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LAUSD Grand Arts Festival

The LAUSD Grand Arts Festival is an annual district-wide celebration, art exhibit, and performance venue, held at Grand Park in downtown Los Angeles.

The Festival includes

  • visual art displays
  • music and dance performances
  • showing of student-made films
  • informational and interactive booths from community arts partners, LAUSD arts schools, and higher education institutions
  • family activities
  • food trucks

There will be

  • four stages
  • 2,000 LAUSD student performers
  • an expected 15,000 attendees


LAUSD Grand Arts Festival 2022

Usually held in April

10am to 7pm

Grand Park, Los Angeles


Invented at Palms!

The school district's Arts Festival, first held in 2014, resulted from an idea by Palms 7th grader Jordyn Sacino.

Jordyn entered the district-wide My Bright Idea Challenge in 2012. There were 1300 contest submissions and over 10,000 votes cast. Jordyn was declared the winner based on her idea to support the arts with an arts festival.

Palms received $3,000 as part of the award and Jordyn was honored by the district.

Jordyn Sacino at the LAUSD Arts Festival

Check from LAUSD Bright Idea Contest
News coverage:

Bright Idea Contest history

Photo gallery

Pams Jazz Band

Jazz Band at the 2016 Arts Festival
The Palms Middle School Jazz Band performed at the 2016 Arts Festival

Art by Palms Students

The 2016 Festival exhibited artwork by these Palms Middle School students:

  • Keiko Behrens
  • Navy Casady
  • Chloe Cheng
  • Hye Choi
  • Jack Guerra
  • Shang Guo
  • Olivia Larwood
  • Carlos Martinez
  • Alexa Sanchez Valeriano
  • Alice Wang

LAUSD Arts Festival