The Alliance for the Arts helps develop the Civic Arts Plaza as the principal center for the cultural and performing arts. They are leaders in the community and give back to the arts in a variety of ways. From their community performance grants distributed each fall to local performers to the Kids and the Arts school outreach program, the Alliance for the Arts puts the people of this community first. They support essential theatre services through the Alliance Membership program, and are always looking for new ways to support the arts in the Conejo Valley.
What the Alliance does that is unknown to most, is provide special behind-the-scene experiences, turning a great night at the theatre into something extraordinary.
I met Steven Kresco at the St. Pashal Baylon Men's Club Golf Tournament. I received a message from him asking if I could help. His son, Brett, has Williams Syndrome, a genetic condition that is present at birth and can affect anyone. It is characterized by medical problems, including cardiovascular disease, developmental delays, and learning disabilities. These often occur side by side with striking verbal abilities, highly social personalities and an affinity for music.
Brett had received an Travis Tritt branded Apple MacBook that had been preloaded with music by Travis Tritt, and Mr. Tritt became Brett's favorite. When Steven saw that he was performing at the TO Civic Arts Plaza, he asked if I knew if it would be possible for Brett to meet Mr. Tritt. I reached out to the Alliance, and they made it happen. Brett had the experience of his life.
Please visit the Alliance for the Arts website to learn more about what they do for our community, and how you can be a part of the action. The performing arts are a valuable resource that enrich the lives of our community. Especially the lives of our children.
www.allianceforthearts.org • www.williams-syndrome.org