Supporting arts Education



  • 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 toward 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



1666 N Main Street, Walnut Creek, CA 94596 || P: (925) 939-2787 || F: (925) 937-2787 || E: || 



The Friends Foundation provides financial support and advocacy for the Walnut Creek Center for Community Arts.

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.​

Donate and support the Friends Foundation today!​

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

Albert Einstein

Friends of Civic Arts Education Foundation


Viva Arts 10th Anniversary Celebration

The arts are a cause for celebration at the Friends Foundation. Hats Off To The Arts took place on Friday,February 19th, 2016!  Thank you to everyone who could attend, Check out this video that we showed during the evening. 


Doing any shopping on If so, consider shopping through AmazonSmile to support Friends of Civic Arts Education Foundation! It's simple! Visit, designate the Friends of Civic Arts Education Foundation as your charity, and a portion of your purchase price will be given to the Friends Foundation. Millions of products are eligible for AmazonSmile donation. Thanks for your support!