TakePART Arts Festival on Saturday June 1, 2013
The P.S. ARTS initiative, with support from five local school districts
P.S. ARTS Teaching Artist, Aiko Anglim, with her first grade class at Billy Mitchell Elementary School in the Lawndale Elementary School District.
For Immediate Release: May 29, 2013
Venice, CA – The TakePART Arts Festival: Cultivating Community will be held on Saturday, June 1st from 10:00am – 2:00pm at R.H. Dana Middle School in Hawthorne (5504 West 135th Street, Hawthorne, CA 90250). The free, family–friendly event will include hands–on art activities, artist workshops, a student art exhibition, and dance, music and theater performances. An estimated 2,500 attendees throughout the day are expected including students, families and community leaders from across the Centinela Valley region.
“I continue to be amazed by the incredible spirit, creativity, and generosity of these communities. It is an incredible thing to see five school districts come together in celebration of their students’ talents and aspirations. At P.S. ARTS, we are honored to participate in the TakePART Regional Arts Festival: Cultivating Community,” says P.S. ARTS Executive Director of Education & Programs Dr. Kristen Paglia.
The festival is an integral component of the TakePART (Public–school Arts Regional Team) initiative, formed as a collective vision promoting the arts as essential to community life in the Centinela Valley region. TakePART provides music, theater, and visual arts programs for students in the five participating school districts; this model ensures that these students have equal access to quality arts opportunities and enter middle and high school prepared for advanced study in the arts.
With seed funding from the Herb Alpert Foundation, P.S. ARTS, a non–profit organization that provides arts education to public schools, coordinates the initiative comprised of regional service providers, community organizations, funders and the Centinela Valley Union High School, Hawthorne, Lawndale Elementary, Lennox and Wiseburn school districts.
“The Herb Alpert Foundation is very proud to support P.S. ARTS, and is delighted that its role in coordinating the TakePART initiative is resulting in active, collaborative resource sharing and successful, high–level program implementation. The TakePART Arts Festival is a unique opportunity to bring many of the children, families and the communities P.S. ARTS reached through this initiative together to engage in a rich, rewarding and memorable day of diverse arts experiences,” said Herb Alpert Foundation President Rona Sebastian.
About P.S. ARTS
P.S. ARTS media requests, contact: Dr. Kristen Paglia | 310.586.2385 | Kristen.Paglia@psarts.org
Herb Alpert Foundation media requests, contact: Caroline Graham, C4 Global Communications | 310.899.2727 | firstname.lastname@example.org