About Us

ARTS International Festivals and Travel, LLC – The ARTS Festivals and Travel DBA was established in 2013 in the memory of Mary Nell Thornton, a lifelong educator who believed that every child has a gift and through the many experiences provided by the Arts, he or she will have the opportunity to fully develop into the person he or she should realize. Her son, Scott Hartsfield, a successful public school band director in the State of Texas, and a colleague, Obed Salas, an educator and professional musician with a long family history of performing Latin Mexican American music, joined to offer a new and exciting artistic opportunity to students through quality travel and performance experiences.