The Power of Art Heals

The beautiful art that fills the cancer center comforts and inspires. Our cancer patients and survivors select each work, which embraces care beyond medicine by creating a restorative and calming environment for patients, families and caregivers.

Art Heals was officially unveiled in the fall of 2016, creating a restorative and calming environment for patients, families and caregivers throughout the Yuma Regional Medical Center Cancer Center. The paintings and drawings are on exhibition throughout the Cancer Center. The art brightens spaces ranging from waiting areas and hallways to areas where patients receive treatments.

In addition to the art pieces themselves, Art Heals also features Weaving a Legacy, a tapestry woven together by the hands of cancer patients and their loved ones. Each ribbon, strip of cloth or colorful memento making up this beautiful tapestry honors a patient’s courageous journey.

Along with each artist’s creation, the displays also feature biographical information about the artist.

The majority of the works are for sale, with a portion of proceeds benefiting local cancer care. Most participating artists express interest in helping create a comfortable and healing environment at the cancer center. Several artists are cancer patients, survivors or loved ones.

Art Heals

Every year, we invite artists from the Yuma area, working in all types of wall art media, to submit artwork that reflects themes of serenity, hope, healing, and joy to be a part of Art Heals. Thoughtfully curated by a panel of survivors and patients, selected pieces are professionally hung and showcased in the Yuma Regional Cancer Center for 90 to 365 days.

Having artwork adorn the Cancer Center, creates an atmosphere more reminiscent of an art museum than a traditional medical facility, which provides a comforting place to receive care.

The third Art Heals Exhibition will open summer 2024.The application for new art pieces is currently closed. Please contact, for more information on the exhibit.

“Throughout my journey as a cancer survivor, painting has become my therapy. Knowing that my finished pieces are helping brighten another person’s day is beyond special.”

– Lora Dana

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