Each October, we celebrate creativity and community at ArtStart, PIC's biggest fundraising event. It is a night out where (prior to COVID) parents, staff, alumni, and friends enjoy a wonderful exhibition of children's art, food and cocktails, silent auction bidding, and more to help raise funds for tuition assistance, programs, and major initiatives.

And now it has been re-imagined!

ArtStart 2021: In Their Element

This year we held a TWO-WEEK-LONG (October 1 - 15) celebration of children, creativity, and the wonders of nature. ArtStart 2021 raised over $50,000 for PIC's Tuition Assistance Fund. (2nd highest grossing ArtStart ever)!

This year was unique as guests explored a rich outdoor installation of original artwork created by PIC’s young artists and their teachers, under the guidance of renowned artist and PIC parent Miguel Horn. The artists explored the elements of Earth, Wind, Fire and Water. The viewer experience was enhanced with video content of the creative process and the inspiration behind each outdoor piece of art.

Congratulations to the 2021 ArtStart committee: Miguel Horn, Lauren Martin, Joe Mintz and chairperson Chris Collier. A big thank you goes to Andrea Lahav and Amanda Hankerson who volunteered their talents in design and videography. We couldn't have done it without each of you!

We are grateful for our friends, current and alumni families, and staff who came out to support children at PIC whose families struggle with the cost of tuition. 


Self-guided tours through PIC’s outdoor play spaces that have been vital to keeping children safe, with friends, and connected to nature this past year. Masks and social distancing were required.

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Why we need your support

The proceeds from ArtStart will support PIC's Tuition Assistance Fund. You will help children from all socio-economic backgrounds gain a high quality start at PIC.

Contact Development Manager Karen Stachelek at to learn more and get involved.