FRIDAY, September 7, 2012 from 9am until 5pm
Downtown San Rafael (plus San Francisco, Berkeley, Oakland and LA)
Take 5: Art Break Day takes place each year on the FIRST FRIDAY in September. Cities from around California gather together as a community in order to provide an ART BREAK for everyone! Everyone is invited to sit down, take a break, and make art for FREE!
Help spread the word, participate by taking an Art Break in Town Center Plaza, volunteer to help, or donate to this great event: www.artbreakday.com
There's still space in two of our Summer Art Camps during July and August.
Please see the flyer below and contact instructors directly, or come into Art Walk Downtown,
Tuesday-Saturday, 10 - 5pm for more information. Have a creative and relaxing Summer!
California Arts Council Announces the Baulines Craft Guild as a 2010-2011 Creating Public Value Recipient
Grant will benefit the local community through relationships and relevance
SACRAMENTO – The California Arts Council announces that the Baulines Craft Guild will receive a 2010-11 Creating Public Value grant of $8,000. The Baulines Craft Guild, located in San Rafael was one of 87 organizations that submitted the strongest proposals to enrich their local communities through the arts.
The grant was given to develop a collaborative project with Art Works Downtown of San Rafael to provide after-school classes to middle school students as well as workshops and Master classes for adults in a wide range of art and craft mediums.
“These organizations provide outstanding opportunities in the arts for diverse groups of Californians,” said Marilyn Nielsen, Interim Director of the California Arts Council, of all the Creating Public Value grant recipients. “We’re pleased to have them represent the Creating Public Value program by bringing a wide variety of arts experiences to communities across California.”
The Creating Public Value program seeks to promote the positive impact of the arts in the lives of all Californians by supporting small arts organizations in rural and underserved communities in which geography, economic conditions, ethnic background, or disability hinder access to the arts. The Baulines Craft Guild demonstrated how they plan to use funding to support new and expanded programs that will benefit the communities it serves through criteria known as “The Three R’s:” Relationships (by building partnerships); Relevance (to the community by increasing public participation); and Return on Investment (by promoting the organization’s social and economic impact).
Funding for this program comes in part from the sale of Arts License Plates, a specialty plate designed by renowned California artist Wayne Thiebaud with a sunset and palm tree motif. If there were a million Arts License Plates on California roadways, California would have $40 million for the arts. (More information is available at www.artsplate.org.)
For more information about the Creating Public Value program, contact the California Arts Council's Information Officer Mary Beth Barber at (916) 322-6588, (916) 835-5580 (cell) or firstname.lastname@example.org. Additional information may be found on the California Arts Council’s website at www.arts.ca.gov
Art Works Downtown welcomes our new neighbor Youth in Arts!
YIA is moving right around the corner at 917 C Street. Please help them TURN ON THE LIGHTS by donating HERE or attending their OPEN HOUSE event on June 11 • 9am-3pm, which features hands-on children's art activities including Children's Avenue Street Painting!
Click HERE for a recent article in the Marin IJ.