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Area Non-Profit Still Finding Ways to Bring the Love of Art to Kids
NBC 7 San Diego - 4/29/2020

It’s no surprise, many businesses have been struggling during COVID-19. Some of the hardest-hit organizations are non-profits who rely heavily on donations. ArtReach San Diego is a local non-profit that brings free arts programming and projects to area schools.  They putting together artist kits that volunteers deliver to the doors of kids they work with.

7th annual Party Arty supporting creative youth development throughout San Diego
KUSI Newsroom - 10/11/2019

ArtReach will host our seventh annual Party Arty, a vibrant afternoon in a stunning Rancho Santa Fe home and garden. A playful atmosphere make this a not-to-be-missed event, and the loveliest way to support creative youth development throughout San Diego County. ArtReach promises a stunning afternoon filled with purpose, artists, curated inspiration, music, fine food, craft cocktails and fun.

San Diego Student Artists Unveil Native Youth Mural Honoring Kumeyaay Culture

Students from the San Diego Unified School District Title VI & Johnson O’Malley Indian Education Program, partnered with ArtReach San Diego to participate in a community beautification project. The Native-Youth-led Art Mural Project, was a collaborative effort with the Southern California American Indian Resource Center (SCAIR, Inc.).

Singer-songwriter Jason Mraz Participates in ArtWalk’s Philanthropic Program
by: Patty Ducey-Brooks - Presidio Sentinel - 3/11/2019

Mission Federal ArtWalk is hosting a Surfboard Art Auction in partnership with Rerip, a nonprofit organization that specializes in repurposing surfboards to minimize waste. The auction will benefit ArtReach, Mission Federal ArtWalk’s nonprofit partner that delivers visual arts education to underserved K-8 schools throughout San Diego County.

ArtReach Celebrates 6th Annual Party ARTy on Sunday, October 7
by: Announcements - O-Side News - 10/04/2018

The annual event is an evening of live entertainment and art to benefit the ArtReach Free Workshop Program that brings free art lessons to thousands of students throughout San Diego County.

ArtReach Throws 6th Annual Party Arty
by: Whitney Southwick - NBC San Diego - 10/01/2018

A fundraiser is being held by ArtReach to make sure art education stays in school. NBC 7’s Whitney Southwick talks to two ArtReach members to learn more.

ArtReach and Knockaround Class Acts Program
by: Tabitha Lipkin - Fox 5 - 5/04/2018

Check out our feature on the release of the 2018 Class Acts sunglasses which aired LIVE on the FOX 5 San Diego morning show last Monday with Tabitha Lipkin at Rancho Elementary.

Knockaround Releases Sunglasses Designed by Elementary Students to Fun Art Education
by: INVISION Staff - Invision Mag -

The program gives San Diego fourth- and fifth-grade students an opportunity to design their own unique pair of sunglasses. In the past, Knockaround has selected a single winning design to be produced and sold on its website, but this year, the company is expanding the initiative to include three winning designs. This year’s sunglasses became available for purchase on Monday, May 7, at As always, 100 percent of Class Acts proceeds will be donated to San Diego County elementary schools through Knockaround’s charitable partner, ArtReach.

Local Students Design Cool Shades to Raise Money for Art Programs
by: Danielle Radin - NBC San Diego -

Hundreds of 4th and 5th-grade students all over San Diego competed for a chance for their sunglasses designs to be turned into pairs and sold for a good cause.
The company Knockaround hosted the contest, with 100 percent of proceeds from sales of the shades going to ArtReach, which helps bring art programs to underfunded K-12 schools.

San Diego Arts Nonprofits on the Ground
by: Chad Deal - San Diego Reader - 2/04/2018

When school budgets are cut, arts are often the first program to go. To address this ongoing and ubiquitous issue, sisters Judy Berman Silbert and Sandi Cottrell founded ArtReach in 2007, which today provides free and fee-based supplemental art classes — with the help of a small administrative staff and eight teaching artists — to 26 K–6 schools countywide, or more than 30,000 local youth to date.