Hello Friends and Artists!

It’s been a little too long since we last checked in with you!

It’s been all about planning and launching the 2020 Virtual Plein Air Fest and some other critical duties here at CSP! 

Artists: If you are not usually a Plein Air painter just jump in for the first time - get outside and sketch, and if you are an abstract artist,  work outside for the week and let the sun, dirt, and sky influence you! Join us. All the details are on the Festival page.

Art lovers:  Please register for our artist meet and greet and wet paint sale.


If you are shy and hate ZOOM - skip the meet and greet and come back here to our website on Nov 1st where we will have the festival art for sale!

The show runs the entire month of November.

Lastly, we want to thank the AZ Community Foundation - Cochise for a grant we have received, we are sincerely grateful for their support.


Thank you so much everyone! Stay positive, stay creative!

Laurie McKenna

Director, Central School Project

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Thank you​ to WESTAF and the National Endowment for the Arts!

Central School Project has received much needed funding for general operations!

WESTAF CARES Relief Fund for Organizations is a competitive grant program supported by the National Endowment for the Arts through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act passed by Congress and signed into law in March 2020. The WESTAF CARES Relief Fund has provided general operating support to 45 eligible arts and culture organizations impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Applications were assessed on the following criteria: inclusivity, demonstrated need, artistic and cultural merit, and public and community benefit.  Awards of up to $20,000 were made to organizations across the WESTAF 13-state region with at least one grant awarded per state.


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Central School Project

43 Howell Ave

PO Drawer H

Bisbee, AZ 85603