SFUSD Arts Holds 2024 Citywide Youth Arts Festival

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San Francisco (April 26, 2024) - The San Francisco Unified School District (SFUSD) Arts Department is hosting the Citywide Youth Arts Festival. The festival celebrates SFUSD’s talented student artists and recognizes the dedication of SFUSD’s arts educators and community arts partners. 

Visual arts and digital media exhibitions are taking place throughout the month of April, and the full performing arts showcase will be held on Saturday, April 27 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Exhibitions and showcases will be held at venues across the city, including the Asian Art Museum, the Children’s Creativity Museum, Balboa Street Art Walk, La Promenade Café, the de Young Museum, Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts, Youth Art Exchange, San Francisco State University, SF Arts Ed at Minnesota Street Project, and the Bayview Opera House.

In January 2022, the SF Board of Education formally adopted Arts and Creativity 2025, a plan for implementing equitable arts education in SFUSD, outlining steps the district will take to increase equity in the types and number of arts offerings at each school and improve the quality of curriculum centered on students’ interests and cultures.

Each of SFUSD’s 20,000 elementary students have access to a credentialed art teacher and 14,000 middle and high school students are enrolled in one or more of the five arts disciplines: dance, drama, music, media arts, and visual art.

Learn more about the Citywide Youth Arts Festival.

About SFUSD Arts

Equity, access, and excellence in arts education for every student in every school is the vision and the goal of the SFUSD Arts Department. Bringing the arts into the classroom and students to the arts in our powerfully creative and artistically diverse community, we seek to build and enhance 21st Century skills and to encourage students, teachers, and parents to view themselves as lifelong learners who are inspired by the arts and act as creative participants in our school communities.