P.S. ARTS Spring Auction

on May 3, 2021

P.S. ARTS is hosting a virtual art auction to help raise funds for our programs! Visit our page on Artsy from May 6 – 20, 2021 to bid on artwork by the following artists.

P.S. ARTS Spring Auction Artists

Tofer Chin
Patrick Martinez
Jason McLean
Carter Mull
Umar Rashid
Ed Ruscha
Kenny Scharf
Gregory Siff
Cole Sternberg
Swoon
Kehinde Wiley
Dustin Yellin

Serving children and families in Southern California for 35 years, P.S. ARTS contributes to building creative, civically and economically robust public schools and neighborhoods through the arts. More than 25,000 youth and adults participate in free and subsidized P.S. ARTS programs that foster collaboration, critical thinking, innovation, and wellbeing every year. We couldn’t do this work without your support! 

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Blooms, Birds, & Bugs To Go! Art Kit

on March 11, 2021

Spring Break to go kit

Buzz with creativity this spring break with the P.S. ARTS Spring Break To Go! Blooms, Birds, & Bugs art kit. Learn about nature while enjoying seven spring-themed art activities, a hardcover book, free shipping within Los Angeles County, and a Spotify playlist for you and your family to listen to while you create!

From birdhouses and gardening to candle-making and floral coasters, the Blooms, Birds & Bugs kit will keep your little ones exploring, learning, and creating for days. Be sure to check out the sibling add-on option for households with multiple little artists!

Each kit purchased provides fifteen P.S. ARTS students with the art supplies they need for an entire school year. See all the details and order yours at psarts.org/spring-break-to-go before they’re sold out!

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Looking Back at 2020

on January 13, 2021

From remote operations and distanced teaching to launching brand new programs, P.S. ARTS’ ability to transform in response to the needs of children and families was tested to the limit in 2020. Looking back at 2020 we are proud of our staff and teachers who have continued to provide high quality arts education to the schools and students we serve!


Looking back at 2020:

  • P.S. ARTS assembled and distributed over 5,000 Art Kits to 19 schools in 5 districts.
  • P.S ARTS organized 26 free Family Arts Nights, including 11 virtual events, featuring a range of arts activities such as salsa dancing and wool felting.
  • P.S. ARTS provided 80+ free visual art, theater, music, and dance activities with step-by-step instructions on its website. Check them out in the To Go! Projects section at psarts.org.
  • P.S. ARTS offered Professional Development opportunities to 36 Teaching Artists across 4 disciplines to enable them to make the most of their virtual classrooms while providing tools and training that prioritize cultural responsiveness, anti-racism, and social emotional learning.

We look forward to another year of creativity with you all as we continue to adapt and evolve to best meet our community’s needs. To learn more about P.S. ARTS’ mission click here and to help us continue this mission click here.

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Express Yourself 2019 Preview: Back at the Barker Hangar

on August 30, 2019

P.S. ARTS is hosting our largest annual fundraiser, Express Yourself, on Saturday, September 28, at the Barker Hangar, and we have lots of exciting news about it to share! This year, we are thrilled to have celebrity hosts Lake Bell and Scott Campbell join us again as well as several returning sponsors, art activities, performers, and restaurants! Have you purchased your tickets yet?

Meet Express Yourself 2019’s Hosts

Lake Bell and Scott Campbell have made flourishing careers out of their passion for the arts. Last year, Scott and his team hosted a temporary tattoo booth, and we are happy to announce that they will be back again this year with designs the whole family can wear.

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Express Yourself on Good Day LA!

on October 3, 2018

We were on Good Day LA! Watch the clip to see a fun activity and hear Express Yourself 2018 host Randall Park share more about P.S. ARTS and the event.

Thanks to Good Day LA and Randall Park for spreading the word about P.S. ARTS and Express Yourself. Check out photos from the 2018 Express Yourself!

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New This Year at Express Yourself 2018

on September 13, 2018

Express Yourself 2018 New Booths, Sponsors, and Restaurants

Express Yourself is three weeks away! Here is a sneak peek at the sponsors, art booths, and restaurants that are new this year at Express Yourself 2018! Have you bought your tickets yet?


ART CAMP LA

We are so excited to have ART CAMP LA and Arielle Goddard at Express Yourself this year! Earlier this summer, we hosted an art-making event for adults with ART CAMP LA at Runway Playa Vista, and it was a blast! We’re excited to see what they have in store! We also love Arielle’s mission for ART CAMP: “Art Camp is built on my love of creative expression, my belief that art is for everyone, and happy, sun-bleached memories of summer camp.”


