Local nonprofit ArtSplash recently awarded $9,800 in grants for the upcoming 2015-2016 school year to 15 diverse arts and music programs which serve thousands of students in elementary, middle, and high schools within five North County school districts. These grants, ranging from $500 to $1,000, will support programs in Carlsbad Unified School District, Oceanside Unified School District, San Dieguito Union High School District, San Marcos Unified School District, and Vista Unified School District. ArtSplash’s upcoming 13th Annual Chalk Art and Entertainment Festival, which occurs on Sept. 26 to 27 in Carlsbad, will help the organization to fund upcoming grants. With new features including internationally renowned 3D chalk artist Tracy Lee Stum, local legend Fern Street Circus, and interactive Community Parades, ArtSplash 2015 will live up to its theme as “A September to Remember.” For more information visit www.carlsbadartsplash.org.