For over 40 years the City of Walnut Creek's Civic Arts Education program has been the regional center of arts learning - promoting new visions, supporting exploration, stimulating creative thought and encouraging personal self-expression. It brings high quality visual and performing arts instruction and educational experiences to participants of all ages. Last year over 16,000 adults, youth and children enjoyed beginning through professional level classes and programs. These are offered at the Civic Park and Shadelands campuses as well as at Tice Gym, and various schools. The ArtReach program serves children, teachers and school districts through partnerships supported in part by the U.S. Department of Education and the California Department of Education. CAE Community Partnerships promote an arts learning community that adds to quality of life, introspection and personal growth through the arts while supporting over 170 professional teaching artists.