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Art for Charity Photos

by Erik Weasenforth, Marketing Associate VISTA

Congratulations to  Creative Action teaching artist Lindsay Palmer and her second grade class from Del Valle Elementary for their Art for Charity showing last night at Tiny Park Gallery. The students featured original artwork by with all sales benefiting St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital and Save the Children. Special thanks to Tiny Park Gallery for helping us with this event!

Here are few photos from the showing. To see more photos from the event go to our Flickr album.


Abstract artwork by Del Valle Elementary 2nd graders displayed at Tiny Park Gallery.


Left: A series of hero comics Right: Collaborative wood artwork.
Created by Lindsay Palmer’s Del Valle Elementary 2nd grade class.

Full STEAM Ahead!

by Patrick Torres, Middle School and High School Program Director

This week, a few of us on staff will be attending the Conference for Community Arts Education in Dallas, put on by the National Guild For Community Arts Education. When we attended this conference last year, we were involved in several discussions with our colleagues across the nation about our desire to turn STEM into STEAM by making the case that the Arts are an essential addition to the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math for student success in the 21st Century.

I am very excited to continue this conversation at the conference this week to assess our success in adding the arts to STEM over the past year. And just this morning, I came across this article! It looks like our efforts are picking up national momentum. If you take a minute to read the article, you will find some very interesting links and be given an opportunity to sign a petition in support of STEAM.

I believe the arts are essential to student success in the 21st Century, and I hope you will lend your support to this effort.

Bagavagabonds Art Migration

Join us for Bagavagabonds Art Migration, Saturday, November 10 presented by smart

With original Artwork selling for $100 or less
All art
proceeds benefit Creative Action.

Show: 7:00 p.m.
Location: Empire Automotive
604 E. 7th St, Austin, TX 78701

For ages 21 and over

RSVP here

HOSTED BAR and Savory Treats
Live Performances by East Side Dandies and ((sounder))
Special Guest DJ’s
Feast your eyes on TRIP – A Projected Virtual Ride by Really Big Video (PDX)
Come clean in the smart Confessional
Leave your mark on the ‘COLOR ME WALL’
Crank the Old-Fashioned Letter Press
Toot the Horn Organ created by Ace San Miguel
Bring your favorite Austin trinkets or chotchkies to add the Souvenir smart

Sign up to volunteer from 7 p.m. – 1 a.m.

Volunteer Activities:

  • Assist at the silent auction table of fun donated gallery art items
  • Assist the car activations area, guiding those taking part in the presentation of a sponsor smart (car)
  • Front of house, running the door/RSVP list

To volunteer, contact: Mary Alice Carnes,