Creating Art Together: Walk to End Alzheimer’s & Beyond

At this year’s Houston Walk to End Alzheimer’s we hosted a successful community art piece representing a Promise Garden. It was incredible to have so many people engaged and excited about the cause. The participants all got to paint flowers representing their role in the fight to end Alzheimer???s. Everyone has their own reason for being involved: whether they have Alzheimer???s themselves, are caretakers, have loved ones with the diagnosis, or just simply want to help. If you look closely at the painting (pictured below), there are so many different styles: some flowers have curved petals, others have sharp petals, and some have lines for petals. In addition, some people decided to paint outside of the box and put entirely different subject matters (such as dogs). It???s inspiring to see how so many people think differently than I do.

Promise Garden Mural painted at the 2018 Houston Walk to End Alzheimer’s

I???m so excited to channel the artistic energy garnered from the Walk into Creating Art Together, the program I created to provide free community art classes for people with early-stage memory loss and their care partners. Art can be a solitary or a social activity, and I want to give people a space for it to be social. It???s fun making art with other people because you get to see how creative everyone can be. Every person???s brush strokes, color choices, and subject matter is a product of their unique personality.

Join us for Creating Art Together!
Our next class on December 9, 2018 will be holiday-themed, and hosted at Central Market from 10 AM ??? 1 PM. Please join us to create cards and a small seasonal gift???we???d love to have you! For more information, call 800-272-3900 or email

Please be on the lookout for future classes:

  • Jan 26, 2019: West U Senior Services
  • Jan 27, 2019: Central Market
  • Feb 23, 2019: West U Senior Services
  • Feb 24, 2019: Central Market
  • March 23, 2019: West U Senior Services
  • March 24, 2019: Central Market
  • April 27, 2019: West U Senior Services
  • April 28, 2019: Central Market
This blog post was written by Brina Bui, a medical student at McGovern Medical School. She is partnering with the Alzheimer???s Association for her fellowship project to create an art program for people living with early-stage memory loss.