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Escondido, CA –JUNE, 2020  When I open my heart – Just to find / We are one. -Valerie

June Key Announcements Independence Day at Home // July 4 // Online // 3:00 PM.. One of our largest community celebrations is our 4th of July Fireworks display and festival. We were really hoping to be able to continue that tradition this year on July 4th, but after many thoughtful and some very difficult discussions, we have concluded that is it just not safe or possible.

As always, the health and safety of our community remains our top priority and for that reason we cannot safely gather as we typically do to celebrate Independence Day. We look forward to sharing this annual tradition with our community next year. 

This Year The Center will be bringing you a Virtual Festival with Events Every Hour Kicking off at 3:00 PM 
 – 3:00 PM: Crafts with Grace- Join us for a special edition of Crafts with Grace where will be creating festive Lady Liberty crowns, fun decorative windsocks, and an Uncle Sam Mask. Materials needed: (2) Paper plates, construction paper (red, white, and blue), blue paint, red and white crepe paper/streamers, cotton balls, glue, scissors, hole puncher, and ribbon or elastic.

 4:00 PM: Story and Activity Time with Grace- Tune in for a special made for kiddos that will help introduce the concept of Independence Day. 

 5:00 PM: TBA– 

6:00 PM: Special Center Veteran Honor: Adrian Bonar– 

7:00 PM: Barn Stage Patriotic Show Tunes- From the producers who brought you Center sell-outs “The Piano Men,” “The Best of Motown,” and more bring you Patriotic Show Tunes. 4 different Broadway singers sing 4 different songs for this 4th of July Special.
Maggie Randolph, “The Flagmaker, 1775” from Songs For a New World
Terron Brooks, “History Has It’s Eyes On You” from Hamilton
Brielle Batino, “Welcome Home” from Bandstand
Damon Mctoy, “Make Them Hear You” from Ragtime

 8:00 PM:  3rd Marine Aircraft Wing Band And A Special Message from Mayor Mac and Our Executive Director Jerry Van Leeuwen- Don’t miss this annual traditional performance. 

You can join our virtual festival on the Center’s Facebook page or Cox customers can tune-in on Channel 19 and AT&T customers can join in on the festivities on Channel 99.This virtual event is free to attend.Thanks to our Generous Sponsor The Linden Root Dickinson Foundation.
RSVP for 4th of July Creative Ways to Serve Our CommunityThe Center is open 24/7 digitally! Follow us on social media @theCCAE for updates.
Tomorrow at 5:00 PM

Craft + SIP – Modern Patriotic Hoop Wreath Join Marketing Director Josie Shepherd as she leads you through a Facebook Live step by step tutorial on how to make your own modern patriotic hoop wreath just in time to celebrate the 4th! Gather your supplies and tune in on Tuesday, June 23rd at 5:00 PM.

Craft + Sip Drink Generously Sponsored by NICK & G’s Restaurant Just in time for the 4th of July, this firework of a crafted cocktail keeps the celebration going!

Nick & G’s Espresso House-Infused Vanilla Bean Vodka Kahlua Espresso

Crafts with Grace – Patriotic Windsocks Join us for a special 4th of July edition of Crafts with Grace. Have the kids create their very own festive red. white, and blue windsocks. Assemble your supplies, gather the kiddos, and tune into the Center’s Facebook at 3:00 PM, Tuesday, June 30th at 3:00 pm.
You can now binge your favorite episodes on our YouTube page.

Thanks to Our Teach Tuesday Sponsor Times Running Out Final Weeks for Arts Angel Tickets 

We have extended the “Arts Angel” deal, purchase an “Arts Angel” ticket for a flat fee of $50 to be redeemed for any available seat at any Center Presented show (October 2020- June 2021).  You’ll show your support for the Center while saving the difference from a full-price ticket!
From Classical to Comedy, Jazz to Rock you’ll find a show when we announce our season lineup that you won’t want to miss. It makes a great gift!
*2020/2021 Season Presale Voucher is exchangeable for 1 ticket to any performance presented by California Center for the Arts, Escondido during our upcoming 2020-2021 season when it goes on sale. The voucher is exchangeable by phone or at the CCAE box office once the box office is open. Rescheduled performances from the 2020 season and rental performances presented by outside presenters are not eligible for this exchange. Some restrictions do apply.
Call or email the box office for more information. 

Kaila Martinez

Staff Spotlight Each week we will feature a member of our #Creativity Thrives team who is helping to keep the Center operating and strategizing for our re-opening! Kaila Martinez has worked at the Center for a year and a half, first as an Event Coordinator in Center Sales and later transitioning to Museum Program Assistant. Being part of the Center has been a transformative experience for Kaila, gaining a greater understanding and appreciation for all the behind the scenes work that goes into performances, events, and exhibitions. Of these exposures, her most memorable experience thus far has been the installation process for the museum exhibition, Endangered: Exploring California’s Changing Ecosystems. Being part of the process from beginning to end, Kaila had the opportunity to work with the artists and learn the valuable skill of art-handling, which is a lot more complicated and intense than one would think!

In her free time, Kaila enjoys watching films and reading books centered on social consciousness to nurture her love for history and culture. Exploring new museums, historical sites, and restaurants are a usual facet of life for Kaila, which she looks forward to doing again when our world returns to normal.

In the meantime, Kaila spends quarantine appreciating the good things in life. She has more time to play with her corgi, Sparrow, and has kept up her yoga practice to maintain a healthy mindset. Quarantine has also helped Kaila reinvigorate her passion for writing, in which she reflects on cultural topics and explores new perspectives that foster her sense of creativity.

Questions about Ticketed Events
Patrons who purchased tickets through our Box Office should check their email for details on event changes. Our Ticket Office window is closed but we are doing our best to operate virtually.  Please e-mail info@artcenter.org or call and leave a message at 1-800-988-4253 and we will get back to you within 2 business days.Tickets for future events can be purchased 24/7 on our website.

A huge THANK YOU to our patrons who have shown their support by taking a credit for future tickets or shifted their purchase to a donation ratherthan request a refund. This small act of generosity is making a BIG impact to help us keep staff on to respond to the needs of our community. 

Box Office is Closed, but our Website is 24 Hours a day! You can reach us at info@artcenter.org or Call us at or call and leave a message at 1-800-988-4253, and we will get back to you within 2 days.

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