"Spring Into The Arts" Key Dates

Valparaiso Community Schools, led and coordinated by the elementary art team, provides a month-long celebration of the ARTS featuring student talent!  We are proud to announce “Spring into the @rts” has returned to downtown Valpo.  Our goal has always been to put student artwork front and center within our downtown venues, bridging young artists, families, leaders, and businesses alike.  This is our 5th year orchestrating this student-themed festival and we have an array of ART-astic things in store this year!  Valpo is where ART is @!

We extend a huge thank you to our financial supporters: Urschel and The John Anderson Foundation, also in partnership with The City of Valpo and Valparaiso Creative Council.  Thank you to our featured venues: Porter County Library, City Hall, 1st Insurance, Porter County Government, 1st Source Bank, the Parks Department, Black Bird Cafe, and ArtZ and Co.

“We are happy to bring back our month-long festival after a two year creative pause,” says Jessica Corral, festival director and art teacher at Flint Lake Elementary.  “When children step into a collective experience where THEIR art is appreciated in public places, they are simply floored to be chosen.  Our goal has and always will be to keep the spotlight on their talent, and their artwork makes it easy to do just that! It is time for a celebration of students of all ages!”

VCS students grades K-12 can start submitting their 60 second films across 5 categories for our Valpo Film Festival.  Deadline is May 6, 2022 by midnight. Visit springintothearts.com for info.

Here are the two slated events to keep on your calendar: 

Saturday, April 23: Urschel Pavilion  11a - 1p   

“The @rt-chitecture WALK”

Student artwork is unveiled at 8 downtown locations and will remain on display for an entire month.  This event will provide @rt-chitecture Walk maps and prizes!


Saturday, May 7: City Hall. 1-3p

Participate in a public paint session!

Saturday, May 21: City Hall Chambers 11a - 1p  

“VALPO Film [email protected] + [email protected] un-VALE-ing”

One Minute to Film It winners will be showcased and the permanent city mural will be unveiled!!!

Student artwork will be on display from April 23 - May 21. All are welcome to attend our slated events.  Please check our site to find out dates/times when you can be a part of the collaborative mural painting!