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We're a Los Angeles education non-profit. Funder of transformative programs within LAUSD. Investor in arts education, health and more. Creator of #ArtsMatter.

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Today is #ArtsDayLA thx to our friends at @Arts4LA who make it their mission day in & out to ensure #ArtsMatter. (at Los Angeles City Hall)

“Just learning information is not enough. It’s necessary to dream.” -John Baldessari

A big thank you to our friends at Whitewall for this wonderful post on our Arts Matter campaign to support arts education in the LAUSD!

Have you seen the giant 10-foot tall Gibson guitar sculptures lining the Sunset Strip? Well, now is your opportunity to own one!  

Bonhams will host a charity event beginning at 8 p.m. on February 22 to auction off all 18 sculptures from the Gibson GuitarTown on The Sunset Strip project created by internationally acclaimed and local artists including Shepard Fairey, John Kosh and RISK. The guitars celebrate musicians and artists who have influenced The Sunset Strip including The Doors, Buffalo Springfield, Stevie Nicks, and Van Halen among others.  

What’s even more exciting is that all proceeds from the auction go towards supporting arts education in Los Angeles public schools through our Arts Matter campaign!  Click here for more info.

If you’re in Los Angeles this weekend, be sure to check out Printed Matter’s LA ART BOOK FAIR! Running February 1-3 at The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA, the fair kicks off with an opening event this Thursday night from 6–9 pm. 

Free and open to the public, the LA Art Book Fair features artists’ books, art catalogs, monographs, periodicals, and zines from 220 international presses, booksellers, antiquarians, artists, and independent publishers from 21 countries around the world.  Show up and see for yourself just why arts matter to our city! 

For more info click here.

Help L.A. students channel their creative urges in a positive direction by supporting arts education in the Los Angeles Unified School District. Text “LA Fund” to 80888 or donate via the web at

Do you know about this weekend’s "Museums Free-For-All" around Los Angeles?  This Saturday, January 26th and Sunday, January 27th, 19 outstanding museums in Southern California are completely free to the public. See why arts matter by experiencing all of the cultural treasures they have to offer.  For more info, see the attached image or visit

Here’s a great local opportunity to demonstrate why the arts matter to our city’s public schools!  Open to all K-12 students within Los Angeles County, the 2013 African American Heritage Month Poster Competition asks students to create an original work of art that depicts the impact of a “pioneer” in African Americans’ fight to obtain freedom and equality in America.  See the attached image for all the details.

We absolutely love these GIFs designed by world-renowned artist John Baldessari!  Produced by ForYourArt for our Arts Matter campaign to support arts education in Los Angeles public schools, read more about their involvement with the project here.   

Baldessari GIF

Why do the arts matter in Los Angeles public schools? Just see for yourself how integrating the arts into our public school curriculum can impact students both in and out of the classroom.

Want to learn more? Find out everything you’ve always wanted to know about arts integration in this outstanding informational guide from the Kennedy Center.

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