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Roseville Arts gets grant to assist youth program

Earns $46,000 from The James Irvine Foundation
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Roseville Arts recently received a $46,000 grant from The James Irvine Foundation to fund a creative arts program for youth.

For more than 45 years, the local nonprofit organization has brought art to the community through public shows for all ages at the Blue Line Gallery in downtown Roseville.

The grant will assist the organization in taking art programming to the community in a variety of locations throughout the city in order to spontaneously engage children and families at different venues.

Children ages 5 to 18 will be able to create art with local artists while gaining experiences that are becoming less available in public schools.

“We’re thrilled and grateful to receive such meaningful support from The James Irvine Foundation,” said Roseville Arts CEO Julie Hirota, in a news release. “We expect to reach more youth with this powerful program.”

The organization offers several youth-based programs, including the annual Children’s and High School Show, afterschool and weekend workshops, and spring and summer art camps. This fall, Blue Line Gallery staff and volunteers will administer a public-art project in Sculpture Park available to all local fifth graders.

~ Sena Christian