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SAN FRANCISCO, March 1, 2017 -- The Kids & Art Foundation is pleased to announce the art fair and fundraiser, “Art Attacks Cancer” Art Attack SF is hosting the fair at their new location in the Castro and exhibiting artists will donate 50% of their sales to Kids & Art. The money raised will be used to provide stipends and art materials to volunteer artists who lead weekly and monthly workshops for pediatric cancer patients.

Artists are asked to submit work that evokes a feeling of strength, confidence, resistance, resilience, or hope through various media. Every day, 43 children are diagnosed with cancer. The Kids & Art Foundation provides free art workshops to children battling cancer to help them find healing through creative expression.

An invitation-only preview will be held on April 21, 2017 from 6-9 pm, affording guests the opportunity to meet the exhibiting artists and discuss and their work during an intimate cocktail reception. VIP speakers will be announced leading up the event.


Art Attack SF Gallery, April 21-23, 2017, 2358 Market Street, San Francisco CA


Friday, April 21 6pm - 9pm | VIP Preview (Invitation Only)

Saturday April 22 12pm - 7pm

Sunday April 23 12pm - 7pm


The Kids & Art Foundation is a 501(c)(3) organization based out of Burlingame, California, committed to offering the intrinsic healing power of the creative process of art making to children and families dealing with cancer. Under the guidance of caring Bay Area artists, children make art during ongoing workshops at the Lucile Packard and UCSF Children’s Hospitals and at destination workshops featuring unique and creative locations like Google, Pixar, PACE teamLab, and many more.


Kids & Art was founded in 2008 by Purvi Shah, who now serves as the Executive Director. She is the mother of Amaey Shah, who died in 2011 after battling against acute lymphoblastic leukemia for six of his nine years. Kids & Art grew from her son’s love of participating in art making throughout the course of his life. Purvi Shah was recently awarded the Jefferson Award for Public Service.


Art Attack SF, an art gallery founded in 2012, celebrates the character and artistic expression of San Francisco. Art Attack proudly features a variety of works from the hands and hearts of Bay Area artists. The gallery's unique collection of local artwork includes paintings, sculptures, and everything in between; each with its own aesthetic and message.

Art Attack SF works to engage and inspire talented artists, the local community, and its guests—striving to create an inviting environment where artists can connect with the community, and vice versa.


Contact: Ethel Jimenez |

Happy 2017 at Pacific Art League

We wish everyone a Happy 2017. Let's fill it up with beautiful art and lots of color!

In partnership with Pacific Art League, Kids & Art children from 4 to 24 are getting ready for a memorable occasion. The kids/AYA are being paired one-on-one with artists to create art. The professionals, practicing Bay Area artists, will be working alongside the child and together they will create some lasting memeories. We will also encourage our professional artists to create a piece inspired by the kids/AYA art.

When you mix artists and curious minds, who knows what can happen!

We will add more details on this workshop soon. If you are an artist associated with Pacific Art League or a professional Bay Area Artist who would like to create with us, please register here.

WHEN: Sunday January 22, 2-4pm

WHERE: Pacific Art League, 668 Ramona St, Palo Alto, CA 94301

Our workshops are free to all pediatric cancer families. To participate as a family, artist, or volunteer, please click on this button below.

Eventbrite - Pacific Arts League Workshop Jan 22

Pace Teamlab Workshop December 10

Kids & Art joins hands with Pace Art + Technology second time around for a workshop where participants of all ages immerse themselves in the multi-room environments spanning 20,000 ft² and showcasing 20 digital works.

We invite all our Bass center patients/families and staff as well as past and presnt pediatric cancer families, our volunteers, donors, and hospital staff to attend with their families. PACE teamLab has opened the space up exclusively for Kids & Art Foundation from 10am to 11am (for a sterile envirinment). However everyone is welcome to stay as long as you want but please keep in mind that after 11am the space will be open to public.

Eventbrite - PACE teamLab and Kids & Art Workshop Dec 10

They will sanitize the entire Futureparks, the interactive childrens’ experience. There is wheelchair access From 10:00am-11:00am the Family Hands On Room will not be open to public

Where: PACE Art + Technology 300 El Camino Real, Menlo Park CA 94025

When: Saturday, Dec 10 from 10am to 12pm

This workshop is truly for all ages and we are besides ourselves to make this amazing partnership with PACE teamLab. This is a once in a lifetime experience. The show is in the Bay Are until December 18, 2016 only.

Please do not hesitate to call us at 650-877-2750 or email us at if you have any questions.

Mask making workshop December 11

We are very excited to bring a special workshop for our families who are touched by cancer. This is a FREE workshop for all families touched by pediatric cancer.

When: Sunday, December 11 from 2:00PM-4:00pm

Where: Finnish Hall, 1970 Chestnut St, Berkeley, CA 94702

Eventbrite - Mask Making Workshop Dec 11

Create and hand paint a unique Totem Animal mask! The Totem and mask tradition is steeped in the rich cultural history of North America. Paint a beautiful colorful mask after getting a brief historical lecture from renowned artist, Diego Marcial Rios.

Breathtakingly colorful Totem art and Totem masks have been a part of North American culture for thousands of years. Totems and Totem animals have long been a part of Native American culture thousands of years before the entry of Europeans. 

Brief Historical / Cultural Lecture. The host will deliver a brief historical summary of the history and cultural importance of Totems in North American culture. The concept of your own Totem or Spirit Guide will be discussed. 

Handcraft a Sacred Heart Or Mask. The instructor will assist in the painting decoration of the Totem mask. The instructor will individually demonstrate the appropriate use of color, texture and design in a mask design. 

Hand paint a decorative Sacred Heart or Mask. Materials and brushes will be available for attendees to hand paint a colorful and decorative a mask. 

Make Artwork Under the Guidance of a Renowned Artist. See live examples of the paper masks and get inspired by an artist who has been exhibiting for over 30 years. 

PN: We do have to pay $20 per person (child or adult) for this workshop but as always our workshop is free for our families. Becasue of the payment situation we ask our families to please sign up ahead of time and if they have to cancel for any reason, please give us a weeks notice so that we can offer the spots to another family. We have already sent the payment ahead of the workshop so if we have a no show, we do not recover the costs.

We know it is going to be very exciting and special and that why we are bringing this to all our families.