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Casey Abrams Helps Bring Idyllwild Arts to the World

The American Idol finalist is among the performers during a 24-hour virtual fundraising event to raise funds for the school.

Staff Report Arts & Entertainment, Current Digital

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Idyllwild Arts Academy students, alumni, faculty, and friends will participate in a 24-hour virtual fundraising event.

Idyllwild Arts Academy will conduct a 24-hour virtual fundraising event, One World. One Idyllwild., which promises to be a spectacular showcase of Idyllwild arts students, alumni, faculty, and friends. Taking place on June 6 from noon (PDT) to noon on June 7, the special event, which is free and open to the public, will feature an array of pre-recorded performances that the public can tune in to any time from all over the globe.

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In one of the school’s most ambitious efforts since their founding, Idyllwild Arts will bring together students, alumni, families, and friends on six continents, in 35 countries and 198 cities. The event will present aspiring student artists of Idyllwild Arts along with professional artists. All of the school’s creative disciplines will be represented in the showcase, which will include fashion that presents original styles by students, musical and dance performances, student films, visual arts presentations, and spoken word and musical theatre presentations.

Many notable alumni will be participating such as famed American graphic artist and social activist Shepard Fairey, former American Idol finalist Casey Abrams, Ember founder and inventor Clay Alexander, and Celeste Headlee, the award-winning journalist, author, and speaker. In pre-recorded videos, they each speak to the importance and role of artists today as well as the impact of their time at the school.