Donate to Support Art for Kids
Thank you for LA

We began in Los Angeles on 1-1-11

Love Our Community

And PLan to Do Much More

First volunteers

Our First Volunteers!!

Standing Up for the Arts

Beautiful goldies


By Giving Back to those So Dear

For the Vets

Kids from the Union Rescue Mission

Create for our Vets!

Venice Kids

Kids at the Venice Boys & Girls Club

Make cards for the Vets too!

Compton Teen

The Expression of the Arts

Brings Focus, Insight, Creativity...

God Bless America

God Bless America!

And the World!

From Compton


Calm and Focused

Arts Gift to Children

Homeless Teens

Homeless Teens



Caring Volunteers



Come back as part of our community


Art Plays A Part is dedicated to supporting Art for Kids. We are a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization dedicated to sharing the expression of art for kids of all socioeconomic backgrounds, providing art supplies, volunteers and art teachers for underserved communities. The arts play a critical role in the development of a child’s mind to enhance creativity, listening and thinking skills, collaboration with others, develop self worth, excel in school, and improve their outlook on the future.

The benefits of art education is outlined in the Champions of Change – The Impact of the Arts on Learning (Summary) report that was created by Presidential Executive order in 1982 to encourage private sector support and to increase public appreciation of the value of the arts and the humanities. Art Plays A Part was founded with art for kids in mind so this report has been incredibly influential in our actions for supporting Art for Kids.

Our Goals

Art Plays A Part is a 501(c)3 public benefit organization dedicated to sharing the expression of art with children and providing art supplies and teaching resources to underserved communities.

Art Plays A Part exists to provide the expression of art to children of all socioeconomic backgrounds and by doing so, creating a bond of understanding, confidence, and creativity that will empower our youth for a better future.

Our priorities include but not limited to exposing children of all socioeconomic backgrounds to various arts, providing art supplies, teachers, and volunteers to organizations with limited supplies in underserved communities.

Support the arts
You can make a difference

Donations can be made on our PayPal Page Here.  If you do not have a PayPal account, look at the bottom of our PayPal page for Don’t have a PayPal account?  Use your credit card or bank account and click continue.  Or if you’d like to pay by check, please make it out to Art Plays A Part and mail to:

Art Plays A Part
2461D Santa Monica Blvd, Suite 310
Santa Monica, CA  90404

Yes, we are a public benefit nonprofit organization with a designated 501(c)3 tax exempt status with the Internal Revenue Service filed in the state of California.  We provide donors with a tax exempt receipt that can be used to write off taxes from the year the donation is made.

The best way to volunteer your time is by sharing the type of art that you are most passionate about with the kids/teens in a workshop (length of workshop is based on your availability).  Whether that’s filmmaking, acting, writing, dancing, storytelling, painting, drawing, making collages, personal finance, computers, etc…

Assisting a class that is being taught is an excellent way to volunteer also.

We’d be thrilled if you’d like to be an advocate.

Sign up as a Volunteer to receive our newsletter and we’ll let you know when our next Event is.  They’re going to be very fun with other awesome creatives…

Art class is important