Duff’s Cake Mix

Is it an Art Booth? Is it a Resturant? IT’S BOTH! How about trying a hand at decorating your own cupcake with Duff’s Cake Mix? The only problem we see is making something too beautiful to eat.


Fifth Third Bank

We are thrilled to welcome Fifth Third Bank to Express Yourself as the sponsor of a Platinum Art Page in our Creativity Book. We are so honored to work with companies like Fifth Third Bank that have such a commitment to arts education.

As a leader in building community ourselves, Fifth Third Bank recognizes the critical role the arts play in building vibrant neighborhoods, creativity and a sense of place. By working to bring arts programs and events to underserved children here in L.A., P.S. ARTS is bringing people together, creating a sense of community pride, and contributing to our local children’s ability to problem solve and think innovatively.

-Suzanne Rode, Managing Director for Fifth Third Bank’s TMT group and member of P.S. ARTS Development and Event Committees

Raddish

Raddish is joining us at Express Yourself this year to host a guacamole making art booth. Kids can explore their creativity through food! It’s going to be fun and delicious. 😋

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Zooga Yoga

There is so much to do this year at Express Yourself but it’s also important to take some time to stretch it out! That’s why Zooga Yoga will be there to lead us through some yoga classes!


New restaurants!

We’re also super excited to see what Bonk Breaker, Topo by Kitchen Mouse, and The Upper West serve up this year.


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Express Yourself 2018 Preview: Delta, Irene Neuwirth, and Our Favorite Restaurants are Back!

on August 23, 2018

Express Yourself 2018 Preview

Express Yourself is less than two months away, and we can’t be more thrilled! Here is an Express Yourself 2018 preview at a few of the exciting sponsors, art booths, and restaurants that are returning this year! Have you bought your tickets yet?


Express Yourself 2018 Sponsor Preview: Delta

Delta Air Lines has long been committed to supporting P.S. ARTS and art education. Whether it is at an Art Booth during Express Yourself, on the runway at LAX with hundreds of public school children enjoying Holiday in the Hangar, or in a classroom, reading to students on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, we can always count on Delta to make the experience unique and fun for everyone.


Express Yourself 2018 Art Booth Preview: Irene Neuwirth

We had so much fun making bracelets and necklaces out of vintage (!) beads with Irene Neuwirth and friends. We love the energy and creativity that Irene brings to Express Yourself and are so grateful to have a passionate supporter of arts education back for another year. You can read all about why Irene supports P.S. ARTS here.

“We believe that every child has the right to express themself through art and we are proud and excited to be a part of Express Yourself again this year!”

Express Yourself 2018 Preview of Irene Neuwirth jewelry booth


Our favorite restaurants!

We’re excited to see what Coral Tree, Comoncy, Love Swirls, and Nespresso serve up this year.


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The pARTy! 2018 Preview: Robert Vargas, The Unincorporated Life, JUST WATER, BuzzBox, E!

on May 3, 2018

The pARTy! is tomorrow! Here is our last sneak peek at a few of the exciting studios and sponsors that are making it a real party! There are only a few spots left; have you bought your tickets yet?


Robert Vargas

Portraits by Robert Vargas

Robert Vargas is a Los Angeles based portrait artist and muralist. Past portrait subjects have included Kate Hudson, Snoop Dogg, and William H. Macy, but you may recognize his work from the many murals he has installed in DTLA. He is also an avid supporter of arts in schools! Watch this video of Robert doing a lightning fast portrait in an East L.A. school.

Robert is offering FIVE live portrait sessions during the event. Book your session before they are gone!

 


The Unincorporated Life

Founded in Colorado and forged in the furnace of Los Angeles, California, The Unincorporated Life is an innovative lifestyle brand and an embodiment of the intrepid spirit of the modern entrepreneur. Maintaining a rich, internal culture fueled by raw creativity, it is a safe haven for professional development, inspiring a lifestyle of personal empowerment and liberation from the grind.

We are excited to have The Unincorporated Life back at The pARTy! to guide guests through sewing their own bow-ties or clutches.


E!

E! is the official media sponsor for The pARTy! and we are so grateful to the entire E! team for being outstanding advocates for P.S. ARTS and for arts education.
 

