Portland, February 9th, 2013. Young Audiences supporters embraced the “Young At Art” theme during the nonprofit’s spring gala at the Multnomah Athletic Club. 225 guests cheered 5th Graders from Salish-Ponds Elementary School who performed their original material to captivate the audience. The event raised funds for local arts education programs. (Photo credit, Edis Jurcys)
With Julie Emry as their host, 225 guests enjoyed entertainment by Broadway Conductor Kurt Crowley with vocalist Rebecca Teran, 5th graders from Salish-Ponds Elementary School, and Young Audiences advocate Julianne Johnson. After the program supporters danced the night away with Portland dance band 5 Guys Named Mo.
Young Audiences is the region’s leading source of varied arts in education services and programs. For more than 50 years this organization has used the arts to engage young people, develop problem solving and creative thinking skills, and increase academic achievement. Young Audiences relies on the support of foundations, individuals and corporations that share our heartfelt commitment to improving the lives and educational opportunities for every child.
From Young Audiences of Oregon and SW Washington
Young Audiences of Oregon was founded in 1958 as a local chapter of the nation’s largest arts-in-education organization. In 1989, the Portland-based organization merged with a smaller chapter in Vancouver to become Young Audiences of Oregon & SW Washington. We have steadily grown in scope and programming, evolving from presenting only classical music performances in our early years to currently offering a full range of educational arts programming in multiple disciplines and cultures – the only arts organization in the region to do so.