For the Love of Art

Marin Magazine Art School

Perusing headlines, one might surmise there’s been a backlash against the focus on STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) education recently. Of course, science and math shouldn’t be avoided, but an arts education also offers a range of benefits, including helping students develop cultural awareness, refine fine motor skills, improve decision making and more. One of the organizations in Marin that champions the value of an arts education is Youth in Arts, and it’s celebrating a milestone, its 45th anniversary, with a gala fundraiser. “Travel the World with Youth in Arts” will be held on Friday, April 1, at the Marin Center, and if the Fund-A-Need goal is met the money will go toward programs for kindergarten students in five additional schools in the county. Here are some more details about Youth in Arts.



1 Million students reached

Gala Ticket – $150

GOAL – $60,000

Kasia Pawlowska

Kasia Pawlowska loves words. A native of Poland, Kasia moved to the States when she was seven. The San Francisco State University creative writing graduate went on to write for publications like the San Francisco Bay Guardian and KQED Arts among others prior to joining the Marin Magazine staff. Topics Kasia has covered include travel, trends, mushroom hunting, an award-winning series on social media addiction and loads of other random things. When she’s not busy blogging or researching and writing articles, she’s either at home writing postcards and reading or going to shows. Recently, Kasia has been trying to branch out and diversify, ie: use different emojis. Her quest for the perfect chip is never-ending.