Thanks to Target and the Oak Park Area Arts Council, Art Start launches its 11th year providing artists in residence in one grade in every Oak Park elementary school.
The Oak Park Area Arts Council awarded Art Start a $2,500 grant, along with a letter of support saying:

“The committee is always impressed with the imagination behind your programming and the wonderful way in which you introduce children to art. Art Start has always found a means to support and supplement the arts programming in District 97, yet avoid duplicating efforts by the teachers at the schools.”

Target recently granted Art Start a $2,000 award, which will help us provide supplies for the painters, sculptors, dancers, musician and other visual and performing artists who work with District 97 on projects that enhance their academic studies.