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Patti Cooprider Lives Fundraiser!
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ABX Co-Founder, Patty Smith, and Board President Ted Peña were at the VIP Donor Preview on April 27 at the ICA San Diego / Central location in Balboa Park.

Launching “Patti’s Spirit Lives! KidsArtEd Fund”

​​ICA San Diego will present a 250-piece selection from 500 contemporary artworks by Patti Cooprider, spanning over four decades of creation. Her artworks will be on view for one weekend only, from April 28 – May 1, 2022.


The “Patti’s Spirit Lives KidsArtEd Fund” is an endowment in Patti Cooprider’s name that fulfills her dream to ensure “every child in the world experiences the creation and love of art.”


The fund will provide FREE access to arts education for underserved San Diego youth ages 5-17 through ICA San Diego and six partnering organizations. These include ArtReach, A Reason To Survive, Patrons of the Prado (Bucks4Buses), New Children’s Museum, Monarch School,

and ArtsBusXpress (ABX). 

Click here for more details on the exhibit.


Attention Teachers

How could the arts change your school?

Now, more than ever, students are joining local, national and global conversations about the issues most important to them. They are using their voices to create change, make a positive impact and speak up for their future. This year, the Student Voices Campaign wanted to hear from students at the very beginning of their advocacy journey and launched a statewide competition to decide what the prompt should be.


The Student Voices Campaign is an annual statewide competition for students in grades 7-12. Are your students participating? Learn HOW to get your class engaged.

Students enjoy Classics4Kids performance

Buses arrive downtown
Excited students on bus
A second busload of students
Students disembark
Students with chaperones
students enter theater
AClassics4Kids welcome
students file into seats
In the theatre - waiting
Students in theater
A full house view
Full theater
San Diego Arts League
Classics4Kids volunteers
Conductor explains performance
full theater
Buses lined up to leave

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