Last week I wrote about the importance of art education, and the long term, positive impact it has on shaping a child’s mind and creativity. It is for this reason that I am such a strong supporter of PS Arts, an organization, whose sole purpose is to provide art education to under-served schools in the Los Angeles area.
This weekend I was very proud to partner with The Agency and the Duck Brand to help sponsor Express Yourself – a celebration of children, art education and creativity, held in the Barker Hangar at the Santa Monica airport.
Lisa Price of Priceless Interiors and her team created a comfortable and inviting living room in our booth – Home Is Where The Art Is.
Our booth was also a celebration of the Rams returning to Los Angeles, so we brought in a TV, playing a Rams game, of course!
We were very happy to see some of our favorite celebrities on the red carpet and then stop by our booth.
Our fabulous art education volunteers helped children create their projects with the rolls, upon rolls, upon rolls of the colorful tape that the Duck Brand so generously provides.
Neck ties, bow ties and hair bows were popular projects in our booth. Children (and their parents!) were able to create to their hearts’ desires.
There was lots of entertainment, great food and creative fun to be had!
Most important? The event raised just over half a million dollars! That is enough to provide a year-long arts education for almost 3,000 students in LA. Fantastic!