Quality Performances Off The Beaten Track
piano at the age of five, to learning the acoustic
bass and hearing Thelonius Monk as a teenager
in New York, that love eventually grew to
encompass all the performing arts. And there
lay the origin of ArtBeat.
ArtBeat is a not-for-profit arts presenting
organization that was formed by David Shaw in
Ashland, Oregon in 1987. In addition to seven
tours of 'Ain’t Misbehavin',’ ArtBeat also
toured 'A Closer Walk with Patsy Cline' and
'Shirley Valentine,' starring Helen Reddy.
Presenting world music, dance and jazz in
40 West Coast communities, ArtBeat is
committed to bringing the very best in cultural
entertainment to communities that appreciate
the arts but may be off the beaten track and
ArtBeat renovated and presented in Oregon’s
Old Ashland Armory, and raised funds for the
Historic Everett Theater restoration. Preserving
a community's interest in the arts and it's
theatrical facilities is crucial to sustaining a
community's culture and vitality.
Contact ArtBeat for bookings of these and
other events; for strategic planning assistance
and performing arts- related grant proposal
ArtBeat acknowledges its Board of Directors:
Karen Harper, Beckye Randall, Beverly Hawkins,
and David Shaw, President.