A is for Art

2017 A is for Art Paintings

A is for Art is a program of the SDSU Children’s Center — showcases the amazing potential for creative expression by children between 6 months to 5 years of age. Each spring, special “A is for Art” events are held for the public to view paintings created by the children in collaboration with local community artists and classroom teachers. Local guest artists visit the classrooms to discuss their own art, demonstrate some artistic techniques, and mentor children in creating a painting created by children in each classroom.

13th Annual 2017 SNEAK PEEK at the OPEN HOUSE

Saturday, March 18, 2017, 9:30-11:30am, at the SDSU Children's Center, San Diego State University

Get a peek at the 10 paintings created by the children and their teachers. The event includes family art activities, opportunity drawings, refreshments and live music.

This event is free and open to the public.

13th Annual 2017 EXHIBITION

Saturday, April 22, 2017, 6:00-7:30 p.m., Mingei International Museum, 1439 El Prado, San Diego, Balboa Park

The evening will include a live auction of 10 paintings — and a surfboard — created by the children, and their teachers. Enjoy hors d’oeuvres, opportunity drawings, wine and live music, all in the beautiful setting of the Mingei International Museum.

Tickets: $5 suggested donation. Tickets are available at the exhibition and at the SDSU Children's Center. This adults only event is open to the public. All proceeds will go directly to the Center.

The SDSU Children’s Center and Associated Students are 501(c)(3) non-profit organizations.

For family-friendly events at the Mingei, visit their "Calendar."

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A is for Art

Thank you to our generous 2017 Sponsors!

Platinum - $500+

Gold - $200-$499

Silver - $100-$199