You can help our ongoing efforts to raise money to support the Arts Education Alliance (See Menu Item Arts Ed) perform their important role in bringing much needed art programs to our kinds in K-12 schools in Sonoma County.
Their three areas of focus are advocacy, inspiration and collaboration for success, all three of these combining to make and continue to make the Adopt-a-School pilot program and Artist-in-Residency programs life changing experiences.
In some cases, these programs provide the only exposure to art these children receive in the wake of budget cuts in the school system. A strong correlation between higher achievement in education and in personal skills has been proven many times.
The book STUDIO-50 Sonoma County Artists, not only a work of art in itself, introduces public and peers alike, through the photography of author Bob Cornelis, to the myriad of talent flowing through and often influentially outward from Sonoma County. Cornelis, an avid supporter of the AEA and the vital need for young creative minds to have exposure to the arts, has generously collaborated with the Arts Council to help achieve that goal.
Additional donations to the STUDIO project allow us to print more books to sell. All proceeds of these sales are given to the AEA, which means that for every dollar you contribute, two dollars goes to the art education programs.
You can contribute to the effort by purchasing books in person !