Tag archives: Profant Foundation

Fiesta Finale Gala
By Montecito Journal   |   August 8, 2023

The Profant Foundation’s Fiesta Finale Gala will be held on Sunday, August 6 starting at 5:30 pm at the historic open-air El Paseo Restaurant; included is a delicious gourmet dinner, a dazzling professional performance, a live auction led by Erin Graffy, a costume contest, and dancing under the stars. It was those same stars and […]

Profant Foundation Fashion Show at SB Woman’s Club Luncheon
By Joanne A Calitri   |   May 2, 2023

The SB Woman’s Club at Rockwood hosted a Fiesta fashion show-luncheon on April 19th. The Profant Foundation for the Arts donated their Vintage Fiesta Costume Collection and the models were members of the SB Woman’s Club.  During the luncheon and reception, a slide show depicting the history of the Profant family and their involvement in […]

‘Artwork that Comes to Life’: A Look at the Profant Foundation’s Fiesta Finale Gala
By Nick Masuda   |   August 5, 2021

After 61 years, Gil Rosas will return to the El Paseo Restaurant    on August 8 to recreate a photo made in 1960, helping the Profant Foundation host the Fiesta Finale Gala that has created hundreds of scholarships for artists of all ages over the past 21 years. The gala, organized by Musette Profant, includes […]

Howard’s Writing Award
By James Buckley   |   July 25, 2019

The Profant Foundation announced that writer Howard Jay Smith would be a recipient of what has been dubbed the “James Buckley Excellence in Writing Award”: it comes with a $2,000 cash grant. Mr. Smith has recently published a piece in the Beethoven Journal about the Beethoven and Mozart collections at the Lobkowicz Palace Museum in […]

Fiesta Finale 2018
By Lynda Millner   |   August 23, 2018

One last “Viva” and one last cascaron happened on August 12 at the end of Fiesta. It’s the Fiesta Finale given by the Profant Foundation at the El Paseo Restaurant – the perfect venue. This was the center of the celebration at one time. Rita Hayworth danced here in her father’s troupe. This is where […]

Fiesta Finale 2018
By Lynda Millner   |   July 26, 2018

Join the Profant Foundation for the Arts as they celebrate Santa Barbara traditions Sunday, August 5, 5:30 to 9 pm at the El Paseo Restaurant. There’ll be fabulous cuisine, vibrant costumes, lively music, and dancing all while raising funds for scholarships. The cover is from a poster from the 1947 movie Fiesta, which starred Ricardo […]

Kindness and Generosity Prevail
By Montecito Journal   |   July 5, 2018

I wanted to write a quick note thanking some people for acts of kindness and generosity in the aftermath of the debris flow. In the first instance, I parked my backhoe 100 feet from Montecito Creek at the end of Pepper Lane tucked in next to the neighbor’s hedge line. In the morning [the one […]