10/09/2012 01:30 pm ET

'Arts Matter:' L.A. Unified Seeks Money To Add A Stroke Of Art In Every Class

L.A. Unified School District and L.A. Fund launched "Arts Matter" Monday, a citywide public art exhibition and fundraising campaign to help integrate arts education into every course in L.A. public schools.

Arts Matter is the first project of its kind in Los Angeles and is the widest reaching public art project in the city's history. East Los Angeles' Esteban E. Torres High School, a blueprint for what can happen when arts is at the core of education, hosted Monday's launch event.