Operation Art Adventures

Operation Art Adventures™ was established in 1982 to provide cultural enrichment to Salem-Keizer school children. Because schools were financially unable to provide professional entertainment as a learning experience, the need was apparent. Assistance League of Salem stepped in to fill this need with a stated goal of introducing children to the performing arts in an educational and entertaining way.
  • Over 7,000 students experience live performances in Salem-Keizer Title I elementary schools;
  • ·800 students attend Elsinore Theatre performances;
  •   2500 middle and high school students receive donations of art supplies and materials.
2013-2014 Program: "Cellobop:" The music of Gideon Freudmann

Past performances visiting Title I schools:

            "BimBamBoo--Frogz"  Imago Theatre 
            Got Character?” by Eric Herman        
            “Alter & Reece—a Couple of Real Clowns”
Former teachers of Ringling Brothers &                 Barnum and Bailey Clowns College mix history, talent and humor to give students a                 greater appreciation of the art of clowning.

Oregon Ballet Theater—From Renaissance to Rap” Dancers portray the rigors     of their training and the versatility of their art.
“Music Americana”  A multi-cultural music program
“Northwest Jazz Allstars” Introduced the unique music of Africa, South and             Central America and the Caribbean.
Portland Taiko A Japanese drumming group promotes cultural diversity             through performances and education. They provide a great message about         the importance of “respect, spirit, and perseverance”.
Tears of Joy Theatre”  This outstanding puppet company explored the Indian         jungle with Mowgli as he tries to discover the pact to which he                             belongs.