MissionSol Treasures awakens and nurtures appreciation and passion for the arts in people of all ages in South Monterey County and provides a home for creative and inspiring opportunities to unify the community through art and culture.
The Big IdeaOur BIG IDEA is to sustain and expand Sol Treasures performance groups, providing opportunities to express art and share talent in the community. Sol Treasures offers performing opportunities through the Children’s Musical Theater Program, Sol-Choir, SOL-O, and group and individual music instruction. These programs nurture, cultivate, and support local talent; offer a vehicle for creative expression; and provide art education. With no other youth theater program in South County, it is the only chance many children in our community have to participate in live theater. The Children's Musical Theater Program offers two productions each year with local children starring as cast members. Each production draws 2,000 of the area's school children and over 500 community members. The fall 2018 production is Beauty and the Beast, a musical extravaganza for the entire family! Sol-Choir is a glee-style performing group of children, ages 7 through 14. SOL-O is a year-round, after-school classical music education program for students in King City and surrounding areas, ages 7 to 14. Students learn music theory and string instrument usage in small group and orchestra settings.
Ten years ago, the vision for Sol Treasures was a home for local artists. That home has grown into an arts and cultural enrichment center for people of all ages and for all community members in Southern Monterey County. All of us together are doing this amazing work for arts and culture in our communities, awakening and nurturing the passion and appreciation for the arts.
- Sonia Chapa