Students will perform a live dance number Tuesday evening with moves meant to inspire donations to support art programs at the Desert Sands Unified School District.

The fourth annual Children’s Art and Music Festival, which is streaming online due to the coronavirus pandemic, raises money to support the arts, including dance, choir, band, theater, and film programs, for district students at the elementary, middle and high school levels.

CAMFest — rebranded as CAMFest Goes On! 2020 — kicked off Sunday. Instead of the usual day of live stage performances at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden, organizers collected videos and photographs from district teachers and edited those to be streamed online over the course of a week.

New videos — generally about 10 minutes long — are being added daily at 6 p.m. to the event’s website and social media platforms through Saturday, when a mash-up video billed as a grand finale presentation will be featured.

Organizers typically generate thousands of dollars each year from donations and ticket sales, and this time, organizers said they are banking on the generosity of the community more than ever.

The virtual event is free to watch, but organizers said donations are still needed.

Additional information about CAMFest and how to donate can be found at

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