Art à la Carte is a Calgary, Alberta, charity that has been bringing a unique form of art and conversation to medical institutions for the past 25 years. Our volunteers make weekly visits to the bedside of hospitalized patients offering a choice of art for their rooms. We also host the Opening Minds Through Art (OMA) program for people living with dementia and Create While You Wait for those recovering from strokes or brain injuries.
Our most recent innovations include custom-crafted pillows, hospital gowns and totes - all featuring original artwork and photography from Alberta artists. The Canadian-made products are printed, cut and sewn at Notion Manufacturing's Toronto studio.
For every $40 contributed to the Pillows for Patients Campaign, an Art à la Carte volunteer will gift a cozy pillow to a patient receiving their first round of chemotherapy; a gesture of comfort and hope.