Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Chalk It Up needs you!!!!

In these trying economic times local charities are feeling the hit harder than anyone. Let's face it, if you don't have expendable cash to go out to eat or buy new clothes you're probably not donating to much either. As many well know the arts tend to suffer in our society even when we're in good times. That said Chalk it Up to Sacramento needs your help! This children's art charity works to raise funds that will help return art to public schools. Believe it or not when I was a resident artist at a elementary school back in 2003 one of my 5th grade classes hadn't had any art education before. At this particular school both art and science were considered electives because neither was included in the standardized No Child Left Behind testing. Given that the teachers at the school decided to work in as much science as possible in place of art which I couldn't really blame them for. Anyhoo, long story short follow the link and see what you can do whether it be to sponsor a square, volunteer as an artist, or just volunteer as an average Joe. This Labor Day weekend come help us out with the nuts and bolts of running a three day art festival. There'll be beer...

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