The Conrad Prebys Foundation Inaugural Grant Cycle Awards $78M in Grant Funding to 121 Projects

“Our staff and Board are honored to serve as stewards for The Conrad Prebys Foundation, and with our role comes the responsibility to empower the nonprofits creating meaningful change across San Diego,” said Erin Decker, director of grantmaking for The Conrad Prebys Foundation. “The grantees have exhibited an extraordinary level of resilience, innovation, and compassion during this very challenging time, and it is these organizations that will heal our community in the months and years to come. The foundation is proud to be a part of their story.”

30 stunning custom-painted EVH Wolfgang guitars are up for auction – and you might just be able to afford them

More than 30 custom-painted EVH Wolfgang electric guitars are up for auction as part of ArtWalk @ Liberty Station, San Diego’s annual fine arts exhibition.

The art guitar auction benefits ArtReach San Diego, a nonprofit organization aimed at increasing equity in visual arts education in K-8 schools throughout San Diego County by delivering free or low cost workshops to schools that have no other resources for art.

How art kept students’ hearts open while their school was shut down

When the San Diego Unified School District shut down all of its schools on March 16 to prevent the spread of coronavirus, nothing about the mural planned for a wall on the campus of the Pacific View Leadership Elementary School in Paradise Hills happened the way it was supposed to. Instead, ArtReach went to Plan P. That is “P” for “Pivot.” Instead of scratching the mural, the ArtReach team figured out a way to re-imagine it. Instead of painting a two-story mural on the wall of the multipurpose room/library, what if they went with a smaller mural made up of individual panels that the 11 participating students could paint at home?

Innovate 8: Paradise Hills students paint mural virtually.

In March, schools closed due the COVID-19 pandemic. 5th grade students at Pacific View Leadership Elementary School in Paradise Hills were set to paint a large mural with the ArtReach Mural Program and mural artist Hanna Gundrum on their library building. With the closure, the art project was put on hold. ArtReach had an alternative plan: a distance mural where students painted virtually via Zoom.

Area Non-Profit Still Finding Ways to Bring the Love of Art to Kids

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

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

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.