Offered on behalf of the Foundation for Hospital Art, PaintFest America is a national, 50-day event that features multiple murals with different designs and a paint-by-numbers approach that anyone can enjoy, regardless of artistic ability.
Patients, families, staff and community members stopped by to grab a brush throughout the morning. Visitors exploring their artistic talents included St. Luke’s MSTI administrator Mark Parkinson.
Participants painted 18 colorful panels, which will be added to a 50-state mural called “Stars of Hope” and assembled during the final unveiling on Aug. 23. After the official unveiling, the individual panels will be returned to the hospitals where they were originally created.
Chereen Langrill was formerly a communications coordinator for St. Luke’s Health System.