A Five-Way Partnership Started It All

ArtsBusXpress began as an unprecedented 5-way partnership with San Diego City Schools, the City

of San Diego Commission for Arts and Culture, the Community Council for Music in the Schools, San Diego Arts Education Partnership, San Diego City Schools-Visual and Performing Arts, and the San Diego-Tijuana Sister Cities Society, the founding partner.


The Sister Cities Society initiated this as a project to support cross-cultural collaboration and exposure to the arts between the US and Mexico. In 2006, ArtsBusXpress became an independent 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation.

To get the buses rolling, founding grants were made by the Dickinson Foundation and corporate sponsors from the arts and framing industry. To date, foundations, corporate sponsors, art patrons, and individual donors are putting wheels under our vision of arts in the education of every child -- and YOU can join them!


We guarantee your support will make a difference in the lives of every student we serve. Your contribution will expand each student's exposure to arts, culture, science and technology to fill the gap no longer provided by our school systems.

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La Jolla

The Rice Family Foundation
In Memory of Rana Rives & Betty McKeehan

Bret Cleveland | Catherine and Robert Palmer


4010 Sorrento Valley Blvd. #400

San Diego, CA 92121


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A special THANK YOU to our Major Donors!

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