Fundraiser benefits K-12 arts education

SAN MARCOS — The third annual Art in Your HEART! benefit hosted by Center ARTES at Cal State San Marcos will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. Oct. 30 at the Visual and Performing Arts Building. Proceeds from the event will fund the delivery of art education programs to K-12 schools across San Diego County via the ARTSmobile, a mobile classroom. The afternoon includes a reception, light refreshments, as well as tours of campus art studios.
School budgets have cut or severely limited art education and fieldtrips in public schools. The cost of delivering art education via the ARTSmobile is only $1 per student. On average, 350 students participate in art programs every time the van is dispatched to a school.
“This event has become a significant source of funding for Center ARTES,” Center ARTES Executive Director Merryl Goldberg said. “Just $1 can bring an art experience to a student. A $350 gift would mean we could add another school to our list. A $1,000 gift would mean we could reach one thousand students!”
Tickets are $200 per person at the Patron level, $125 per person at the Associate level, $75 at the Friend level, and a special Educator rate of $40 is offered for classroom teachers. Donations of all sizes are also accepted.
In addition to raising funds for arts education, the evening will also honor three individuals for their significant contributions to the arts.
For more information or to purchase tickets, call (760) 750-4408 or e-mail rarlene@csusm.edu.

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