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May 2, 2016

Wall of Smiles – A Community Art Initiative

The Women & Children’s Hospital of Buffalo is creating a large scale mosaic for display in the lobby of the new John R. Oishei Children’s Hospital in Buffalo, NY. The Community Art Mosaic will be made from thousands of individual works of art created by the hospital’s patients, families and children across all communities served by the Women & Children’s Hospital.



The hospital is a tremendous asset in our community and Doodle Bugs! is thrilled to support this WNY fixture. Our donation allowed Pre-Kindergarten and School Age students from our six Buffalo-area locations to include their self-portrait in the art installation.





Up close you will be able see each individual drawing; from a distance they will unite to create one large image that will celebrate Western New York in a creative way. The hospital expects this fundraising initiative to become the centerpiece of the new John R. Oishei Children’s Hospital.

If your child drew a self-portrait, you will be able to see it on the Oishei Children’s Mosaic website just by entering their name. You can also take a look all of our portraits here. Submissions are still being added– keep checking back!

Kaleida Heath says “It’s a wall of smiles to help lighten the burden of a visit to the hospital. It is a way for children and adults to make a personal investment in the new hospital through simple, creative art.” We are so excited for this collaborative project to come to fruition and are thrilled that the Doodle Community is a part of it.