The annual CCA gala plays an essential role in providing need-based scholarships to talented students. Thanks to generous supporters, 79% of CCA students receive scholarships and financial aid—our goal is to ensure that cost is never a barrier to an excellent education for aspiring artists and designers.


Honoring Jack Wadsworth

Banner for 2024 Gala honoring Jack Wadsworth

The 2024 CCA Gala on March 21 will celebrate Jack Wadsworth and his remarkable impact at CCA and at art and education organizations across the country. Co-chaired by CCA trustees Stanlee Gatti and Kimberlee Swig, the event will shine a light on Jack’s inspiring achievements and celebrate all he has done for the CCA community. The event will also feature a retirement tribute to CCA President Emeritus Stephen Beal for his 25 years of service to the college.

Past Galas

Unforgettable moments

A double exposure of two images overlooking dinner tables with guests at previous CCA Galas.

Remembering the fun

Previous galas have honored leaders in art and design, from the late Wayne Thiebaud to community leader Roselyne C. Swig, with the goal of raising important support for art and design students. We’ve gathered highlights from past celebrations in a collection of photos, videos, and more.


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