Art in the Schools

Student Art Exhibit, area schools.

Gualala Arts Exhibit

Opening reception Friday, March 9, 2018, 5 to 7 pm. Exhibit thru April 1, 2018

Burnett Gallery and Elaine Jacob Foyer


Gualala Arts will hold an opening reception for its annual Young Creative Minds art exhibit featuring artwork produced throughout the year in local schools. This year’s coordinators is Sigrid Hillscan, Director  of the Pacific Community Charter School.

Katia Arroyo and Marizol Ortiz


A remarkable variety of talent and artistic expression will be on display in this pre-school through high school art show. The collection, as always, will be thought provoking, inspirational, and will certainly bring a smile to your face. Join us in celebration for the opening reception Friday, March 9,  at 5 p.m. The show runs through Sunday, April 1.

The Mendocino/Sonoma “Arts in the Schools” exhibit represents over 600 students from Fort Ross, Kashia, Horicon, Arena, Point Arena High School, home study, Pacific Community Charter, and Manchester schools.

Horicon Elementary students with their chairs!

Our coastal schools work hard to provide art programs that enrich students with time each week to create art, whether with full-time art programs, volunteer programs, or through grant funding. Research shows that art and creativity help children succeed in core curriculum subjects. Continuing to have art programs in our local schools is a huge accomplishment especially considering budget cuts to such programming. The community’s attendance and support are appreciated.

Young artist showcases are often the best place to procure a masterpiece before the artist finds acclaim and prices skyrocket accordingly!