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Art Relief International works to transform the lives of struggling social groups in Chiang Mai, Thailand by offering them the opportunity to express themselves through an artistic lens.

Art changes lives. It is both a powerful means of expression and a recognized means of therapy – two things that are vital in the lives of ARI participants. ARI works to cultivate creativity, create an atmosphere of inclusion for groups that are often cast out and ignored, and encourage social change.


Our volunteer-based organization relies on dedicated and open-minded individuals looking to make a creative difference in the world. This unique opportunity to volunteer in Thailand rewards both volunteers and ARI program participants alike.

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  • Christmas scenes with Healing Family 16 Dec 2014 | 9:00 pm

    Hello everyone!

    On Tuesday we celebrated Christmas with the Healing Family Foundation. The adults with disabilities are so great and wonderful to work with, and the workshop is always a lot of fun.

    For this special lesson we made Christmas landscapes and sang Jingle bells. The production of the Landscape was divided in different steps.

    First we created the background with white and blue poster paint, cardboards and tape.

    After this they could make a Christmas tree and a snowman to decorate their landscapes. Additionally we had some stickers. The snowman were made out of toilet Paper cardboards. They really enjoyed painting at those and create a 3D art.

    The landscapes turned out so beautiful and the participants and us volunteers had a lot of fun. I enjoyed this Workshop a lot. Singing and doing arts with the Healing Family makes me always happy.

    All the best, Sophia