CCA Summer Open
A Festival of the Arts

CCA Summer Open!

A Festival Of The Arts In The Pines by the Sea

June 11, 2022 12:00 pm - 4:30 pm

A fundraising celebration of creativity and inspiration featuring food, wine, art, film, comedy, music and more . . . open to all. Stay for a while or all afternoon.

Join us. Whether you want to inspire or be inspired, you’ll find something to celebrate at our Summer Open. Explore the arts. Take in a short class for inspired learning. Be wowed by local filmmakers. Enjoy the beauty of our artists. Enjoy a plate of paella. Have a glass of wine. Take a chance in our raffle. Listen to music. Choose your own path as you support the local art center.

 What’s included:

  • Your first glass of wine, featuring wine from Daou Family Estates
  • A serving of paella, with salad and bread
  • A raffle ticket
  • Access to programming throughout the center
  • Additional wine, food and raffle tickets available for purchase on site

Schedule of activities (subject to change):

  • Throughout the center
    • Hospitality Tent. Food, wine and live music
    • Gallery. Our current art show, Entanglements
    • Studio. Special quilt exhibit, and on-going mini-talks
    • Nancy Green Room. Our live raffle, featuring intriguing items from local artists and merchants.
  • Cambria Center for the Arts Theatre. Exploring New Ideas
    • 1:30 Art Sherwyn. Noted local artist discusses “The Sciences Make Life Possible. The Arts Make Life Livable.” Art looks at unique pathways into making art.
    • 2:30 Alan Fraser. The Anatomy of a Movie. Film Festival founder Alan Fraser takes a look at how key scenes are constructed in several famous films, including Casablanca.
    • 3:30 Robert Tieman. Disney historian and author Robert Tieman reprises a talk he first gave at the Disney Family Museum in San Francisco on the zany and outrageous ways Disney Studios promoted early movies.
  • The Gallery Theatre. Our pop-up theater which allows food and drink. Inspiring Films.
    • 2:00 Best of Local Short Films. Highlights from two recent film festivals focusing on young local filmmakers.
    • 3:00 Be a Screener. Be a screener for a day. Help evaluate several shorts being considered for the 2023 festival.
  • Studio. Drop-in Counter Talks
    • Noon to 2:30. Sharon Rossi. The making of quilts, and CCA’s new community arts programs
    • 2:30 to 4:30.  Helmut and Dena Kuhn. Introducing digital arts and our new youth programs

This is the Center’s grand reopening and major fundraiser of the year. Check out all the improvements made as part of our Staging the Future campaign. Learn about new programs we introduced for local youth and broader community involvement. So much to do and it’s all for the Center.

Can't attend Summer Open? You can still support the arts in Cambria with a donation to CCA.




Tickets for SUMMER OPEN

Sat June 11, 2022 | 12:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Ticket: $65 per attendee
Ticket for CCA Members: $50 per attendee
(maximum of 2 tickets per individual membership or maximum of 4 tickets per family membership at member price)

  • All ticket prices are per person. All reservations are final and non-refundable.
  • Each ticket includes your initial glass of wine, plate of food, and raffle ticket. Additional wine, food and raffle tickets available for purchase on site.
  • Access to all programing is included, as available space permits.
  • All proceeds benefit the Cambria Center for the Arts, a qualified 501(c)3 charity. A portion of each ticket is tax deductible. Your charitable deduction for federal income tax purposes is limited to the excess of the amount of money contributed over the value of the goods or services provided by the charity. Fair market value of event:  $35.