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

Escondido, California — :

On Saturday, March 30th, 2019, the California Center for the Arts, Escondido and the Escondido Union School District will hold the 7th annual smART Festival from 10:00am – 2:00pm at the California Center for the Arts, Escondido at 340 N. Escondido Blvd. The event is free and open to the public.

For one day each year, the Center for the Arts, Escondido dedicates its Museum and Conference Center to the celebration of youth in the local community; utilizing the Center’s ongoing partnership with the Escondido Union School District to bring arts education to youth in schools. This innovative annual community festival highlights the accomplishments of this partnership.

Students from all 23 Escondido Union schools will have artwork on display and performances will take place during the 2019 smART Festival. Two-dimensional artwork will be on display both in festival booths inside the Conference Center and on the walls of the Center’s Museum.

The Museum will also house three-dimensional artwork and the Outside the Lens 5th grade photographic art exhibit. Youth dance, music, and theater performances will take place on a main stage in the Center’s spacious Conference Center.

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

Get more information about the 7th Annual smART Festival here:



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.

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