“We are big fans and proud supporters of P.S. ARTS! We believe that every student should have access to quality arts education–the freedom to discover, believe, and create is essential in every child’s life.”
– E! Entertainment


We’re excited to invite JUST WATER to The pARTy! as the official still water sponsor!

“Thank you, P.S. ARTS, for giving children the opportunity to discover themselves and their potential through theater, music, dance, and visual art education. Your services are essential to the livelihood of LA communities and we are proud to partner with you!”
– The JUST Team


We’re excited to invite buzzbox to The pARTy! as the official cocktail sponsor!

 

 

“Buzzbox premium cocktails is proud to support P.S. ARTS and the incredible work they do, providing a well-rounded and creative learning environment for public school students through high-quality dance, music, theater, and visual arts education.”


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The pARTy! 2018 Preview: On View at MAF, Delta, Heritage Auctions

on April 27, 2018

With The pARTy! less than two weeks away, we wanted to give you a sneak peek at a few of the exciting studios and sponsors that are making it a real party! Have you bought your tickets yet?


Marciano Art Foundation Tour

Marciano Art Foundation Tour

Join us for a tour of the galleries! At scheduled times throughout the night, the Marciano Art Foundation’s docents will guide us through the galleries as we explore the latest displays from The Marciano Collection. This collection of works spans all media and includes a variety of international as well as local artists. Some highlights include artworks by Garth Weiser, Jacqueline Humphries, George Condo, and Rashid Johnson. Support our arts education programs while learning through theirs! Come experience the artwork up-close and after-hours.


Delta Air Lines has long been committed to supporting P.S. ARTS and art education. Whether it is at an Art Booth during Express Yourself, on the runway at LAX with hundreds of public school children enjoying Holiday in the Hangar, in a classroom, reading to students on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, or at The pARTy!, we can always count on Delta to make the experience unique and fun for everyone.

“Delta believes that supporting the arts and education is vital to healthy, thriving communities. We are proud to support P.S. ARTS and the work they do to create a better future for L.A. kids through a quality arts education program.”
– Ranjan Goswami, Vice President, Los Angeles & Sales – West


We’re excited to invite Heritage Auctions to The pARTy! as the official wine sponsor!

 

“Arts education is an important part of a child’s learning experience. Heritage Auctions is proud to support P.S. ARTS and their mission to provide high-quality programming to children across Southern California.”


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The pARTy! 2018 Preview: Poem Store, Modern Times Beer, The Herb Alpert Foundation

on April 19, 2018

With The pARTy! less than three weeks away, we wanted to give you a sneak peek at a few of the exciting studios and sponsors that are making it a real party! Have you bought your tickets yet?


Poem Store with Jacqueline Suskin

Jacqueline Suskin is a writer and performance poet based in Los Angeles. Known for her ongoing multidisciplinary work with a project she calls Poem Store, Suskin composes improvisational poetry for patrons who choose both a topic and a price in exchange for a unique verse. She regularly brings poetry into classrooms around the country and was honored by Michelle Obama at the White House as a Turnaround Artist. Poem Store will be offering improvised poetry on-site at The pARTy! based on the topic of your choice.

When P.S. ARTS reached out for me to be involved with pARTy! I accepted the invitation as an honor. I’m in full support of any program that nurtures artistic expression and the P.S. ARTS community does just that and then some. I’m excited to bring the craft of poetry to this inspiring event!


Modern Times Beer

We’re excited to invite our new LA neighbors, Modern Times Beer, to The pARTy! as the official beer sponsor!

Modern Times is employee-owned and prides itself on a series of tried and true, tasty beverages while also testing the boundaries of beer making in experimental pilot batches. From the origin of their name (a utopian community on Long Island) to their approach to beer making, Modern Times is a shining example of artistry in beer form.

As huge believers in the life-affirming and world-enriching power of art, we couldn’t be more excited to support P.S. ARTS, who are providing crucial educational opportunities to children who need it.


The Herb Alpert Foundation

The Herb Alpert Foundation has been a committed supporter of P.S. ARTS since our beginning. The Foundation believes that an early experience in the arts can enhance a child’s critical thinking skills and ability to be creative in all aspects of life. Through the arts, they believe children are able to harness their unique creative spirit and grow to become vital and compassionate members of their community. We are thrilled to have The Herb Alpert Foundation as a Clay Sponsor for The pARTy!

The arts have the unique ability to transform lives and allow us to recognize our shared humanity. The Herb Alpert Foundation is a proud sponsor of the pARTY! and the award-winning arts programs that P.S. ARTS provides.


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