The California Center for the Arts, Escondido this week announced the “Year of Friend-raising” (as well as fund raising), in celebration of the 25th anniversary season.
Since opening the doors in October of 1994, the Center has aimed to be a hub for arts appreciation and a catalyst for arts education in Escondido and beyond.
According to a spokesman for the Center, “Somehow there are still community members who have never sat in our theater, walked through our museum and are surprised to hear that we serve schools throughout North County with arts programming.”
You’ll notice The Center’s tagline for the year is inspired by the glow of birthday candles –sparking creativity—and the people you want celebrating with you—igniting connection. This year the Center will add a little sparkle throughout the 25th anniversary season while striving to boost connection by increasing people engaged with the Center’s campus and programs by 25% —an initiative it is calling 25 for 25.
Thanks to a surprise birthday gift, now through October donations will be matched dollar-for-dollar once they meet their goal of $50,000! This $100,000 challenge is the gift of an anonymous donor dedicated to supporting arts appreciation and education at the Center and helping CCAE meet the 25 for 25 goal.