Who We Are

We are a nonprofit agency that helps individuals and their loved ones struggling with grief, fear, pain and anger learn to express themselves — with creativity and color.

Your Heart on Art is  a tax-exempt, 501 (c) (3) nonprofit agency in the Nashville, Tennessee area.

This ground-breaking organization offers unique art classes and workshops that help all people regardless of age, race, gender or religion process their feelings visually through the creative expressive arts.

The Your Heart on Art vision is to be the premier art and healing resource for the Nashville community through programming, advocacy and education. To encourage mutual recognition of how art transforms and enhances well-being by developing opportunities to serve others in need. The goal of these efforts is to make Nashville a better place for everyone.

It’s only through the generosity of foundations, grants, corporate and private donors that Your Heart on Art is able to flourish and provide its services and aid to the Nashville community. With your support, this nonprofit can improve the mental health of not only those suffering from illness, trauma and other emotional challenges, but also their loved ones.

Your Heart on Art has a board of directors that actively raises funds throughout the year. Individuals, corporations and foundations devoted to healing and maintenance of good health are solicited.

Meet the Founder

  Eileen Wallach holds a master’s degree in social work from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, and is a licensed social worker in Tennessee. Eileen is a member of the National Association of Social Workers,  and recently received the 2019 Service Organization of the year award granted through Tennessee Suicide Prevention. She is and Emeritus member on the Advisory Council for TSPN.  She held a position on the  Governor Appointed TN Suicide Prevention Advisory Council, Governors Recognition – Suicide Awareness Advocacy, 2015; TN Suicide Prevention Advisory Council Mid-Cumberland Regional Committee Chairperson 2016; TN Suicide Prevention Network Award Recipient 2015 and was a Recipient: Collaborative Nonprofit of the Year 2016.  She is a certified facilitator of the Art4Healing® method, OMA® (Opening Minds through Art) method and is trained in Trauma Informed Art Therapy and holds a certification in grief counseling.  She is a volunteer trainer in QPR for the Tennessee Suicide Prevention Network. For the past 10 years Eileen has been part of the Nashville Chapter of the American Red Cross as a Disaster Mental Health Counselor.

With more than 40+ years of dedication to the human services field, Eileen Wallach has provided motivation and encouragement to countless people and audiences. Besides her vast education and knowledge in her area of specialty, Eileen’s life experience as a domestic abuse and violent crime survivor offers others a glimpse into her heart—before and after it began to heal. Empathy and firsthand insight enable her to reach others, engage them in the joy (and rewards!) of art, and help them move past trauma, addiction, loss, illness or pain.

Your Heart on Art workshops are unique as Eileen, both down-to-earth and uplifting. She delivers sincerity and heartfelt anecdotes while injecting humor and her contagious laugh into every class. She believes that laughter is crucial to restoring physical and mental health, and says it got her through the darkest times. In late 2011, Eileen suffered the devastating loss of the love of her life when her husband of 15 years took his life. Art continues to play a healing role during this challenging time as she searches for answers she knows may never come. Still, she knows art heals…and wants everyone in Tennessee to know, too.