Several well-known mural artists and patients at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt recently worked together to enhance lab coats with a splash of art. The project’s aimed was to promote a more child-friendly environment at the hospital.

A group of physicians volunteered to wear the jackets as part of their “uniform” while interacting with patients.

Mural artists who participated include:

  • Adrien Saporiti (I Believe in Nashville mural)
  • Andee Rudloff (Hillsboro Village/KayBob’s mural)
  • Bill Caywood (Nashville Looks Good on You)
  • Hatch Show Print artists Lauren and Tori
  • Little Art house owners Emma and Leighton
  • Tinsley Anne Dempsey, curator of the Charlotte Ave murals

“We are passionate about involving the Nashville community in a conversation piece that assists with building rapport and comfort between pediatric patients and physicians,” said Tara Deluca, an art therapist at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt in a release. “This is a way for patients and families to experience art in their community while they are in the hospital.”

Take a look at patients and artist working together on lab coats below.

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