The stars aligned to shine down on The Center’s 5th Annual Gala on Saturday, November 12th. Celestial: A Stellar Evening raised a record-breaking $341,450 for The Center for the Arts which included an anonymous $100,000 match. The Center’s gala raises critical support for its operations and programs such as its space-sharing initiative which gives drastically reduced rental rates to nonprofit organizations and The CREATE youth arts education program.

The Center of the Arts would like to thank the wonderful staff and the Board of Directors that worked so hard to make this night a success. They would especially like to recognize this year’s Gala Chairperson, Lisa Swarthout, for her continued commitment and support of The Center and the arts in Nevada County.

A very special thanks to the 2022 Gala Event sponsors which include Stucki Jewelers, The Lee and Dunn Group, Baird, Anne Petronave Bookkeeping, Stellar Fundraising Auctions, Antonio Ayestarán Catering, Elevation 2477’, El Barrio Mexican Market, BriarPatch Food Co-Op, API Marketing, and Lucchesi Vineyards. 

If you would like information about reserving for next year or would like to become a sponsor, please email:
Auctioneer Greg Quiroga of Stellar Fundraising Auctions on stage at The Center’s 5th Annual Gala (Photo by Penny Collins)
Executive Director, Amber Jo Manuel and Gala Chairperson, Lisa Swarthout 2022 - 2023
Celestial Gala 2022

Thank you to all of our generous sponsors: