La Festa del Arte


La Festa del Arte has been called the most inspiring event in the region, and you can be part of it! Join us as we address a critical opportunity gap in a region where race is the greatest determining factor in access to arts education. Help shape a new day for arts learning and be part of our work to develop students’ capacities for imagination, courage and persistence. Festa Parking & Directions.

When: Friday, March 20, 2015
, 6:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.

Where: Showbox SoDo
Tickets: $125 (click to purchase tickets) – SOLD OUT
Patron – $1,500
Free parking for you & your guests
VIP table for 8
Recognition in program
Fan – $1,000
Recognition in program
Table for 8


6:00-7:00pm: CULTIVATE

Cocktails and Bakra Bata, featuring Women’s Steel Pan Project

7:00-8:30pm: INNOVATE

Dinner and performances by Arts Corps students and teaching artists

8:30-9:00pm: ACTIVATE

Raise your paddle for youth, justice and creativity

9:00pm-11:00am: CELEBRATE

Dancing with DJ Daps1

*Reserve your tickets here!

*Contact with any questions you may have.


Thanks to our generous event sponsors!

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Dust off your roller skates!

It’s time to dust off your roller skates and pull out your costumes! Arts Corps is gearing up for its second annual skate-stravaganza fundraiser, Rollathon 2014.


We will celebrate our fund-and-friend raising at the Rollathon on February 9, 5:00 – 7:00pm at the Southgate Roller Rink. Tickets will be available at the door ($10 each) for non-team members.

Here are 4 quick reasons to get involved:

  1. Community-Based Creativity: The skills we build through arts education are relevant in all areas of our life: imagination, critical thinking, risk-taking, persistence, reflection, and beyond!
  2. Racial Justice & Arts Education: Our programs focus on educating and empowering young people, especially working-class youth of color, to directly address the racial disparities in access to arts education. Arts access is deeply connected to broader struggles for education reform and youth liberation.
  3. Fun! – raiser: This event is going to be way fun and silly. There are costumes, prizes, roller-skating, team themes and more. What more could you need?
  4. Grassroots Fundraising: Through creative fundraising, we are making this work sustainable and rooted in our values.

Last year’s event was an overwhelming success, so we decided to increase our fundraising goal to $15,000. This means we need YOU and all of YOUR FRIENDS to help us achieve this goal. All proceeds will directly benefit Arts Corps’ teen programs.


This is a one-of-a-kind event that you will be talking about all year. The best part… you’ll be part of a large community of people working to make a positive impact on the lives of young people throughout Seattle. That impact would be impossible without ALL of our friends, family members, neighbors and donors.

Are you ready to sign up, and earn the title of “fundraising extraordinaire”? It takes a few easy steps… go here to sign up. If you need help navigating Crowdrise, visit our directions page here.

Stay tuned throughout the next few weeks for skate related inspiration, costume guides and more reasons to get involved in the Rollathon 2014.

Got questions? Please contact April Heding at


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Summer All-Access Showcase Preview!

From the Storage Studio to your media viewing devices…Arts Corps Glee Club member Yasmine gives a preview of performances to come at this Friday’s All-Access Showcase!

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Make some cents!

Find some cents, will ya? Literally. Like, on the sidewalk or in a couch.  We found 80 cents hiding at the office.  See:

The physical Arts Corps office space donated!  And now, you can too!  So, here’s the challenge-

1) Go digging for change wherever it’s free to be harvested.

2) Snap a pic and post on our FB page the picture, the amount, and where you found it.

3) Drop by the office and add your cents to our cents so we can make a bunch of cents!

We are launching the Make Cents campaign to raise funds for Youth Speaks Seattle to send the Youth Slam Team to the Brave New Voices International Poetry Slam & Festival.  If your more comfortable paying with plastic, click to link to our online campaign.

Every cent adds up to hella cents.  So go and MAKE SOME CENTS already!



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Letter from Hannah, Age 9

May 2nd is Seattle Foundation’s GiveBIG one-day charitable giving event and we wanted to let you know that Arts Corps is over-the-moon about any gifts of any size.  Below is a letter that accompanied a donation by 9-year-old Hannah who collected funds for Arts Corps on her 9th birthday in lieu of receiving gifts for herself.  We were deeply moved and asked Hannah and her mom for permission to share our gratitude and her sentiments below.

If you feel inspired to give on May 2nd, please do so via the link to GiveBIG to Arts Corps. Your gift will be stretched further thanks to The Seattle Foundation and GiveBIG sponsors, who will match a share of every contribution.




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