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celebrating National Arts in Education Week

Inspiring Creative Communities
5:30 PM, Friday, Sept. 12, 2014 
Oakland Museum of California
1000 Oak St, Oakland, CA 94607

Join arts education supporters, community members, parents, and teachers at this special CREATIVE IMPACT event to mobilize as arts learning advocates, realize new public education policies, and engage communities in collective solution finding.

This event is FREE, open to the public, and no RSVP is required!

5:30 pm – Gather in the Blue Oak café and network. Bring your business cards, meet new people, and get connected to a community of like-minded arts education advocates.

5:45 pm – Join in a short conversation with Lori Fogarty, Executive Director and CEO at the Oakland Museum of California, and Louise Music, Executive Director of Integrated Learning at the Alameda County Office of Education, about innovative collaborations.

6:20 pm – Continue the conversation with each other about inspiring our creative communities.

6:30 – 9:00 pm – Enjoy Friday Nights @ OMCA community event with free activities for all ages including a salsa dance class, live salsa music, and hands-on art experiences.  Complimentary admission to the museum galleries is available for CREATIVE IMPACT attendees.  Feel free to buy your dinner from the Off the Grid food trucks.

Click here for parking and public transportation information for the Oakland Museum of California.

This CREATIVE IMPACT event is hosted by five leadership organizations including the Alameda County Arts Commission, Alameda County Office of Education, Berkeley Repertory Theatre, Cal Performances and the Oakland Museum of California.


Creative San Rafael
5-8 pm, Friday, Sept. 12, 2014 
917 “C” Street, San Rafael, CA 94901

Join families and community members for this special CREATIVE IMPACT event featuring art-making activities as part of 2nd Friday Art Walk Downtown.  This event kicks off Creative San Rafael, a collaboration between downtown businesses and arts partners made possible by a grant from the California Arts Council to Youth in Arts.

The celebration will include a live band performance from one of Youth in Arts Leadership students and a hands-on art activity for all ages, creating a collaborative image for a future “Creative San Rafael” banner project. As part of the “Creative San Rafael” project, Youth in Arts and community partners are working with artists of all ages throughout the year to create public art inspired by quotes from prominent artists with links to San Rafael.

The event will also include an opening reception for the new exhibit “Listen to What We Say” featuring work from youth in Youth in Arts summer Leadership Development Program inspired by Isabel Allende’s quote: “I tend to see the similarities in people, and not the differences.”

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Arts Education Resource Fair
4-6 PM, Sept. 17, 2014 
Asian Art Museum
200 Larkin St., San Francisco, CA 94102

San Francisco Unified School District and the Arts Providers Alliance sponsor Arts Education Resource Fair,  at the Asian Art Museum featuring community-based arts organizations sharing information about their educational programs for teachers, teaching artists, parents and other education stakeholders. FREE and open to the public.


Connect YOUR events to CREATIVE IMPACT!


Annually, an alliance of 42 arts organizations, known as Bay Area CREATIVE IMPACT, honors National Arts in Education Week designated by the US House of Representatives to celebrate how arts education is a core academic subject and an essential element of a complete and balanced education for all students.

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