Meet our partners and contributors who are devoting their time and joining our mission.
Our Vision: We believe that the arts and creativity are transformational. Inner-City Arts envisions a society that honors the human capacity for creativity, and values its cultivation in the education of young people.
Our Mission: Our mission is to engage young people in the creative process in order to shape a society of creative, confident and collaborative individuals.
We've partnered with Internationally renowned beauty therapist and certified aromatherapist, Amina Adem, to give back to the community and increase awareness for the Covenant House California, which helps young individuals have access to shelter, food, clothing, education and more.
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ACTOR, DIRECTOR, WRITER, COACH
Barry Papick is an accomplished Actor, Acting Coach and Teacher. As an Actor, Mr. Papick has been in over 20 Feature Films, 20 stage plays and many episodic television shows.
"Once Cristina told me about this project I was instantly interested. I grew up in an under privileged area and have been looking for a place to reach out and help for a while. I think Acting and Education saved my life and if we can redirect some passions I would feel successful." - Barry
Barry is sharing his wealth of knowledge and talent with aspiring actors through virtual and in-person coaching. Mention Painting with the Stars when contacting Barry to start!
Mika Krstic is the definition of a cross-over musician and composer at the highest level. He's been working with Telepictures & Warner Bros. for over a decade now and has had placements on shows such as Ellen, The Bachelorette, American Idol, TMZ, and many more. In addition to this, Mika has worked with a variety of pop music talents such as Loren Gray, Jake Paul, AJ McLean (Backstreet Boys), and many more. He plays 8 instruments and is known for being able to record an entire orchestra live.
INTERNATIONAL STANDUP COMEDIAN, ACTOR, PHOTOGRAPHER
Ian has toured all around the world performing standup comedy, he has also acted in TV and film.
"When I was asked to join Painting with the Stars I was very excited, with my background in charity work it was a perfect fit and opportunity for me."
CELEBRITY VOCAL COACH
Lis Lewis' career as a celebrity vocal coach spans over 40 years. She has worked with some of the hottest names in Hollywood like Gwen Stefani, Demi Lovato, Rihanna, Britney Spears and more! She’s worked on The Grammy’s, The American Music Awards, Saturday Night Live and The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon among others as well as reality TV singing shows. She wants to bring music training to junior high and high school students remembering how much her own training gave her joy and confidence. Her music teachers shaped and encouraged her and she wants to bring that enthusiasm and purpose to others through Painting with the Stars.