Nathalie Gensac / Youth Interactive

Towned welcomes very dynamic guest Nathalie Gensac who runs Youth Interactive to the studios beneath the Balboa Building. The Youth Interactive program has an emphasis on social change through the arts and entrepreneurship. "I believe - it’s great to teach art, but a stronger social change happens when you empower youth by teaching them how they can earn income through their passion of the arts. So that instead of doing a dead end job and art on the side, they are given the tool sets to earn a living doing what they love forever - then work is no longer work and life is a positive joy - I think that really encapsulates Youth Interactive." - Nathalie Gensac

YOUTH INTERACTIVE 2ND ANNUAL BENEFIT CONCERT

October 11 – Youth Interactive 2nd Annual Benefit Concert

Support Youth Interactive at the 2nd Annual Benefit Concert featuring Michael McDonald and Ambrosia. Five-time Grammy Award-winner and Santa Barbara resident McDonald began his career singing back-up vocals with Steely Dan and was a member of The Doobie Brothers. His first solo album, If That’s What It Takes, released in 1982, featured the hit “I Gotta Try.” In 2008, McDonald released his SoulSpeak album and began touring with Donald Fagen and Boz Scaggs, known as The Dukes of September Rhythm Revue.

Postcards of Santa Barbara Public Art Project

On September 5th, 4:00pm at the Indigo Hotel (121 State Street) Mayor Helene Schneider on behalf of the City of Santa Barbara and in collaboration with Youth Interactive (YI), will unveil sixteen 8' x 6' murals from the Postcards of Santa Barbara Public Art Mural Project. Youth Interactive is a 501(c)(3) is a creative entrepreneurship academy supporting Youth and the Arts in Santa Barbara County. 

Helene Schneider and Youth Interactive will Unveil Postcards of SB Mural

On Sept. 5, 4 p.m. at the Indigo Hotel (121 State Street), Mayor Helene Schneider on behalf of the City of Santa Barbara and in collaboration with Youth Interactive, will unveil 16 8' x 6' murals from the Postcards of Santa Barbara Public Art Mural Project.

YOUTH INTERACTIVE POSTCARDS OF SANTA BARBARA PUBLIC ART MURAL CELEBRATION

On Sept. 5 at the Indigo Hotel, Mayor Helene Schneider will unveil 16 murals from the Youth Interactive Postcards of Santa Barbara Public Art Mural Project.

The Postcards of Santa Barbara Public Art Mural Project is a one-of-a-kind collaboration between the Santa Barbara Art community and the city of Santa Barbara. Carefully selected artists are creating 16 murals that represent the best days of our lives in Santa Barbara. These murals, created in the Community Arts Workshop (CAW), located at 631 Garden St., will serve to beautify the lower block of State Street. For one year, the murals will cover the construction project that is taking place across the street from the Indigo Hotel.