Welcome to Art Relief International

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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  • Colorful Daily Routine Board 11 Oct 2017 | 5:08 am


            I think teaching kids to use time productively and with more organization is very important. So I did a re-run of my workshop “Productivity Board," this time with Hope Home’s kids. For this time, I needed to modify more details of the workshop to be suitable with the kids here. I did more focus on the daily routines and I used picture to represent all daily routine activities-- because they are young and couldn’t read or write yet. I thought that this will help them to see the big picture of their day and remind themselves to brush their teeth, take a shower, etc. which will make more fun to do those daily routine activities.
    Free Jam Session

    Free Jam Session

         The workshop started very well with free jam session. They kids enjoyed it,a nd were happy to explore our instrument box like usual. After the jam session, everyone sat down quietly to listen for workshop description and I explained all steps to make the productivity board. They were very excited to see photos of their faces printed out, which I prepared for them, to stick onto popsicle sticks. Praw and Little Guy walked around to give each kid their…