Nov/Dec 2015
Clayton Singleton's Jimi Hendrix-inspired piece-in-process for TAO's 2016 Instruments of Art​ Celebration and Auction
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You're invited to attend one of TAO's programs and see our mission in action.  You will enjoy being creating with participants; you will also get to know some of our exceptional artists.  Some programs have restrictions; please call or email us to make arrangements for any program you'd like to attend.
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The NCCA offers 
FREE, online training
in a series of modules, for those wishing to effectively use the arts in service of others.  The course is full of program ideas, outcomes, facilitator tips and benefits information.  TAO artists who complete this course will be offered  incentives, to the greatest extent possible.  We encourage ALL participating artists to take advantage.
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TAO Artists Build Community
Children and moms staying at The Genieve Shelter in Suffolk created power bead bracelets with help from local arts teacher/ TAO artist Jill Tiderman. Group process reinforces positive feelings and actions for these at-risk girls; having their moms participate also is powerful, helping families mend torn lives.  Art makes it possible!​
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Tidewater Arts Outreach (TAO) is a 501c(3) Virginia not-for-profit corporation. Donations are tax-deductible.  TAO's EIN is 68-0583526.  Find us on GuideStar.
Help us reduce isolation and loneliness in nursing homes, shelters, dependent care programs, hospitals and assisted living facilities.  No donation is too small and every gift helps us reach people who are marginalized, frail and, all too often, alone.  You can conveniently and securely make a gift here.  Thank you.
Holiday Get-Together at 5 Points Farm Market Dec. 5, 1-4 pm.  TAO artists, caregivers, volunteers and supporters - you're invited to join us as we celebrate YOU, the season and the arts programming we've created together for people in health, crisis and dependent care environments.  Refreshments, live music, holiday jam and singalong, a greeting card creation station and Farm Market bounty mean fun for the whole family.  Bring your instruments, dancing shoes, art supplies and your own special talents.  Songbooks, jingle bells and holiday treats included.

44 artists are at work as we post, creating some amazing Works of Art to support Tidewater Arts Outreach programs in the community.  Tell your friends and make plans on attending one of the best parties EVER.  Our hosts, Claus Ihlemann and Robert Roman of Decorum Furniture and our talented committee will be rolling out the red carpet for you.  Tickets will be available soon.

Freebie. Just in time!  Click the pic to download lyrics to more than thirty best-loved, time-honored holiday songs.  Let us know if you want to help us spread some cheer this holiday season.
Acoustic Image House Concert  An intimate, special night of acoustic music was enjoyed by nearly 75 guests. Thanks to Acoustic Image members Bill Gurley, Jimmy Masters, Mary Lou Osterhous, Pam Gurley, and Rick Drost for a great evening of music and inspiration. Thanks to Randy and Nick for sound; Lori, Cheryl, Rainham and John for their treats and help, and to everyone who came out and supported this event.  Heartfelt thanks to Drew and Kate for hosting a very special night to benefit Tidewater Arts Outreach's mission of healing through arts.
Tidewater Arts Outreach, 809 Brandon Avenue, Suite 300, Norfolk, VA  23517  757-965-5155