Planned Updates to the Center

Staging the Future: A Campaign to Refresh the Center

The Center is home to a fine art gallery, resident theatre program, annual film festival, ongoing educational opportunities and much more. With so much going on for the community, it was time to update some key elements of our facility. Check out what we’ve already done - and what we have planned to update! 

Conceptual plan for the Center

The work to upgrade the Center is underway!

Take a look at the improvements we are planning.


Rendering of new reception area
CCA Digital Signage

Our refurbished lobby will be a welcoming place to see art or attend a show, with:

  • New reception area
  • Improved & digital signage
  • Comfortable seating
  • Donor recognition wall


The Gallery hallways will be updated to better showcase the art

  • Improved lighting
  • New paint
  • Sound System


The Theatre is being updated to improve the audience and performer experience:

  • New lighting
  • New sound system
  • Updated dressing room
  • Improved stage appearance

The Green Room

Rendering of new modular training set-up

Named for CCA Theatre founder Nancy Green, this multipurpose room will be outfitted with new furniture to better support our educational & community programs:

  • Modular tables
  • Expansive storage
  • Available for classes, workshops, lectures

New CCA Studio

We’re opening a new studio to feature art from local residents, art supplies and other items related to our programs. We’ll offer an expanded inventory of art, cards, books and more!

Lending Library & History wall

Original Allied Arts gallery in the old Schoolhouse

We’re adding a lending library with books and resources covering all of the arts. Share & learn. There will also be a wall celebrating the long history of the Allied Arts Association’s contribution to Cambria.


  • Our location can be easy to miss - but with new bright banners highlighting our programs, everyone will know how to find us.
  • Improved lighting for evening event
  • We’ll enhance the outside with a new sculpture garden.

CCA continues a nearly 75 year history of supporting the arts in Cambria.

CCA has been in our current location since 2006, sharing the building with the Coast Unified School District offices. Recent reconfiguration of our shared space has given us the opportunity to make significant improvements and additions to the Center. We’re excited to continue the evolution of the Center’s contribution to Cambria, which dates back to 1947 when the original group of local artists banded together and created the gallery in the Old Schoolhouse.

Help us showcase and share the arts in Cambria. Your donation of any amount to the Staging the Future campaign will help improve the beauty and function of this important community resource.  

Become a Legacy donor with a gift of $5,000+ or a Major donor with a gift of $1,000 and receive special recognition online and in the Center. Contact Mari Fedrow, president for details.

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