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The Center For The Arts Presents 2019 Gala: Cirque au Centre An evening of spectacular big top entertainment!

Friday, October 11 at 5:30pm

Veterans Memorial Auditorium

*Sold Out – Thank You!*


Ladies and gentlemen, come one come all, for a spectacular evening of amusement at the Cirque au Centre (Circus in The Center)!

Enjoy dazzling performances, exquisite food and cocktails, an electrifying live auction and an after-party with non-stop dancing to party hits performed by Pop ROCKS! You and your friends will marvel at the unlimited fun all in support of the community’s premiere non-profit arts organization.



5:30pm Red Carpet & Cocktail Reception
Featuring Live Entertainment with Heidi Grass, Tina Marie Kelly,
Barry & Zedekiah Friedman and Christina & Hunter Reed

6:30pm Dinner by Antonio Ayestaran

8:00pm Live Auction with David Sobon

9:00pm After Party with Pop ROCKS

Attire: Black Tie, Cocktail, or Cirque




David Sobon has consulted with hundreds of foundations, non-profits, service and religious groups around the country for over 20 years, helping them to fulfill their fundraising goals.

David Sobon is an active member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals, and also part of their teaching faculty. As a member of the National Auctioneers’ Association, he earned the title of Benefit Auction Specialist. As a board member for the Children’s Miracle Network, City Year, & Sacramento Metro Chamber Foundation, his contributions have been felt community-wide.

David’s fresh and innovative ideas have given way to great and exciting events. It is David’s unique “Benefit Auction System” that allows organizations to raise more money and have more fun, all while changing the lives of those whom they serve. David says, “There is no better feeling than coming off the stage knowing you made a difference.”

David is also a high-energy connector of people, and a tireless advocate for the arts and for the city of Sacramento. His lifelong interest and love for the arts demonstrates why he founded the Sacramento Wide Open Walls (WOW) mural project. WOW was created to showcase the diverse, innovative, and rapidly evolving cultural landscape of Sacramento, while promoting the excitement and accessibility of street art – both locally and worldwide.

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After Party with Pop ROCKS

Due to popular demand, we are bringing back the ultimate dance band: Pop ROCKS! They will perform tons of high energy hits, mixed with the classics from the 80s, 90s, and today. It’s a song list to keep you on the dance floor all night long. From Bruno Mars to Whitney Houston, they dig deep into classic dance songs and execute them with style and enthusiasm.



Join Us


Tickets include dinner and after party entertainment: $145 Individuals | Tables $1,000*
Available for purchase online below; through The Center’s Box Office, located at 998 Plaza Drive, Grass Valley or by calling (530) 274-8384

*Tickets are tax deductible at a fair market value of $105 for individuals and $680 for tables.


Thank You to our Generous Sponsors

Rick Bergquist • Lois Ewing • Betsy Swann Brown


For more information, or to reserve your table, call 530.274.8384 x202.

To become a big top sponsor, call Eileen Mello, Development Manager at 510.393.8941

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*Subject to availability