All programs are open to Mayo Clinic patients, staff, visitors and community members and are made possible by the generous donations of grateful benefactors. Programs include:

Music performances

Live performances featuring diverse musical selections.

Visual art exhibits

Art from around the world — photography, pottery, paintings, drawings, sculptures — that encourages quality of life at all stages of living.

Theater and dance events

Live theater or dance performances to inspire, teach or address universal human issues.


Participants have an opportunity to reflect, interact and express themselves through varied methods and coping techniques such as art, creative writing, music and relaxation. Workshops are free.


Renowned speakers in medical ethics and the arts focusing on numerous topics.

Bedside arts programs

Programs bring the arts to the bedside of hospitalized patients and closer to the caregivers while extending traditional patient care to offer spiritual and emotional benefits.