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Art In Education All Yearlong - 09/14/18

PASCO, WA – Each year, cultural and education communities come together to celebrate the power of arts in education to transform our communities, schools, teaching, and learning. As we wrap up National Arts in Education Week (September 9-15), Educational Service District 123 eagerly announces the exhibit dates for our yearlong art display at our facilities in Pasco.

Beginning this school year, ESD 123 will host a yearlong rotation of art displays at our Professional Development Center.  In addition to the longtime Regional High School Art Show hosted each year, ESD 123 will also host a Regional Teacher Art Exhibit, Middle School Art Exhibit, and 21st Century Community Learning Centers Exhibit. Each of these exhibits will display artwork from schools across the ESD 123 region, which covers 23 school districts.

2019 Regional Art Exhibit Dates:

  • January (date TBD) 2019 – 21st Century Community Learning Centers
  • February 18-March 1, 2019 – High School
  • April 18-May 1, 2019 – Middle School
  • October 2-16, 2019 – Educators

“The role of arts education in student lives is deeply impactful,” states ESD 123 Superintendent, Mr. Darcy Weisner.  Incorporating the arts leads to a more well-rounded education for our students, and innumerable lessons that can be applied across disciplines.”

Thanks to the generous sponsorship of the Tri-Cities’ newest credit union, STCU, the ESD will be able to host opening receptions for each of the 2019 art exhibits to celebrate the artists and their work.

“National Arts in Education Week is the perfect time to announce this new partnership and the interaction of STCU in our local schools,” says Elizabeth Burtner, STCU Community Engagement Officer.  “As a credit union founded by teachers, we are proud to support the involvement of our region’s students and educators in arts education.”

The first art exhibit of the year takes place in January 2019 and will showcase artwork from students participating in the 21st Century Community Learning Center program. For more information, contact ESD Director of Communications Molly Curtiss at 509.544.5787 or">


About ESD 123: Educational Service District 123, based in Pasco, WA, is one of nine ESDs in Washington. Dedicated to delivering collaborative solutions that promote learning, ESD 123 serves 23 school districts in seven counties of Southeastern Washington. Under Superintendent Darcy Weisner and its board of directors, this legislatively mandated, not-for-profit educational organization provides efficiency of educational systems and equity of learning opportunities for over 70,000 Washington students. For more information about ESD 123, please call 509-544-5700 or 888-547-8441 or visit

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