Saturday, April 29, 2017 • 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Kester Avenue/Kester Magnet Elementary School
5353 Kester Avenue, Sherman Oaks, CA 91411

Kesterfest is an annual event that takes place on campus and is the biggest fundraiser of the year for the school.  It is assembled with the help of loyal and tireless parents looking for the best interest of the school and it's students. 

With the funds from past festivals we have been able to increase the amount of Physical Education, Art, and Music from previous years to our 1,000+ students and we hope to not only continue, but enhance our program!

Want to be a part of Kester's World Music and Art Festival?

There are many possibilities to fit every business and every budget. From program ads and silent auction donations to vendor booths and fence banners, 

  • Sponsor the Festival

  • Donate an item for the Silent Auction

  • Purchase a vendor booth

we look forward to working with you to bring your business into the Kester community! If you have questions or would like to sign up, please contact your Kester representative or our festival committee. Thank you again for your support of Kester Avenue Elementary!

Email the Kesterfest 2017 Committee:


Festival Contract

Advertising and Sponsorship Sheet

Ad Rate Sheet

Sponsorship & Silent Auction Opportunities Letter

Silent Auction Donation Form

Sponsor Contract Form


The engine that runs this machine…

2017 Volunteers

Festival Organizing Committee: Juddy Dunagan, Jesse Smith, Nikki Fong, Evelyn Lemus, Tom Tsao

Bake Sale Committee: Nikki Fong and Lidia Lopez

E-Waste Committee:  Amanda Plummer, Elisabeth Rhee

Games Committee: Niki Sims, Souraya Smith, Jaime Vargas, Nikki Fong, Christina Karapetian

Production Committee: Juddy & Beau Dunagan, Nikki Fong, Evelyn Lemus, Isabel Meza, Jesse Smith, Tom Tsao, Jennifer Howe, Matt Plummer, Kim McGroarty, Jeff Porter, Greg Stewart, Joseph Pollack

Publicity Committee: Michael Anilao, Shaun Sims, Stephanie Stearns, Sarah Serrano

Silent Auction Co-Chairs: Michelle Schnider, Juddy Dunagan

Silent Auction Committee: Evelyn Lemus, Heather Espinoza, Cissy Varkey-Altamirano, Latasha Flowers, Angela Richardson, Dyanne Solorzano, Vicky Parks-Murphy, Katherine Swords, Michele Urbach, Keri Bruno, Haruka Hirano, Lianne Foo, Matthew & Alisa Washton, Shelly Armstrong, Helene Grilliot, Kate Polishchuk, Byanka & Brian Hardin, Donna Crocker, Jennifer Lauer, Kyra Wasmundt, Natalie Vandergast, Tina Zambrano Cruz

Sponsorship Coordinators: Juddy Dunagan, Nikki Fong, Amanda Plummer, Jodi Milstein

Student Art Show Committee: Kerry Clark, Kerin Asher Galloway, Maureen Banks, 

Talent Committee: Joseph Pollack

Ticket Sales: Jennifer DiLorenzo, Nancy Jacobs, Maria Solorzano, Isabel Meza

Festival Treasurer: Isabel Meza

Volunteer Committee: Evelyn Lemus, Violet Coogan, Blair Carroll

We want to thank Daniel Roemer and all of Kester’s room parents. A big shout out to Jesse Smith and the KesterPops for your invaluable support!

A Special Thank You to Stefani Ramirez, Jennifer Brown, Jeff Porter, Joseph Pollack and Omnis Events, Randy Braverman and Safe-T-Proof’s Quake Cottage, Tip Top Printing, SDG Concepts, Kim Steury and her “Honk! The Musical” Cast, Susan Luker & Kate Ivanjack and the Kester Glee Club, Burbank Music Academy, and D-Ranged.

Original Festival Logo designed by Adam Gordon

2017 Festival Logo designed by Michael Anilao and Shaun Sims

Festival Poster and Banners designed by Michael Anilao and Shaun Sims

Festival Program designed by Dale Voelker

Website designed by Michael Anilao and Shaun Sims –



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Donations are greatly appreciated

The event runs on the power of the Parents at the school and expenses are paid for by our amazing sponsors.  
We appreciate any additional help to make Kesterfest an amazing experience!