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2,300 Santa Ana Unified students participate in Almas Soñadoras: Youth Elevating the Arts festival

About 2,300 Santa Ana Unified students engaged in visual, performing and literary events during the inaugural Almas Soñadoras: Youth Elevating the Arts festival, part of the Boca de Oro festival, on March 4, 2017 in downtown Santa Ana.

All 18 intermediate and high schools were represented with performers and exhibitors, and with those students came family members, classmates, and teachers and administrators, many of whom were experiencing their city for the first time, or after a long absence.

The festival helped SAUSD students connect with the larger arts pipeline in Santa Ana, and met goals outlined in the city's arts and culture plan, and the District's Visual and Performing Arts Strategic Plan and its Local Control and Accountability Plan.

"Santa Ana is really defining itself as an arts mecca so we're really happy to be here opening doors for our young students," Robyn MacNair, Visual And Performing Arts Specialist for SAUSD, said during the event.

To view video a video recap of Almas Soñadoras, click here. Visit our Vimeo page here to view performances by Santa AnaSegerstromSaddlebackGodinez Fundamental and Santa Ana Valley high schools, and McFaddenWillardSpurgeon and Villa Fundamental intermediate schools.