Color + Community = ArtReach Rainbows

Connection and positivity is needed more than ever right now. To help bring some positivity to you, our incredible supporters, as well as to ourselves, to each other, to all of the students and families we serve, we are launching a community project/installation called: ARTREACH RAINBOWS
What can everyone do, at home, yet share and experience collectively? We hope these will be therapeutic to create and will benefit not only ourselves, but our community as they practice social distancing and neighborhood walks.

The image above is a template that has a rainbow. This rainbow was taken from an ArtReach student-made shape from the mural at Carson Elementary. The instructions are on the template, and are also listed below.

If you have a printer, print out the rainbow image below. If not, you can either open it up on your computer to trace it or you can free hand.

1. Fill in with color. Use your favorite art medium.
2. Cut out your rainbow.
3. Write a word you wish to share with your community on the front of your rainbow.
4. Write a sentence/mantra for yourself or your family on the back.
5. Post your rainbow on a window facing your neighborhood so people inside and outside can see what you are giving them. Everyday take one moment to read your sentence aloud to yourself and your family. Everyday take one moment to radiate your word to your community.
6. Share on social media with the hashtag #artreachrainbows and tag us @ArtReachSD.

Thank you all for your continued support and for helping us share words and feelings of positivity to all.


ArtReach provides a safe place for students to play, try, communicate, experiment, express, learn, accomplish, exhibit, and celebrate. Here's how you can help:

Time: Volunteer in our admin office, at creative community events, or pick up supplies to prep at your home.

Bring your skills and dedication and join our Board of Directors, join the volunteer team as a Volunteer Coordinator or photographer, or share your other applicable skills with our organization.

Share your love of ArtReach and your commitment to the cause with your friends, neighbors, business partners, and everyone you encounter!

Donate to our mission at, through your company's match program, or via Venmo and PayPal Giving Fund

Goods: Donate art supplies, stamps, paper, baby wipes and more. View our Amazon ArtReach Wish List and send art supplies directly to our office!


Financial support is provided in part by the City of San Diego.