Creative Kids Mystical Desert Art Mural Unveiled at Providence Children’s Hospital in honor of Marian Azar

Sep 16, 2022
El Paso, TX, September 10, 2022 — Creative Kids Mystical Desert art mural wasmural 2 unveiled at Providence Children’s Hospital in honor of Marian Azar, during a private ribbon cutting ceremony.

Creative Kids, in partnership with Providence Children’s Hospital and the El Paso Community Foundation, created the mural Mystical Desert.   The mural will be dedicated to the memory of Marian Azar.  “She had a real love for children and her passion for the arts,” said her daughter, Chana Azar Burton.

Providence Children’s Hospital is grateful to have this opportunity to adorn the Ronald McDonald Family Room with this mural, where viewers get a peek of alebrije-styled animals that Creative Kids has brought to life.  Three-dimensional models of the animals will be showcased in a permanent sculpture installation at La Nube, the new children’s museum and science center, opening in 2023.

“This mural is a reminder that art can connect us all and demonstrates the power and beauty that is found in our beautiful border region.” said Andrea Gates-Ingle, co-founder of Creative Kids.

“Many organizations have come together to inspire hope and imagination, and—most importantly comfort—for our smallest patients and their families,” said Rob J. Anderson, CEO for The Hospitals of Providence Memorial Campus & Providence Children’s Hospital.  “Our Ronald McDonald Family Room provides a haven for families, and this new mural contributes to our patients’ therapeutic healing.”

Creative Kids is a 501(c)(3) 23-year old nationally recognized non-profit educational community-based art agency located in the city of El Paso, Texas along the U.S./Mexico border region.  Creative Kids mission is to positively impact specific populations of children in our community through purposeful visual art education - serving pediatric oncology youth, at-risk and disconnected youth.

The Hospitals of Providence covers the El Paso Region to include West Texas and Southern New Mexico. The system includes acute-care hospital locations: Memorial Campus, Providence Children’s Hospital, Sierra Campus, East Campus, Transmountain Campus, Specialty Campus, Horizon City Campus and the Northeast Campus; Diagnostic Imaging Centers to include a dedicated pediatric location; the Emergency Room Montwood and Emergency Room Edgemere; Paso del Norte and El Paso Day Surgery Centers and the El Paso Center for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy; The Center for Wound Healing; Vein Center: Inpatient Rehabilitation Program; Outpatient Therapy Centers; Weight Loss Center East and West. The Hospitals of Providence is dedicated to continuing the over 100-year commitment to the El Paso community. For more information please visit

About El Paso Community Foundation:
Founded in 1977 as a permanent endowment for El Paso and the surrounding borderland region, the El Paso Community Foundation has given back more than $249 million to a wide variety of organizations and projects in education, health, human services, arts, environment, and animals. The Foundation is more than a grant maker, it acts as a leader and convener to support numerous projects and initiatives across our region.  More info available at

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