Through the generosity of individuals, corporations, local businesses and foundations, we support a range of high-quality, community-based child care and family-centered programs.


Each October we celebrate creativity and community with ArtStart, which brings together parents, staff, alumni, and friends to enjoy a wonderful exhibition of children's art, food and cocktails, silent auction bidding, and fun to help raise funds for tuition assistance, programs, and major initiatives.

THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT! Tickets WILL NOT be sold at the door!

Thursday, October 19 | Vote YES for Kids! | ArtStart 2017

5:30 - 8:00 pm | Collegiate Chapel of St. Andrew

buffet dinner, drinks, silent auction

Support ArtStart 2017 and show your belief that all children deserve the opportunity to have high quality early learning experiences.


Enjoy an evening featuring...

  • a world-class exhibition of children’s art
  • a delicious buffet dinner from Beijing
  • appetizers from STARR Restaurants
  • beer from Yards Brewery
  • competitive silent auction bidding
ArtStart supports tuition assistance at PIC. Your participation will make high quality child care affordable for more families and will voice your belief in the value of a child’s early childhood experience!
Established by parents in 1986, today, PIC's tuition assistance program:
  • awards grants to families whose income is less than 300% of the federal poverty level. 
  • offsets the cost of tuition for children of PIC teachers and staff 
  • closes the funding gap that exists between government subsidy and the true cost of care for early learning and school-age children. 

Can't Make the Party? Make a Contribution!

We are sorry you can't join us, but appreciate your support. 
Make an online donation to ArtStart 2017 today! 
Select "ArtStart - Vote YES for Kids!" from the designation dropdown menu.

Who Makes ArtStart? You Make ArtStart!

All of the items offered at the auction are donated by PIC families, alumni, staff, or community supporters. In addition to auction items, ArtStart is supported by ads in its program book and sponsorships. 

Join these Generous Leaders:


FS Investments


Ballard Spahr, LLP


Jeff "City" Block

STARR Restaurants

Need more information about ArtStart 2017?

Email Development Manager Karen Stachelek at to learn more about ArtStart and ways you can get involved.