Bay Area Creative Foundation will host a live virtual broadcast on March 31, 7 p.m., to recognize young artists. The Creative Youth Celebration will showcase the artistic talents of local high school students. As part of the broadcast, a special guest performance from an international artist will share thoughts on the journey from teenager to professional artist. For information, go to bayareacreativefoundation.org. -Photos courtesy of Bay Area Creative, above, top to bottom: “Hand in Ink” by Genevieve, “Lined Up” by Jack and “Solly” by Lily
The Sparkle Foundation’s Sparkling Our Heroes campaign rounded up more than $10,000 in products from Beauty Heroes and local hair dressers to give to front line workers In January. Team Sparkle assembled the gift boxes to hand out in gratitude for tireless work during the pandemic. The gift boxes went to 40 ICU nurses at Kaiser San Rafael, 40 Novato teachers, 30 Southern Marin workers and to 30 Burlingame teachers. The Novato-based, volunteer-powered organization has continued to provide gifts this past year even when they had to decrease the number of volunteers due to COVID-19 safety protocols. –Photos above courtesy of Sparkle Foundation Inc.
Enriching Lives Through Music provides youth with an immersive music education and resources that inspire and empower the students to pursue their dreams. Jessenei (pictured left) is one of the many young musicians who safely come together on Saturdays for ELM’s Parking Lot Conservatory. -Photo by Tim Porter