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Beginning March 1-15, 2014, the District will be hosting a District-wide festival promoting talent of our students while sharing the importance of arts education in our schools.   The 2014 LAUSD Arts Fest will showcase student talent across all arts disciplines, while raising money to support arts education.


The concept for the festival came from the My Bright Idea Challenge of 2012, when 8th grade student, Jordyn Sacino from Palms Middle School wrote, “Why not use art to save art?”  We took her winning idea and created the 2014 LAUSD Arts Fest.


Two-Part Arts Festival

We are asking that if you have planned a play, concert, film fest, gallery show or dance festival between March 1 - 15, we would like to publicize your school’s event district-wide through a centralized publication that will be distributed to all students and employees.  Your event’s information will be shared via the net, social media and print.  


To have your school’s event publicized, please complete the attached form and return it to lausdartsfest@lausd.net no later than Jan 17, 2014.


2014 LAUSD ARTS FEST AT GRAND PARK – MARCH 15, 2014, 10:00 A.M - 4:00 P.M  
Our students’ talents will be showcased via a culminating event in Downtown LA at Grand Park.   It will be a day filled with music, dance, visual art, theatre and film.  There will be student stage shows, art exhibits, concerts, food trucks, community arts organizations and a massive performance of Pete Seeger’s classic song “Turn, Turn, Turn.”  


To be part of a performance on March 15, please fill out Attachments A and B and return to Paul Strand, pns9065@lausd.net no later than February 1, 2014.


For visual artwork to be displayed on March 15, the artwork and Attachment C should be submitted to Dennis Stecchi at Beyond the Beyond no later than February 15, 2014. Contact information for Dennis Stecchi is available on Attachment C.


We believe Arts Fest 2014 has the potential to be a tremendous asset to our school district – showcasing student talent and bringing the LAUSD community together through art.  Won’t you be a part by hosting a school site event and/or joining in on the fun at Grand Park on Saturday, March 15? 


Rochelle Hardemion-Jackson
Office of the Superintendent