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    2014 Sunburst Award Winners

    On Sunday, July 13th, braving unexpected rain and thunder, we gathered at Portland's Historic Old Church to honor and celebrate three remarkable arts advocates in our community. This day was especially sweet as two of our honorees, Teacher of the Year Esther Lindbloom and Principal of the Year Susan McElroy, retired this June from public service. Below are words about and from our award winners. From Michael Wherli, D.A. Grout Teacher: Susan McElroy, hands down, is the best school principal I have ever encountered. I also count her as a friend and mentor. Her gentle guidance is well known ... (Read More)

Who We Are

Arts and Education programming is the heart of Young Audiences’ service to the community, bringing artists and teachers together to ensure the arts are an integral part of our children’s educational experience.

Tracie Broughton

Students work on an abstract painting with Young Audiences artist Tracie Broughton

Students actively participate in music, drama, visual arts, dance and literary arts through Residencies, Performances, Workshops and Family Arts Nights.

These programs celebrate, teach and open worlds of expression, helping students cultivate essential knowledge and skills necessary for success in the 21st century— imagination, creativity, self-direction, flexibility and appreciation of diversity and teamwork.