Creative Arts at Huntsman Cancer Institute

Due to increased precautions surrounding COVID-19 (coronavirus), Huntsman Cancer Institute is upholding its commitment to keeping you and others safe. Many services are available both on-site and through a virtual web-based platform or on YouTube and Facebook. Please call 801-587-4585 for more information or to schedule an appointment.

Research studies show creative arts can reduce anxiety, depression, pain, loneliness, and stress, which may improve a person’s emotional, social, and physical health. Creative Arts programs and classes are free. Many are also open to loved ones and staff. Learn more about creative arts and cancer on our blog.

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Each week, a professional artist leads a drop-in workshop. Participants can make art through a variety of projects such as painting, drawing, and sculpture and express themselves creatively.

Participation is free for patients, loved ones, and HCI staff, and all materials are provided. The program is held every Tuesday from 10 am—5 pm in the HCI 6th Floor Multipurpose Room. Visit the HCI Wellness Center Facebook Group for upcoming workshops.

Read more about art and cancer.

Music Therapy

Listening to and making music helps us express ourselves, connect with others, and lift our spirits. The Music Therapy program engages patients and caregivers in music to address physical symptoms, practice stress management, and provide emotional support.

Participation is free for patients, loved ones, and HCI staff. Music therapy services are available Monday through Friday. Call the Wellness Center at 801-587-4585 for more information or to schedule an appointment.

Learn more about music therapy at Huntsman Cancer Institute.


Explore creative and expressive writing, and the power of language to heal through reflection, stories, poems, essays, journaling, letters, and more with poet and writer Susan Sample. We offer individual and group workshops for outpatients and inpatients.

"…Writing cannot cure patients, but it facilitates the progress of repairing the damages done. Words have the power to mend spirits abiding within damaged or incurable bodies." — Susan Gubar, PhD, author of Reading and Writing Cancer: How Words Heal

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Your Story

Share your story with loved ones and create a recorded personal history. This online Do-It-Yourself Life Story kit includes a list of memory prompts, free training videos, and resources in print and digital form.

Learn More about the Your Story Program


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