Have you heard of the Express Yourself Arts Event that is held in Santa Monica each November? It is a fundraiser for P.S. ARTS, a non-profit organization that partners with public schools to provide art, theater, and music education. Their mission is to improve the lives of children in under-served public schools and communities.
The Express Yourself Arts Event is filled with art booths for children of all ages, delicious food from LA’s top eateries, music, and performances. Last year’s event, which was chaired by actress Lisa Kudrow raised more than $500,000 to support P.S. ARTS programs.
Celebrities in attendance with their families included Julie Bowen from Modern Family, Jason Bateman, SNL’s Kevin Nealon and Community’s Joel McHale.
They are the only organization in Southern and Central California to provide year-long arts education in dance, visual arts, music, and theater arts to every child in a school during the regular school day. Without these programs, children in these underfunded school districts would not have access to the arts. P.S. ARTS also coordinates with school administrators and parent groups to provide community outreach services to help community members gain educational equity and to provide critical cultural experiences for the entire family. I am so excited to be participating in the event this year! Partners Trust and I have teamed up with the nice people at The Duck Brand and we will be getting creative with Duck Tape! If you’ll be attending the event, be sure to stop by and say hello! Express Yourself will be at Barker’s Hanger at the Santa Monica Airport this Sunday, November 17. Follow me on Instagram and Twitter for live updates from the event.