Sponsor Pastels in the Park

Sending Kids to Camp

Gateway Education is a local 501c (3) nonprofit organization focused on creating self-awareness and healthy relationships through educational, recreational, and artistic activities in nature. We are looking for prospective sponsors to send kids to camp this summer. For a minimum of $150, you can not only help send a local child to summer day camp but also provide a 4’ by 5’ canvas for a local artist on July 4th. During the July 4th celebration, more than 10,000 people from and visiting the area will wander up and down beachfront park looking at the amazing pastel pieces that change each year. With contribution, a fabric banner advertising your family, business, group, or union name will be placed between the art pieces in the middle of Beachfront park.

Important information regarding Pastels in the Park:
  • Art pieces are kept separate from promotions.

  • All patron support goes towards camp scholarships and summer camp program activities.

  • Artists are 16 years of age or older with a demonstrated body of work.

  • When dealing with issues regarding controversial pieces our position is to support freedom of speech (It is Fourth of July after all).

  • Payment and names must be received by June 30th.

If you are interested in sponsoring:

We can drop off/pick up, mail, or email you a sponsorship packet as well as drop off a poster for the event!

Please contact:

Adrianna Harris


2019 Pastels in the Park Coordinator

(707) 954-7771


Gateway Education

900 Northcrest Drive #105, Crescent City, CA 95531

Tax ID #27-3728067

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  • Pastels are not a chalk or crayola, they are pure color pigment and why the pieces are so bright.

  • It costs $400 a year to provide enough pastels for up to thirty artists.

  • Over a 100 patrons have participated in Pastels in the Park.

  • Over 400 campers have benefited from scholarships generated by Pastels in the Park.

  • Gateway Education's summer camp programs depend 100% on Pastels Funding & camperships.

  • 6 - 8 volunteers are required to make Pastels happen each year.

  • One Pastel painting is matched by one patron's $150 donation, and one artist's commitment.

  • Pastels never has been and never will be a competition.

  • Pastels has been in the newspaper six times in eleven years.

  • It is the only event at the 4th of July that is completely different in appearance each year.

  • It is the only event of its kind in Del Norte County.

  • Some of the artists plan a year in advance for this event.

  • It is the only all day, work-in-progress event in Crescent City's 4th of July repertoire, with visitors returning frequently during the course of the day to view the works.



  • Some visitors come or return to Crescent City's 4th of July specifically for Pastels

Gateway Education - 900 Northcrest Drive #105, Crescent City, CA 95531