Children's Celebration of the Arts

About the Program

Since 1991, thousands of elementary school children have explored the visual, dance, music and language arts of world cultures as inspiration to create or perform their own pieces in classroom workshops led by professional artists through the Children's Celebration of the Arts program.

The Children’s Celebration of the Arts program offers a wide variety of unique opportunities for elementary classroom teachers to enhance their curriculum. Each workshop is one hour to one hour and fifteen minutes.

Holiday Boutique- CANCELLED

The City of Ventura, Parks, Recreation & Community Partnerships has cancelled the Holiday Boutique on Saturday, December 9 from 10 am- 4 pm in the historic Plaza Park due to the fires and poor air quality. 

 For more information regarding booth applications, contact Michelle or Kathryn at (805)654-7553 or [email protected] or [email protected].

  1. Fall 2017 Information
  2. Spring 2018 Information

The City of Ventura, VEP and the VUSD are proud to partner for this specialized new Fall Children’s Celebration of the Arts program.

Our 2017 Fall Children's Celebration of the Arts Booklet contains workshop descriptions and artist biography information. To register for classes, print out the registration form and follow the directions on the form to submit. For more information please contact Kathryn Dippong-Lawson at 805-654-7552 or by email at [email protected] .FallWorkshop1b

Give the Gift of Art

Gift certificates are available for parents, patrons and businesses to sponsor a workshop for an entire classroom for only $45. To purchase a Children's Celebration of Arts gift certificate for a Ventura Elementary classroom download this form.