Community invited to view student artwork at Second Annual Art Show & Competition fundraiser

Mar 8, 2022

Local K-12 students are using their artistic skills to share what they love most about their schools for the LAX Coastal Education Foundation’s (LAXCEF) Second Annual Art Show & Competition.

Starting Friday, March 4 at 5 p.m. through March 18, 115 pieces of artwork will be displayed in the Westchester Triangle. The drawings, with the theme “My favorite thing about my school” are the winning pieces created by students at 14 area schools. Each campus held its own competition before submitting the artwork to LAXCEF.

The community is invited and encouraged to view the artwork at The Book Jewel, Tanner’s Sewing and Vacuum, Ayara Thai and Covered by More State Farm Insurance Agency.

“We are thrilled to be able to highlight the work of our talented local student artists during this event,” said event chair Lory Sarlo. “Last year, the students showed a real sense of pride visiting their artwork and seeing people in the Triangle enjoying what they had created. After you view the art, we welcome the community to scan our posters to learn more about the foundation and donate to support arts education.”

JK through Second Grade artwork is displayed at The Book Jewel.

The artwork will be judged by local community leaders and artists in a variety of age categories. The top three artists in each group will receive an arts scholarship, and the first place winners will receive an art class courtesy of Otis College.

“A big thank you to our teachers and administrators for coordinating the artwork, and our business sponsors for supporting our efforts to raise funds for arts education,” said Sarlo. “Many of our schools are still facing fundraising challenges, so events like this can really make a difference in having stocked art supplies in the classroom and being able to enhance programs in theater, music and more.”

This year’s event sponsors include The Drollinger Family Charitable Foundation, the Hannon Foundation, Stephanie Younger Group, Sarlo Income Tax, SoCalGas, Playa Venice Sunrise Rotary, Westchester Rotary, JANEFF, Otis College and Truxton’s.

All foundation schools will be eligible to apply for $2,500 grants to support their arts projects and programs.

Participating schools are Visitation, St. Jerome, Playa Del Rey Elementary, Goethe, Loyola Village Elementary School, Cowan Elementary School, WISH Community School, WISH Academy High School, Kentwood Elementary School, Westchester Lutheran School, Playa Vista Elementary School, Wright STEAM Magnet Middle School, Carousel School and St. Bernard High School.

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Posted March 2022.

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