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Elementary Visual Arts (EVA)

Keep Art in the Picture

"I wish art could be every day. Even though I am not the best at it, it is fun to express myself and I love art!" - Lotte, McPolin Elementary


Art funding was erased from Utah’s elementary curriculum in the 1980's.  In 2012, as volunteer programs waxed and waned, PCEF, parents, the school district, and the Kimball Art Center came together to create the Elementary Visual Arts program (EVA).  It was offered to all elementary schools; McPolin, Parley's Park, and Trailside chose to participate.


Art plays a critical role in student success. It nurtures creativity, problem-solving, and confidence. With EVA, moments of teamwork, curiosity, and humanity, are happening every day in our classrooms and schools.

"Art is a class where everyone can be successful and feel good about their work. Many students who struggle with the traditional educational model can excel in their art lessons and gain confidence and feel a sense of accomplishment that they might be missing elsewhere. Students learn to express themselves while gaining an appreciation for our culture." - EVA teacher Stefani Kimche


The EVA Program started in 2012. Since then1,500 students receive professionally taught art lessons every year, thanks to funding from PCEF. 

Thanks to support from PCEF donors and a partnership with the Kimball Art Center, we’re able to keep art in the classroom for Park City’s elementary school students. 

From Seuss to Seurat and Dali to Degas - help us continue to provide this important program. We invite you to... 


Your Impact This Year

  • Students Reached


  • Invested in Our Schools


  • Parent Participation 2021/22


  • Programs Funded


  • John C Kish Foundation
    John C Kish Foundation
  • Montage Deer Valley
    Montage Deer Valley
  • Park City Community Foundation
    Park City Community Foundation
  • Park City Mountain Resort
    Park City Mountain Resort
  • Vail Epic Promise
    Vail Epic Promise
  • Park City Municipal
    Park City Municipal
  • United Way of SLC
    United Way of SLC
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    Zions Bank
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