Empowering art workshops

il_fullxfull.51302351Laura Baran is the co-founder of Arts & Dreams, an organization whose mission is to expand hope and self-love through art.

Since 2009, Arts & Dreams has been fulfilling its purpose by providing empowering art workshops for hundreds of children, teens, and adults in New York City.

Laura was inspired to create Arts & Dreams after her brother Jeff Baran killed himself, attributing his suicide to his feelings of hopelessness.

For more information and to get involved, visit ArtsandDreams.org.


The Arts & Dreams co-founders Laura Baran and Patricia Geremia have written and illustrated a book for children.

Over a summer in New York City, a creative, sensitive girl named Rose changes the way she thinks about herself through making hopeful art.

Featuring Laura Baran’s hand-painted illustrations that reference photographs by Patricia Geremia, Rose’s Summer of Arts & Dreams is a heartwarming story with a powerful message of transformation. Recommended ages 7-12.

Buy Rose’s Summer of Arts & Dreams at ArtsAndDreams.org/Rose
or at AmazonBarnes & NobleBalboa Press
A portion of the proceeds goes to Arts & Dreams.