Art IS Education sponsored by The Arts Council for Long Beach is our annual, day-long showcase demonstrating the power of youth learning in and through the arts. Each March, during National Arts Education Month, schools, school districts and community arts organizations participate and advocate Art IS Education, where students have opportunities to share the process through which they have learned new skills, solved problems, taken risks, and persisted through obstacles, in order to express their ideas through art.In addition other activities include guest community artists that provide a day of opportunities for children and their families to immerse themselves in various media, techniques and projects that they may not otherwise be exposed to, such as: clay, sculpture, print-making, book arts, and collaborative works of art, to name a few. Finally, in conjunction with this event, Agape will be conducting a community and school-wide Cultural Art Exchange contest with Sochi, Russia entitled, “My Favorite Place”. Students will draw their favorite place in Long Beach with a brief explanation and submit it in the contest. Student’s artwork will be displayed in an exhibit at the Art Is Education Festival.