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Support the Arts

Supporting a dynamic and relevant arts education program is vital to both the artistic and academic goals of Pacifica. Not only are students more well-rounded and creative thinkers when participating in the arts, but there is a whole world of practical opportunities in the Los Angeles community for graduates pursuing arts-related careers.

This is where YOU come in. Join us! Be a part of an interactive and exciting arts education program! We need you, and here are three great ways to get involved:


We want to match the talent out there in the Los Angeles community with the interests and needs of our students. Come paint or build a set. Talk to a class as part of our Guest Artist program, or help connect Pacifica Arts with other guest artists. Or, simply sell popcorn at the musical. However you can volunteer your time and talent, we will be happy to have you.

To volunteer, email

Booster Club

Join the Arts Booster Club, our parent community of arts lovers and contributors. Booster Club events include both service and social opportunities. The Booster Club helps to organize the annual Arts Auction and Gala, but also meets before art productions to mingle and talk about our fabulously talented kids!

For more information or to join, email


Creativity does not require money and materials, but it sure helps! You can support the arts department in many ways, and all funds go directly to providing better opportunities to the students of the VPA program. By May, we receive donations of all kinds from local businesses or arts supporters to fill our annual Online Arts Auction with hundreds of items open for bidding. Donate experiences (i.e., a day on the set of NBC’s Parenthood), services (guitar lessons, car washes, etc.), or goods (Angels and Lakers tickets, Starbucks cards, a night at the Beverly Hills Hotel). It’s never to soon to start gathering items!

For more information or to donate to the arts auction email:

On behalf of the administration, faculty, staff and students of Pacifica Arts, thank you for your support, and I look forward to collaborating in the year ahead.

Sincerely yours,

Michael Balsley
Director of the Visual & Performing Arts

The “Impossible” List

Perform Shakespeare’s The Taming of the Shrew with 15 actors in a school of 36 students?

Not a problem, we did that in the first year of the school, 2006.

What if we quadruple the size of your school to 140?

Easy, we had 70 people perform in the arts festival i.Sight 3.0.

Premiere new musicals like Caroline or Change or The Drowsy Chaperone for the first time on a high school stage?

Of course, we have done that in 2010, 2011, and 2013.

Take a group of high school students to perform at the world’s largest and well known international festival?

Yes, we participated in the 2013 Edinburgh Fringe Festival in Scotland and we’re going back in 2015!

Turn an empty shoe store into an art gallery…in six hours?

Yup, did that in January of last year for our Winter Gallery exhibition. Piece of cake.