Students & Parents

 Kaleidoscope Classes

The Kaleidoscope Art Program is an all-volunteer effort made possible by the Community Assistance League and the Pend Oreille Arts Council.  We bring the joy and enrichment of art to 3rd, 4th, 5th and some 6th graders throughout Bonner County- kids who may not have art on a regular basis otherwise.

Students work in a variety of mediums, from clay to watercolor to collage (and many more), and study the Elements of Art, through a curriculum designed to complement the topics studied in their other classes.  Classes are taught once a month throughout the school year by trained community members.

If you would like to see Kaleidoscope art classes taught in your student’s class, contact your student’s teacher.  You may also contact the Kaleidoscope Coordinator by email to: [email protected] or call the POAC Office at: 208-263-6139.


The Nutcracker Auditions

Sandpoint tradition: The Nutcracker is back!
Sandpoint tradition: The Nutcracker is back!

Auditions: Thursday, September 27, 2018
Performance: Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Once again, Eugene Ballet Company will bring The Nutcracker to Sandpoint, and your child has the opportunity to dance alongside talented professional ballet dancers!

Schedule for Auditions and Performance 2018

Baby Mice (ages 5-7): 4:00-4:30
Angels* (ages 7-9):4:30-5:00
Bon Bons* (ages 9-11):5:00-6:00
Party Children* (ages 11-15):6:00-7:00
Waltz (3 years pointe): 7:30-8:30
* One year of ballet training required

  • Arrive 30 minutes early to register
  • $5 audition fee, paid at the door
  • Appropriate class attire required
  • Must be available for all rehearsals and performances
  • 2018 audition and rehearsal questions: Becky Lucas, Danceworks Studio (208) 627-8042

Missoula Children’s Theatre Auditions 

April 2019 TBA

Every year, Missoula Children’s Theatre brings their big red truck and two talented performer/teachers to Sandpoint, where they work with 50+ local children to produce a creative new take on a classic fairy-tail.  Full of music, laughter, and fun, their week long workshop culminates in a performance at the Panida Theater, complete with costumes, sets, and unforgettable songs.

Arts & Crafts Fair Kids Booth

During the Arts & Crafts Fair at City Beach, POAC offers fun activities for kids in our Kids Booth, including painting, play dough, cereal necklaces, and our always-popular face painting by local artists.  We usually collaborate on a project with another local nonprofit.  $5 admission per child gives them access to all of these activities and more (proceeds help us replenish supplies each year and contribute to our Kaleidoscope program).  Parents are welcome to accompany their children throughout the Kids Booth.