Splashes of Hope

About Splashes of Hope

Who Are We?

Founded in 1996, Splashes of Hope is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization dedicated to creating art to transform spaces, enrich environments and facilitate healing. Our custom-designed murals and other artistic projects bring smiles to the faces of patients, staff and visitors of medical and social service facilities worldwide. This positive impact inspires others to join our mission.

Our Inspiration

Splashes of Hope was founded in 1996 by Heather Buggée in reaction to her own experience in typical, dreary medical settings. During her art school years, Heather spent time with a close friend who was afflicted with Hodgkin’s Disease and an inpatient in a local hospital. Heather and her friend often discussed ways to improve the hospital’s aesthetics. Their idea that positive imagery and an appealing environment would improve a patient’s spirit and attitude, and support the healing process, was the genesis of Splashes of Hope.

Heather’s friend, sadly, did not survive his illness, but their dream lived on. Heather and her team have turned the dream into reality as Splashes Of Hope continues its mission to improve lives and bring happiness to patients and facility residents. Our Splashes grace locations as far away as the Ukraine, and right in your hometown.


Mural Painter

June 2018 - August 2018 Huntington, NY
“Everything! I am a studio art major and actually getting the chance to work in an art studio, use my education, and gain more real life experience is exactly what I wanted and received from working with Spalshes of Hope. ”
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