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Run for the Arts artist Elizabeth Loomis

September 11, 2017

Since 1977, Young Audiences has been facilitating Run for the Arts jog-a-thon fundraisers for schools to support their arts. This year (17-18 school year) we are celebrating our 40th anniversary of Run for the Arts. We are proud to say that in that time, we have helped schools raise more than 17 million dollars for […]

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Featured Artist Chloë Hight

August 2, 2017

Chloë Hight’s teaching artistry and artwork are driven by local landscapes and investigation of place. Through understanding and connecting to her environment, she explores a variety of techniques such as, weaving, natural dyeing, papermaking, printmaking, and more. She strives to engage children in collaborative forms of art making with a focus on process, material exploration, inquiry, […]

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Vote for Your Favorite Design

July 7, 2017

UPDATE: Voting is now closed. Check back next week when we’ll announce the winner.   It’s that time of year again – it’s the Young Audiences Run for the Arts T-shirt Design Contest! Vote for your favorite design below!   Run for the Arts wouldn’t be possible without the support of our sponsors. Thank you […]

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Love at First Meeting

March 29, 2017

When Jan Robertson recruited advertising and public relations executive Meridel Prideaux to judge her daughters’ elementary school art contest, she didn’t expect it would launch a 20-year journey as a board member for Young Audiences of Oregon & SW Washington. But that’s exactly what happened when Meridel introduced Jan to Young Audiences’ then-Executive Director, Sarah Johnson. […]

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Story from the Field: Culture & Arts Day at Jackson Middle School

March 20, 2017

You brought a world of art and culture to the students at Jackson Middle School. On March 15th, your generous support was leveraged by the Jackson Middle School PTA to bring the whole school a day of arts and culture with workshops and an exciting performance. From didjeridu to panflute to salsa dancing and more, […]

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Story from the Field: Imago at Arleta Elementary

March 2, 2017

Associate Board Member and Gala Sponsorship Chair, Eva Goldfarb, visited an Imago performance at Arleta Elementary. Read her Story from the Field below; BY EVA GOLDFARB: Arriving at Arleta, I met up with Young Audience Development Director, Catherine Hayes and a few members of the board who were all eager to see how their hard […]

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Meet the New Teaching Artists

February 16, 2017

Young Audiences is proud to announce the newest members of our artists roster. Our teaching artists are dedicated professionals selected through a rigorous application process that assesses both their artistic abilities and skills as teachers of young people. After acceptance onto Young Audiences’ roster, they receive professional development in best practices and regular formal evaluation. […]

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The Art of Teaching Art to Different Learning Styles

January 26, 2017

Reposted from Teaching Artist Studio participant Chas Martin’s blog www.chasemartin.com In November, I participated in the Young Audiences Teaching Artist Studio, a 5-day intensive workshop focused on classroom skills for artists who teach. Teaching artists are working artists who share their knowledge with students while working collaboratively with classroom teachers to integrate art into related […]

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Run for the Arts artist Ash Ginsberg

November 29, 2016

Young Audiences has been facilitating Run for the Arts jog-a-thon fundraisers in schools throughout Oregon and SW Washington since 1977 giving decades of students a tangible way to support their arts education. Though many things have changed over the years, one constant is the revered Run for the Arts t-shirt and student art competition. Each year, one talented student’s […]

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Adventures in Artistic Learning

November 1, 2016

It’s important to us to share how your support for Young Audiences inspires young people and expands their learning through the arts. We have published a new annual report so you can learn how your generosity made a difference in 2015-2016 by engaging over 72,000 students in their education. Follow Executive Director and Sunshine Steve […]

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