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Patient Art

At St. Jude, art therapy is used to reduce stress or anxiety, explore complex feelings, manage side effects and improve quality of life. 

Explore our patients and the power of art.


Artwork by St. Jude patient Ty

St. Jude patient Ty

St. Jude patient Ty


Featured St. Jude patient artist


Even at his young age, Ty had a special interest that seemed to take his mind off treatment — art. St. Jude staff always made sure to have art supplies waiting for him in recovery from procedures. Cancer has been in Ty’s past for more than a decade now. But art is still very much a part of his life. And so is St. Jude.

Read Ty's St. Jude story.


The power of #StJudeArt

You can never underestimate the emotional power of art, especially when the masterpiece is created by a child with cancer or another life-threatening disease. No matter the medium, our patient art manages to reflect the full spectrum of our lifesaving mission — from the struggle of diagnosis and treatment to the joy of remission.


Patient art collection

View original artwork by our patients and survivors.


 How we feature patient art

Patients and survivors donate their art to St. Jude so we can feature it in creative ways.
From greeting cards to signage and merchandise, we love to share their inspirational artwork in ways everyone can enjoy.


To inspire


Inspire a child by sending a free virtual card to St. Jude patients and their families. Your e-card encourages kids as they face cancer and other life-threatening illnesses.

Send a Card


To give


Give a gift that gives back or own your very own piece of St. Jude patient art on a mug, enamel pin and so much more. Visit the St. Jude Gift Shop.

Shop the St. Jude Gift Shop


To learn


Learn about life with cancer through this permanent hospital art installation called the ABC Wall of Cancer.  This creative alphabet offers 26 unique St. Jude patient perspectives on living with cancer. Some are funny and some are emotional, but they all show our patient's personalities. You can see this wall in our virtual tour of the hospital and even purchase a copy of the wall in book form from the St. Jude Gift Shop. 

Take Our Virtual Tour


I think art is a great, therapeutic way to be happy.

St. Jude survivor Tayde

image of colorful flowers painted by St Jude survivor Tayde
Artwork by St. Jude survivor Tayde

Art by St. Jude survivor Tayde


Patient artist stories

Explore patient stories and how art inspires them.


Image of St. Jude survivor Victoria

St. Jude survivor Victoria

Love, positivity and ice cream sundaes — St. Jude patient Victoria brings her art to the World Golf Championships.
Read Victoria's story >

Image of St. Jude patient Ty

St. Jude patient Ty

When he lost his right eye to cancer, Ty drew and baked for comfort. His creativity has raised thousands and helps him connect with others to support St. Jude.
 Read Ty's story >

Image of St. Jude patient Calvin

St. Jude patient Calvin

After a cancer diagnosis, St. Jude patient Calvin found hope and light through art while in treatment.
Watch Calvin's story >


More ways to see patient art

Coloring sheet pages with patient art

Free coloring & activity pages

Download free printable St. Jude coloring pages and games inspired by St. Jude patient art.

Download Coloring Pages

St. Jude Augmented Reality Experience App

Experience art coming to life

Download the St. Jude experience app which uses agumented reality to bring patient art alive in the palm of your hand.

Download Experience App

St. Jude patient Caleb painting

St. Jude patient Caleb pictured in 2019


'Thank you' artwork by St. Jude patient Amber

Thank you art by St. Jude patient Amber

We couldn't do it without donors like you.

Families never receive a bill from St. Jude for treatment, travel, housing or food—so they can focus on helping their child live.

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Can I donate art supplies to St. Jude

We accept some toy donations, including art supplies. See how to donate toys to the hospital. 

How can I learn more about art therapy and the program at St. Jude? 

Learn more about art therapy at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.