Support Your Arts Community!

The Center has been the place to enjoy creativity, conversation, and celebration since 1994. For over 27 years, the Center has been the cultural hub of North County, bringing people together to enjoy our programs, events, and resources that benefit over 286,000 annually. We are dedicated to making arts accessible for everyone in our community.

Our events and programs are only possible with community support, but we also want to reach more youth, families, and seniors.  Your tax-deductible gift also helps to bring our arts education programs into local schools, 30+ events to our theaters with our Performing Arts Season, and four exhibitions annually to our Museum.

We believe that the arts not only enhance our everyday lives, they help define a culture. We put aside differences and come together as we enjoy something beautiful, intriguing, or up-lifting. Your support today will inspire young artists, bring families together at our Museum, and let seniors reminisce through music at our summer concerts.


Did you know that you can renew your CCAE membership with appreciated stock? Transferring appreciated stock that you have owned longer than a year to CCAE has many benefits including: 

  • You will receive a charitable deduction for the value of the stock on the transfer date.
  • You avoid capital gains tax.
  • Avoid the net investment tax. 

These benefits combined make the “cost” of the gift lower to you. Cash gifts, in comparison, only give you a charitable deduction. CCAE is exempt from capital gains tax when we sell the stock. 

For our stock transfer instructions or questions, please email   


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