Supporting Arts Education

The Friends of Civic Arts Education Foundation provides financial support and advocacy for Walnut Creek Civic Arts programs.

Children, teens and adults looking to participate in these life-changing programs are given the opportunity to do so with help provided by our Foundation.  



"Logic will get you from A to B. Imagination will take you everywhere." Albert Einstein

The arts are a cause for celebration at the Friends Foundation. You won't want to miss our 10th Annual Viva Arts Gala on February 19th, 2016!

See our Events page for more information!

Arts improve creativity and innovation

Friends of Civic Arts

Education Foundation


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  • Research from the U.S. Department of Education indicates training in the arts improves creativity and innovation. Students learn to approach issues with a critical mind and a positive attitude towards problem solving. Exposure to the arts enhances communications skills, which are essential tools for collaboration while also developing flexibility and adaptability, all of which are instrumental life and learning skills.
  • The University of Florida conducted research that shows, "On average, students who study the arts for four years in high school score 98 points higher on the SAT compared to those who study the same for half a year or less" and that "Students who took music appreciation scored 61 points higher on the verbal section and 42 points higher on the math section".
  • Arts education helps prepare our students for the expectations of the 21st century workforce, which includes the ability to innovate, communicate and collaborate. - California Alliance for Arts Education