Arts Education Stories

Photo Credit: Brennan Chin                                                             Photo Credit: Artstart                                                                        Photo Credit: Brennan Chin

Stories connect, inspire, and inform us. Gain inspiration from a young person’s life enriched or changed. Explore data that shows improved academic success. Share the impact of arts education. 

Arts Education News

Our monthly Arts Education News blog highlights local arts education opportunities, along with recommendations for timely stories and resources on arts education trends and news. Click HERE to find all past issues of the blog.

Student Arts Spotlight

The Student Arts Spotlight celebrates local students learning in and through the arts in Sonoma County. The feature, managed by the Sonoma County Arts Education Alliance, represents a variety of students, ages, geographic locations, and art forms. 

Each month’s Spotlight is shared in the Creative Sonoma newsletter, the Arts Education blog, and in social media. Learn more and submit student artwork and performances HERE.

Visit the Student Arts Spotlight Archive page to see the collection of past features.

Tell the Story


Hidden in Plain Sight: The Solution to K-12 Student Learning Loss Recovery is in Your School’s Art Room

Why the Arts Matter

Creativity Challenge: The State of Arts Education in California – Summary Report

Create CA Resource Library

ART=OPPORTUNITY Citations that demonstrate arts education is essential

2019 State of Arts Education in Sonoma County Secondary Schools: Analyses of the California Arts Education Data Project

2017 State of Arts Education in Sonoma County K-12 Schools:  Analyses of Survey Data

Key Takeaways from Research Reports


Students Turn Creativity into Careers

Success Story: Tulare County 

Something’s Happening in Chula Vista