San Rafael, Calif. – April 27, 2021 – The DrawBridge Board of Directors is thrilled to announce that Tracy Bays-Boothe, an accomplished arts educator and non-profit leader for more than 20 years, has joined the organization as its executive director.
A native Texan, Tracy held leadership positions at the Dallas Museum of Art and Crow Museum of Asian Art before leading the Greater Denton Arts Council as executive director. For the past four years, she’s served as associate director at the Museum of Craft and Design in San Francisco. Bays-Boothe earned her M.A. in Art Education as an Edward and Betty Marcus Foundation Fellow at the University of North Texas, and holds a B.F.A. in Art History. She currently lives in Berkeley, California with her spouse and young son.
“This past year has brought into sharp focus the disparities of access to education and the arts,” said Bays-Boothe. “It has also been a period of renewed commitment to creativity and resilience in the face of such challenges. I am honored to join DrawBridge at this important moment and continue the transformative work of providing art experiences to children who are underserved or experiencing homelessness.”
Please join us in welcoming Tracy to DrawBridge!
Since 1989, DrawBridge has inspired creativity, joy and self-confidence in tens of thousands of children who are underserved or experiencing homelessness. Through weekly expressive arts programs offered free of charge in homeless shelters, emergency housing facilities and community centers throughout the San Francisco Bay Area, children ages four and up are given the opportunity to connect with their community and explore the playful creativity that is so important to healthy development.