For Immediate Release: The California Center for the Arts, Escondido Announces the “Year of Friend-raising”

Escondido, California — :

Escondido, Ca. – June 10, 2019 – The California Center for the Arts, Escondido announces 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. 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 we will add a little sparkle throughout the 25th anniversary season while we strive to boost connection by increasing people engaged with our campus and programs by 25% –an initiative we are calling 25 for 25.

Thanks to a surprise birthday gift, now through October donations will be matched dollar-for-dollar once we meet our 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 us meet the 25 for 25 goal.

You can donate online at or donate on your phone by sending a text to 44321 and enter the code Center@25.



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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