For Immediate Release: California Center for the Arts, Escondido Presents “2nd Annual Art Illustrated Exhibition”

Escondido, California — :

Enter into the behind-the-scenes world of Walt Disney with the very special museum exhibition, The Art of Fantasia and Other Disney Classics: The David Yaruss Collection, debuting in the San Diego market at California Center for the Arts, Escondido (the Center) on July 26, 2014 and running until September 7, 2014.
Enjoy this unprecedented collection of over 250 original Disney animation cels, concept sketches, painted backgrounds and storyboard drawings featuring beloved Disney characters including Pinocchio, Snow White, Peter Pan and Mickey Mouse.
During exhibitions, the Museum is open Thursdays – Saturdays (10 am – 4 pm), and Sundays (1 pm – 4 pm). Tickets are $8;members and children under 12 get in free. Senior (60+), military and student discounts are available.

For more information, please call (760) 839-4138 or visit:
Masterpieces from the Golden Age of Animation are shared by local San Diego collector, David Yaruss, whose passion for collecting was first ignited in 1975 at one of the first Comic-Cons, held in the basement of the El Cortez hotel. Yaruss credits that experience with changing his life forever and kick-starting his collection of original Disney animation art, comics, historical items and books.
“It’s been my purpose for a long time to not only hold this collection privately, but to share it with the masses,” says David Yaruss. “The artwork is amazingly beautiful, I’ve always appreciated the creativity that’s gone into these classic features. It’s truly an inspiration for excellence.”
The Museum at the California Center for the Arts, Escondido is an inviting 9,000-square-foot exhibition space boasting three galleries, a sculpture court, secure collections storage, and a museum store. Disney enthusiasts mark your calendars, and don’t miss The Art of Fantasia and Other Disney Classics: The David Yaruss Collection!

Calling all students, K – 12! In conjunction with the Center’s Disney-themed museum exhibition, they are seeking creative cartoon art submissions now through July 11, 2014. Participants in the competition will create a new character inspired by the Seven Dwarfs. For more detailed information, please download this PDF.

About the California Center for the Arts, Escondido
With a mission of bringing people together to discover, create and celebrate both the visual and performing arts, the California Center for the Arts, Escondido is the cultural center of North San Diego County.

The Center’s unique campus includes a 1,523-seat concert hall, a 404-seat theater, a contemporary art museum, art and dance studios, and a full-service conference center with meeting and banquet facilities. The Center also runs an extensive education program and produces free community events, such as the Jazz Jam Sessions, Holiday Tree Lighting, Day of the Dead, 4th of
July and WOW First Wednesdays performances.
The Center is located at 340 N. Escondido Blvd. in Escondido. The Ticket Office can be reached at (800) 988-4253. Tickets can also be purchased online. To learn more, including performance dates, times and ticket information, visit




About the California Center for the Arts, Escondido 

A 501(c)3 charitable organization, the Center’s creation was sparked by a civic vision—one that recognized the vital role that the arts play in strengthening and uniting the community. Our commitment to enriching lives and improving access to the arts, especially for low-income individuals and families, is exemplified through our extensive educational programming and robust series of free community events. The Center is guided by an enthusiastic Board of Trustees and passionate staff who are dedicated to furthering arts education and access, and to creating programs that provide cultural enrichment for residents of North County and beyond.

You can join this inspiring mission by becoming a donor.  Visit or email to start a conversation about how you or your company can make a difference right here and right now in your arts community.


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