Valley of the Arts (VOTA) Family Picnic

Sunday, May 1, 2022 | 12:00pm – 3:00pm | Strawberry Elementary

Bennett Valley Education Foundation’s annual fundraiser, Valley of the Arts (VOTA) will be a family affair for 2022! This beloved event is usually a gala dinner and auction but this year we’re bringing our school community together for an outdoor family picnic and celebration of the arts.

  • Catered BBQ lunch
  • Creativity stations for the kids
  • Live music from School of Rock, Groove Roosterz, and Jason Farnham + Ian Riggle
  • Instrument Petting Zoo
  • Inflatable slide
  • Raffles and fun games
  • Online auction (May 1-5)
  • And more!

BVEF has partnered with EventBrite for ticketing for this year’s event. Get your tickets now!

Online auction runs May 1-5!

The online auction portion of VOTA will run May 1-5, 2022. This is your chance to bid on awesome items like overnight stays, restaurant gift cards, rounds of golf, local beer and wine, summer camps, fun experiences for the family, artwork made by your student’s class, and so much more!

Have something to donate? BVEF is looking for donated items/services to include in the online auction portion of the event. Do you or your company have a product or service you can donate? Own a business and want to help? Work for a business that has a valuable item that would inspire a bidding war? Let us know!

What is VOTA raising money for?

All proceeds from VOTA go to support ART, DANCE, and MUSIC programs in our schools. BVEF is an all-volunteer, non-profit organization 501C(3) responsible for raising over $85,000 each year to provide students with hands-on instruction in art, music, and dance. California does not provide funding for arts education in elementary schools, and ALL of the arts programs our students receive are funded by BVEF and supporters like you!

Thanks to our VOTA sponsors

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BVEF is a private 501c3 nonprofit organization. Tax ID: 68-0286878