Inside Art SGUSD Campaign April 2020

The Inside Art SGUSD Campaign is about connecting with one another, and telling our stories through the arts. Students, staff, family members, and community partners throughout San Gabriel Unified School District are invited to participate in this districtwide art project. Your submission will be curated into an online art gallery, featured on social media, and preserved for years to come.

The history of humanity has been documented, shared, and expressed through the arts since the beginning of mankind. Currently, we find ourselves in an unprecedented period of time, one which will be historically significant in future years. Expressing ourselves in any discipline - Visual, Music, Dance, Theater, Media Art - is a way to document the story of our experience. It is also a way to support one another, find comfort, and gain inspiration as a community.

We invite you to participate in this district wide campaign and be included in this virtual time capsule. Get creative, and make some Inside Art! Keep scrolling for details...

"The world always seems brighter when you've just made something that wasn't there before."

Neil Gaiman

Step 1. Create Inside Art

Draw or paint a picture. Write a song. Photograph something. Do an interpretive dance. Perform a skit. Write a poem. Animate a scene. Create any type of art inspired by your experience, emotions, and thoughts during this time.

Need Inspiration? Here's some prompt ideas:

  • Self Portrait From the Before Times
  • I Was Today Old When I Learned....
  • Fears & Hopes. Needs & Wants
  • This Gives Me Comfort
  • I Made This. I Built This. I Cooked This.
  • A Day in the Life of Distance Learning.
  • My New Favorite Thing
  • Social Distancing Life Hacks
"There's no one way to be creative. Any old way will work."

Ray Bradbury

Step 2. Submit Your Creation

Submit your creation one of two ways -


Post your creation on social media. Tag @SGUSDvapa. Make your post public. Use this hashtag: #InsideArtSGUSD


Visit the SGUSD Visual and Performing Arts Website and follow the links to upload your creation. Click the button below....

Important: Though we appreciate art of all kinds, your submission must be "school appropriate" to be included in the gallery or shared via social media.

"An artist cannot fail; it is a success to be one."

Charles Horton Cooley

This Too Shall Pass...

....but our stories will remain. Our online Inside Art Gallery will be curated, and preserved for years to come.

Every week, we will feature outstanding submissions on the online gallery and through our SGUSD Social Media Outlets. We look forward to seeing your creations!

“The arts are not just a nice thing to have or to do if there is free time or if one can afford it. Rather, paintings and poetry, music and fashion, design and dialogue, they all define who we are as a people and provide an account of our history for the next generation.”

Michelle Obama


Jonathan Huang, Graphic Design