CalArts Opens First Art Exhibit at Westfield Valencia Mall

“Window Lace,” the first exhibit by CalArts students to be presented at the Westfield Valencia Town Center Mall, is now open on the mall’s first floor across from H&M and will be on display through the end of summer 2018.

Long known for its experimental ethos in artmaking, CalArts is now also engaging its Valencia neighbors […]

2018-06-25T09:44:29-07:00June 25th, 2018|Around Town, Education, News|

Newhall Students Shine in 11th Annual Art Show

The Newhall School District hosted its 11th annual Art Show where it showcased the work of students from all ten school sites in the district.

The hundreds who attended the show on Tuesday were greeted by thousands of unique art pieces that lined the halls and were created by students ranging in age from transitional kindergarten […]

2018-06-07T13:02:39-07:00June 7th, 2018|Around Town, Education, News|

CalArts, LA County Receive $115K in Grants for National Endowment for the Arts

The National Endowment for the Arts has awarded nearly $5.2 million to California arts organizations, including California Institute of the Arts and the County of Los Angeles, in its second round of funding for fiscal year 2018.

Federal dollars totaling $5,193,800 will benefit 144 grantees up and down the state.

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CalArts, LA County Receive […]

2018-05-21T15:20:57-07:00May 21st, 2018|Announcements, Education, News|

“Cowboy in the School” Workshop at Santa Clarita Elementary

The City of Santa Clarita has brought the “Cowboy in the School” program to several schools. This year, the sixth grade students of Santa Clarita Elementary were visited by musician Gary Allegretto and his harmonica.

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“Cowboy in the School” Workshop at Santa Clarita Elementary

2018-04-25T12:04:21-07:00April 25th, 2018|Around Town, Artist Spotlight, Education, News|

Panel of Artists to Share Their Journey to a Successful Art Career

The community is invited to a free artist panel discussion called “How I Did It: Artists Share Their Journey,” presented as part of the City of Santa Clarita’s New Heights program, taking place on Thursday, April 26, 2018, at 7:00 p.m. at The MAIN.  The goal of many artists is to find ways to make a successful living while simultaneously pursuing […]

2018-04-18T10:44:26-07:00April 18th, 2018|Around Town, Education, Events, News|

Scholarships Still Available Through Santa Clarita Artists’ Association

An important focus of the Santa Clarita Artists Association (SCAA) is fostering a future in visual art.

SCAA’s mission is to promote art in the Santa Clarita Valley by “Making Visual Art visible.” The association’s community outreach programs help with this endeavor, and are always educational, child friendly and free to the general public. SCAA also […]

2018-04-18T10:22:52-07:00April 18th, 2018|Announcements, Around Town, Education, News|

Newhall District Describes its ‘Full-Rounded’ Arts Education

A recent countywide survey from the Los Angeles County Arts Education Collective found that nearly every school in Los Angeles County, and every school in the Santa Clarita Valley, offers its students some kind of arts instruction.

In fact, all 10 schools in the Newhall district participated in the survey, which evaluated the quality and quantity of arts […]

2018-02-05T08:41:25-08:00February 5th, 2018|Announcements, Around Town, Education|

County Arts Commission Unveils Findings from K-12 Arts Ed Profile

The Los Angeles County Arts Commission has released findings from an 18-month survey of arts education in K-12 public schools.

The Arts Ed Profile was administered to all 2,277 schools across LA County, including 81 districts, four charter school networks as well as a few individual charter schools.

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County Arts Commission […]

2017-12-18T09:06:25-08:00December 18th, 2017|Announcements, Education|

Newhall Board to Discuss District’s Arts for All Plan

To help all students receive access to a well-rounded arts education, the Newhall School District recently partnered with Arts for All, an initiative from the Los Angeles County Arts Commission.

Last year, a 10-member committee from the district worked with a Los Angeles County Arts for All coach to develop a five-year strategic plan to further […]

2017-11-27T13:02:00-08:00November 27th, 2017|Announcements, Around Town, Education|

11th Annual Family Literacy Festival at Old Town Newhall Library Invites Families to “Create Your World”

The Santa Clarita Public Library and College of the Canyons MakerSpace are partnering to bring a special blend of resources to the community that inspire creativity and will be hosting this year’s 11th Annual Family Literacy Festival themed “Create Your World.” This FREE event will take place on Saturday, December 2 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Old Town Newhall Library […]

2017-11-27T11:41:22-08:00November 27th, 2017|Around Town, Education, Events|