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ArtSplash offers grants

CARLSBAD — ArtSplash, an annual community celebration for arts education, invites North County schools and teachers to apply for grants to fund arts and music programs taking place during school year 2014-2015. The application deadline is Aug. 1. Recipients will be notified by early September.

Grant guidelines and applications are at  HYPERLINK “” For questions, call (760) 436-2828.

To date, ArtSplash has contributed more than $50,000 to school programs for diverse visual and performing arts and music programs. Currently, grants are funding 17 enrichment programs for K-12 students within Carlsbad Unified School District, Encinitas Union School District, Oceanside Unified School District, San Dieguito Union High School District, San Marcos Unified School District and Vista Unified School District.

This year’s theme of ArtSplash 2014 set for the weekend of Sept. 27, is “Hats Off to Artists.” The event will include a professional cheese carver, an auction of artist-created palettes, whimsical hand-made hats, great music and street entertainment. Sept. 27 is [email protected], with a Sept. 28 car show and the signature draw: chalk art paintings coming to life on the pavement. For more information on the free, family-friendly weekend event, visit or Proceeds benefit the grant program.