St. Jude features
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
I think art is a great, therapeutic way to be happy.
St. Jude survivor Tayde
Art by St. Jude survivor Tayde
Love, positivity and ice cream sundaes — St. Jude patient Victoria brings her art to the World Golf Championships.
Read Victoria's story >
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 >
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
Free coloring & activity pages
Download free printable St. Jude coloring pages and games inspired by St. Jude patient art.
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.
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.