In The News

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.

ArtReach San Diego keeps kids in the picture
by: Karla Peterson - Union Tribune - 11/27/2017

Maybe it is the simple joy of opening a new box of crayons. Or the triumph of drawing a horse that really looks like a horse. Maybe it is the feel of clay in their hands or the satisfying splat of paint hitting paper.

Bright Idea Behind Sunglasses Designed by Ramona Student
by: Laura Groch - San Diego Union-Tribune - 4/27/2017

Learn about the Knockaround Sunglasses and ArtReach collaboration called “Class Acts,” and meet Lilli Hayes, this year’s winning student designer.