The third annual Celebration For the Arts, a weekend festival of performances by students in the Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District along with celebrity teen guests from Nickelodeon, Disney and the WB network, is scheduled to take place from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, May 6th and 7th, on the Santa Monica Pier, ocean end of Colorado Avenue, Santa Monica. Admission is free.

The event will include student performances, displays of student artwork, arts-related workshops and teen celebrity autograph signings.

Festivities are organized by For The Arts, part of the Education Foundation of Santa Monica-Malibu, that is spearheading a community-wide effort to raise a $15 million endowment to ensure that every student in a public school within the Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District, beginning in the earliest grades, receives a broad introduction to the arts, including music, visual arts, dance and drama.

Information, (310) 714-9872.