Santa Barbara Paint Depot Donates to the Community
A huge believer in donating to the Santa Barbara Community, the Prado brothers have often given paint, supplies, or monetary support to local businesses.
“We are a local business,” says Fernando Prado, “and one of our core values is to give back to other members of the community.”
“We understand how important it is to help other businesses thrive,” adds Art Prado, “and an opportunity to give students the chance to express themselves in an art form is right up our alley!”
When local theater, Stage Left, asked Santa Barbara Paint Depot to sponsor their summer production of The Little Mermaid, the father (Art) and uncle (Fernando) to three girls couldn’t resist.
Enter Stage Left Performing Arts Training Program
Each summer, Stage Left teaches classes to students who are interested in the arts.
The premise behind State Left is to “offer a training program that combines technique classes and the opportunity for all students to shine! The focus of this workshop is about learning to audition, dance, sing and create a musical. Finally, with Stage Left Productions, we’ll be spending time with friends, getting to know new people, and having a lot of fun!”
Led by performing artists, Shana Lynch Arthurs, M.Ed and Steven Lovelace, each of whom have a lengthy and impressive history in the arts, Stage Left caters to students who want to spend their summer in camp learning to act, sing, and dance. The camp culminates in a musical that showcases their talents for the Santa Barbara community.
The Little Mermaid, the classic tale of a mermaid wishing for legs so she can live on land, was the choice for Stage Left‘s summer artist training program.
Normally we’d want the students to “break a leg,” but in Ariel’s case, we just can’t wish this upon a young girl who is already wobbly on her feet.