It began with a love of music. From studying the piano at the age of five, to learning the acoustic bass and hearing Thelonius Monk as a teenager at the Five Spot in New York, that love eventually grew to encompass all the performing arts.
Turnaround Artists is an arts presenting organization formed by David Shaw. Presenting world music, dance, theatre and jazz in over in Visalia , CA and nationally in the US., Turnaround Artists is committed to bringing the very best in cultural entertainment to underserved communities, many of them off-the-beaten-track.
Formally Artbeat, Inc – we have presented shows since 1987. Some of our shows include a 10 year run with In The Mood: A 1940's musical, A Night With Janis Joplin, Darlene Love, Russian Grand Ballet, Moscow Festival Ballet, Fame, Menopause the Musical, Second City, The Midtown Men, Under The Streetlamp, Mariachi Sol de Mexico, In My Life: A Tribute to the Beatles, New Shanghai Circus, Ain't Misbehavin', Forever Tango, The Martial Artists and Acrobats of Tianjin, Ladysmith Black Mambazo, Cirque Ziva-Golden Dragon Acrobats, and many more.
Board of Directors:
David Shaw, President
Richard Stewart, Treasurer
Beverly Hawkins, Secretary
Robert Purnell, Board Member
Dan Torti, Board Member
David Shaw, President/Booking
Tara Shisler, Marketing Director