Photo Credit: Julia Elman

Westlake Elementary School Students currently have artwork on display in a variety of locations throughout Santa Cruz.  Art teachers Myra Eastman and Stephanie Young have collaborated with the L’Atelier Salon, Kevin Melrose of the Rittenhouse Building, the central branch of the Santa Cruz Public Library, Marini’s Downtown, Lighthouse Bank and Santa Cruz City Schools’ District Office to host displays of student artwork throughout the months of March and/or April.  Of special interest is the exhibit currently on display in the Santa Cruz City Council Chambers, which was organized by the City’s Arts Program Manager. A variety of different styles, subject matter and techniques art included as part of this series of exhibits.

In celebration of National Youth Arts Month and in recognition of the value of art and arts education, Westlake’s art teachers and students wish to highlight the quality of our elementary school visual art program.  Funding for the arts at the elementary school level is supported by our parcel tax, The Cultural Council of Santa Cruz County and community donations.