San Diego County CA— ArtReach, a nonprofit aimed at increasing access to visual arts education to K-6 schools throughout San Diego County, will host the 5th Annual Party ARTy on Sunday, October 22, 2017 in a private home in Rancho Santa Fe. ArtReach invites the community to celebrate 10 years of the ArtReach Access to Art program, which takes high quality visual art lessons to San Diego County elementary schools that do not have arts education as a part of their normal school curriculum. The event will feature festive cirque entertainment provided by Sophia Isadora Academy of Circus Arts, fine cuisine and wine, live music and art exhibits from local artists. Proceeds from the event benefit ArtReach’s mission to bring free or low cost visual arts education programs into San Diego County schools that would otherwise have none.
“We’re excited beyond words to be celebrating 10 years of bringing free art programs to schools in San Diego and even across the country,” said Theresa Fox, executive director at ArtReach. “Party ARTy is a celebration of art, creativity and our goal of giving children access to both.”
Party ARTy will feature the works of Australian artist Sonny King, as well as AkZhana and Ellen Dieter who will paint live. Guests will have the opportunity to see each work emerge and then get the chance to bid to own the one-of-a-kind original pieces by these noted artists. The silent auction will also feature a stay at a Park City condominium valued at $5,000, two tickets with table seating for the sold out B-52s concert at Belly Up on November 2, Disneyland passes and much more.
ArtReach promises a delightful evening filled with art, music, fine food and wine, and fun. Local band, The Trojan Rocksteady Boxsets, will provide live entertainment along with festive cuisine from Coast Catering. Each guest will receive a pair of Knockaround Sunglasses, and wine lovers will have the opportunity to win a bottle of fine wine at the toss of a ring.
Date: October 22, 2017
Time: 3 – 6 p.m.
Location: Available upon ticket purchase
Ticket Info: $130 per ticket or $150 at the door
The event celebrates 10 years of connecting students in elementary schools throughout San Diego County to hands on sequential, standards-based visual arts education taught by local artists. Since 2008, the Free Workshop Program has motivated more than 19,000 students in 96 schools to create over 60,000 pieces of original work. In the 2016-2017 school year alone, the ArtReach team worked in 14 schools spanning the county via the free program and six more schools with fee-based work.
For more information or to purchase tickets to attend Party ARTy, call 619.940.7278 or visit www.artreachsandiego.org.
A not-for-profit organization since 2008, ArtReach has worked with thousands of students to help fill the art gap at elementary schools that do not have resources for visual art education. Professional artists teach sequential, standards-based lessons. ArtReach focuses on helping every student practice creative problem solving while learning art skills. Fundraising via grants, events and individual donors supports the Free Workshop Program that ArtReach offers to Title I schools with no existing art instruction and no means to pay. School budget cuts over the past several years make the need for ArtReach programming greater than ever. More information can be found by www.ArtReachSanDiego.org or www.facebook.com/ArtReachSD.