CVS Caremark teams up with VSA arts for “All Kids Can… Create”

WASHINGTON CVS’ charitable foundation Caremark All Kids Can has teamed up with international nonprofit organization VSA arts to launch a national call for visual art as part of a year-long campaign to encourage learning and community engagement through creating art.

“All Kids Can… Create” invites children nationwide aged 5 to 15 to create a piece of visual art. VSA arts’ affiliates will conduct local arts-based initiatives, which will culminate in a national exhibition in Washington DC in June. It will be part of VSA arts’ annual Start with the Arts Family Festival. VSA arts was founded in 1974 by Ambassador Jean Kennedy Smith to create a society where people with disabilities learn through, participate in and enjoy art.

Through the campaign, children will create original artwork, artist-in-residence programs in schools will expand access and document learning through the arts for students with disabilities, and CVS Caremark employees will lead volunteer activities that engage their communities and/or schools in building inclusive environments.

There are no limits to what a participant can create and children are invited to use both traditional and non-traditional art-making materials. There is no fee and entries must be received via digital photograph by March 14. For more information visit www.vsarts.org/allkidscan.

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