In 2017, The LA25 Foundation for the Arts...
Funds generated through our annual Art Auction ART310 support local arts and music programs in our community. One part of that support are student field trips that encourage additional education and interaction outside of the classroom.
In 2015, we sent every 4th and 5th grader in Hermosa Beach to the Grammy Museum as part of a music appreciation series that featured five mini-concerts showcasing different musical styles as curated by Dr. Ron McCurdy, Grammy committee member and professor of music in at USC.
In 2014 and 2013, we sent nearly 1,400 children to LACMA for the day. These one day trips for every 2nd and 3rd grader in the Redondo Beach School District have had a significant effect on many of the children, parents and teachers involved in preparing the children for these visits and understanding of some of the many benefits of including the Arts in a well rounded public education program.
These trips reinforce what we believe that EXPERIENCING art is the beginning of growth and understanding of alternative points of view.