Established by Lori and Isaac Raijman MD, The Arts of Healing Foundation is a 501c3 non-profit organization that blends the worlds of art and medicine. The foundation unites physicians from the major hospitals throughout the Texas Medical Center in an effort to encourage and celebrate the arts while simultaneously raising money for a variety of medical challenges.
Studies show that not only does art equip doctors with the creativity and practice to make them better physicians; it also enables them to better connect, empathize with, and support their patients.
With this in mind, The Arts of Healing is an annual art show where physicians exhibit their work at select retailers in Houston’s prestigious River Oaks District. From the visual displays of painting and photography, the musical offerings of rock or classical, these doctors and surgeons showcase their talent during this one special event.Funds for the selected charity are raised in a variety of ways- direct donation, sponsor/physician dinner, and a percentage of the total sales throughout the hosting retailers.
In addition to being an enlightening evening, these doctors’ artwork deepens their connections between one another, their patients, and the Houston medical community at large.The Arts of Healing event allows these participating physicians to stand out in the medical community as they share their gifts, talents, and appreciation for that matters closest to their hearts: the spread of creativity and the support of their patients.
Our overall goal is to raise funds for every type of disease our patients are afflicted with. Each artist (physician) has a unique opportunity to serve their patients in a new, creative way by way of artistry. In turn, the support raised will potentially contribute to an increased life expectancy for all patients served.
Our inaugural event on November 9, 2017, was the largest single event the upscale venue has ever hosted—garnering a crowd of more than 2,000 people. The one-night convergence of art and medicine generated more than $300,000 in sales and donations.
The support we received strengthened our resolve to make the event, and in turn, the foundation, a meaningful vehicle for physicians, patients, and sponsors.