Planned Updates to the Center
Staging the Future: A Campaign to Refresh the Center
The Center is home to a fine art gallery, resident theatre program, annual film festival, ongoing educational opportunities and much more. With so much going on for the community, it was time to update some key elements of our facility. Check out what we’ve already done - and what we have planned to update!
CCA continues a nearly 75 year history of supporting the arts in Cambria.
CCA has been in our current location since 2006, sharing the building with the Coast Unified School District offices. Recent reconfiguration of our shared space has given us the opportunity to make significant improvements and additions to the Center. We’re excited to continue the evolution of the Center’s contribution to Cambria, which dates back to 1947 when the original group of local artists banded together and created the gallery in the Old Schoolhouse.
Help us showcase and share the arts in Cambria. Your donation of any amount to the Staging the Future campaign will help improve the beauty and function of this important community resource.
Become a Legacy donor with a gift of $5,000+ or a Major donor with a gift of $1,000 and receive special recognition online and in the Center. Contact Mari Fedrow, president for details.
The work to upgrade the Center is underway!
Take a look at the improvements we are planning.
- Our location can be easy to miss - but with new bright banners highlighting our programs, everyone will know how to find us.
- Improved lighting for evening event
- We’ll enhance the outside with a new sculpture garden.
Our refurbished lobby will be a welcoming place to see art or attend a show, with:
- New reception area
- Improved & digital signage
- Comfortable seating
- Donor recognition wall
The Green Room
Named for CCA Theatre founder Nancy Green, this multipurpose room will be outfitted with new furniture to better support our educational & community programs:
- Modular tables
- Expansive storage
- Available for classes, workshops, lectures
New CCA Store
We’re opening a new store to feature art from local residents, art supplies and other items related to our programs. We’ll offer an expanded inventory of art, cards, books and more!
Lending Library & History wall
We’re adding a lending library with books and resources covering all of the arts. Share & learn. There will also be a wall celebrating the long history of the Allied Arts Association’s contribution to Cambria.
The Gallery hallways will be updated to better showcase the art
- Improved lighting
- New paint
- New art hanging system
The Theatre is being updated to improve the audience and performer experience:
- New lighting
- New sound system
- Updated dressing room
- Improved stage appearance