For Immediate Release: Escondido Youth Artists Welcome the Public to the Sixth Annual smART Festival

Escondido, California — :

The Escondido Union School District (EUSD) and the California Center for the Arts, Escondido, are proud to announce the sixth annual smART Festival to be held on Saturday, March 17th, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., at the California
Center for the Arts (340 N. Escondido Blvd).

The Festival showcases the art of talented students from each of 23 EUSD schools. In
addition to two- and three-dimensional artwork on display, the Festival includes the My
Story photographic art exhibit of EUSD fifth graders. The event also includes live
dance, theater, instrumental music, and band performances by EUSD students on the
main stage of the Center for the Arts’ Conference Center.

The Festival is made possible through a partnership between EUSD and the California
Center for the Arts. The partnership provides arts education to youth in EUSD schools.
“EUSD’s longstanding partnership with the Center for the Arts opens doors for our
students to explore and express their artistic creativity,” said Luis Ibarra, Superintendent of EUSD. “We are proud of this partnership that provides our students with quality arts education and the opportunity to grow and excel artistically.”

The smART Festival is made possible through the support of the California Arts Council, the County of San Diego, and the San Diego County Credit Union.

The Escondido Union School District, in partnership with children, employees, parents,
and community members, is committed to actualize the unlimited potential of every
learner at all 23 schools though high-quality rigorous instruction, a safe and secure
environment, fiscal responsibility, and a collaborative and diverse culture which
promotes creativity, responsibility, and trust among all stakeholders.



About the California Center for the Arts, Escondido 

A 501(c)3 charitable organization, the Center’s creation was sparked by a civic vision—one that recognized the vital role that the arts play in strengthening and uniting the community. Our commitment to enriching lives and improving access to the arts, especially for low-income individuals and families, is exemplified through our extensive educational programming and robust series of free community events. The Center is guided by an enthusiastic Board of Trustees and passionate staff who are dedicated to furthering arts education and access, and to creating programs that provide cultural enrichment for residents of North County and beyond.

You can join this inspiring mission by becoming a donor.  Visit or email to start a conversation about how you or your company can make a difference right here and right now in your arts community.


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