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Wha...? Free art classes for every kid in Denver?

"Yes," according their Facebook page, "if we can get enough donations in the next couple of hours."

School budgets fall. Art classes ebb. How do we react? 

Denver's art teachers, it seems, react by taking a pledge: "We will secure art education for every single one of Denver's more than 201,000 kids by the end of 2010." (source)

No charge. No requirement. No more artlessness. Just "free art classes for every child in Denver," says twitter.com/denverart a few minutes ago.

Denver Public Art University, as the umbrella institution is called, is powered by public financial donations and corporate partnerships. Google, for one, has donated over $50,000 worth of software to the project.

Residents across Denver and the blogosphere have been raising awareness about the cause in order to raise enough money to secure the creation of the school.

The university, which will be open and free to the world, will be hosted at http://dpau.org.

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