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Art Animates Life is a federally tax-exempt 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation founded
by artists and others looking for ways to generate revenue for needy So Cal charities.

AAL's theatrical offshoot, North County Players, produces quality live theater events with ticket prices accessible to nearly everyone. One-hundred percent of ticket sales goes to San Diego nonprofits. Art Animates Life members do not accept monetary compensation for their time and talent.

AAL's filmmaking offshoot, Art Animates Life Films, is a multiple award-winning independent studio. Works created by current and past members include Hooked (San Diego Children's Film Festival), Boy on the Moon (iVIE first place, Fallbrook Film Festival featured selection), Sins of the Father (iVIE first place, VCTV Film of the Year), Mystery High (iVIE, VCTV Storyteller of the Year, Fallbrook Film Festival featured selection), and the stage-to-movie production Auditioning Truths and Lies. It's newest production, Sky Takes a Bite Out of Crime, has just been named
a featured selection in the 2017 San Diego International Kids' Film Festival, taking place Aug. 25-27.

Over its ten-year history, thousands of So Cal residents have attended Art Animates Life events and productions. Tens-of-thousands of dollars have been raised for San Diego area disaster relief, arts nonprofits, a municipal gallery, veterans' relief funds, a community outreach center, an historical society, and several struggling community theaters.

If you like what we're doing, please consider making a tax-deductible
donation by clicking the DONATE button at the top of this page.

More info about North County Players HERE
Learn more about Art Animates Life's Young Filmmaker Series HERE
Send us an email HERE

Comments from past partners:

"We have loved working with [Art Animates Life] at every step of production and
seeing the community respond so enthusiastically by selling out performances
far beyond anticipated capacity. We could have added several more!"
-TANIS BROWN, BOARD PRESIDENT, SAN MARCOS HISTORICAL SOCIETY

"A fantastically talented group of professionals who really care about the community!
We love Art Animates Life!"
-ELENA LAI ETCHEVERRY, FOUNDER/EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, CHARITY WINGS

"Real pros. They work hard to make their productions something special."
-KRIS MCCARRICK, FORMER PRESIDENT VCCT

"They came in and setup up a complete theater sets, props, lights, sound system...
EVERYTHING. But the amazing thing is that they broke it all down and
removed it in about an hour. We couldn't believe it."
-LYLE McCONNEHY, MUNICIPAL PROJECT MANAGER

"Everyone loves working in Art Animates Life shows. They manage to strike
the balance between being fun and completely professional."
-GWYN EVERT, PRODUCER, PATIO PLAYHOUSE

"Their productions are always excellent. Audiences love them!"
-BILL KVITLI, 2009 SAN DIEGO COUNTY TEACHER OF THE YEAR

"A fun, reliable, and utterly competent group of individuals."
-SHERRIE COLBOURNE, PAST PRESIDENT, POWPAC

"Thanks so much for all your hard work to put on All the Time in the World at the
Municipal Gallery. Please thank your cast and crew. You are most creative!"
-JAN BOURGEOIS, PAST BOARD MEMBER, ESCONDIDO ARTS PARTNERSHIP

"We are very pleased and honored to have been able to work with such a dedicated,
compassionate group of professionals. We had to pinch ourselves that we weren't dreaming!"
-KAREN WILLIAMS, PROGRAM ADMINISTRATOR, PARK AVE. CENTER

"An utterly reliable group to work with. If they say they're going to do something, count on it!"
-MARK WEIBLEMAN

"Our foundation has been honored to have provided grants to help
produce this excellent organization's productions."
-KELLY CREWS, FOUNDER, H.O.M.E. FOUNDATION

A few past events:


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