This week is National Arts in Education Week, a week designated by Congress in 2010 to recognize the transformative power of the arts in education. The celebration is intended to bring attention to this cause for elected officials and educational decision makers across the country and to support equitable access to the arts for all students.

This year, National Arts in Education Week falls on September 11–17, 2016. The Arts Council for Long Beach is celebrating by highlighting our recent Open Conversations with 7th District Councilmember Roberto Uranga on arts education. Artists, teachers, parents and community members gathered to talk about how to make arts learning even better in our city. The Long Beach Unified School District covered the event. View highlights of the Open Conversations here.