to recruit volunteers and raise funds so we can expand our programs. Our long-term goal is to create a nationwide organization so no one has to live without access to the arts.

Why We Serve

We serve because we cannot imagine our lives without art

We serve because the thought of individuals spending their final years without an opportunity to express themselves creatively is unacceptable

We serve because we love seeing eyes and hearts light up when we walk through the door

We serve because we love discovering the many things our clients have to teach us

We serve because we love the folks we work with for they have made our lives better

We serve because we bring joy and experience joy! Who doesn't want more Joy in their lives?

Contact Us:

Phone: 562 451-5015

2833 E. 1rst St. Long Beach, CA 90803

Write Us: artsheal@compassionateartists.org