Friends of
Civic Arts Education Foundation

Congratulations to our
2015 Arts Excellence Award Winners

Andrew  Zheng, 5th grade and under (Teacher: Stephen Evans)
Clarissa Chan, 6th -8th grade (Teacher: Monica Williams)
Bianca Pratte, 9th-12th grade (Teacher: Monica Williams)
Dabbie Bowron, Adult (Teacher: Stephen Evans)

Drawing, Painting and Printmaking
Sarah Reck, K-12th (Teacher: Patsy Taylor)
Jim Rupp, Adult (Teacher: Patsy Taylor)

3-D Art:
Kurt Fehlberg, Adult (Teacher: Gregory Byard)

Honorable Mention:
Viri Martin, Drawing, Painting and PrintmakingAdult (Teacher: Pamela Howett)
Natalia Alexandrova, 3-D Art, Adult (Teacher: Karen Ehrhardt)

Welcome to the Friends Foundation

We are a growing non-profit 501c(3)
foundation in Walnut Creek, CA, dedicated
 to advocating for and funding community
arts learning experiences for people of
all ages throughout Contra Costa County.

The Friends Foundation, with your generous support, provides: 
  • Scholarships for students of all ages with financial need, to participate in Walnut Creek Civic Arts Education (CAE) classes and programs;
  • Arts Excellence Awards (recognition and scholarships) for outstanding work by CAE students;
  • Supplies, materials and equipment for CAE programs;
  • Funding for quality arts programming in Contra Costa County.

 Your donation makes the difference

We are a small foundation with big goals. We are the Friends Foundation, and we're dedicated to supporting arts education in our region. Won't you join us by contributing today? Even the smallest gift helps to ensure Civic Arts Education programs are available to all members of our community, regardless of age or financial status.

You can give the gift of a class in honor of someone special, or give a donation -- the amount is up to you -- that will help support a community member's arts education.  

Click here
 to donate today, 
and thank you so much for your continuing support!

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One part of the foundation's mission is advocating for the arts. Click here for an inspiring story of how the arts changed one teacher's life and career.

Want to know what we do? 
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