Scripps holds Healing Arts Collection event


Art enthusiasts had the opportunity to view renderings of artwork that will grace family waiting areas and corridors at the Leichtag Foundation Critical Care Pavilion at Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas.

The Healing Arts Collection at Scripps Encinitas event was held Aug. 27 at Make (formerly the Floral Trade Center) in Carlsbad.

The collection — 29 original installations consisting of paintings, mosaics, carvings and sculptures — showcases images of nature and serenity that are reflective of North San Diego County scenery.

By sponsoring a signature piece of the Healing Arts Collection, donors will support the addition of new, inspiring artwork for the hospital as well as its expansion efforts.

Research has shown that art in a hospital environment can help reduce stress, pain and anxiety, improve the work day for health care providers and make the entire health care experience a better one for patients and caregivers.

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Photos by McKenzie Images.