Colleen Cavin demonstrates the art of printmaking.

At a time when dwindling school-district budgets are eroding arts education, Young Audiences brings reputable artists to more than 200 K–8 schools, where they teach painting, storytelling, dance, music, and theater classes. “Each student learns in a different way,” says executive director Dr. Gail Hayes Davis. “Take art away from the curriculum, and you lose kids who had a strong chance of success.” Check out photos from the event with our web exclusive slideshow.