Along with our exhibits, we offer a range of special events to motivate your creative mind.


Preview Party

Saturday, June 15, 6:30pm - 9:30pm

Speaker: Andrew Farago, curator, Cartoon Art Museum, San Francisco
Special Honoree: Greg Evans, cartoonist and creator of syndicated comic strip, Luann, and San Marcos Community Leader
Silent Auction

6:30-7:30 VIP Champagne Reception
The Museum, Main Lobby
7:30-9:30 Patron Dinner
The Museum, Sculpture Court

Proceeds from this event provide vital support for the Center's performing arts and children's art education programs.

The Center is grateful to our Preview Party sponsors:
Invitation Sponsor: Business Printers of San Diego
VIP Champagne Reception Sponsor: Sound Image
Silent Auction Sponsor: Crescentera
Caricature Artists Sponsor: Design Moe Kitchen & Bath

Opening Reception

Thursday, June 20, 6:00pm - 8:00pm, The Museum

CCAE Members: FREE
Non-Members: $8

Art Illustrated with The Stone Brewing Co.

Comic Art. Serious Beer.
Drink it all in, June 29 , at the California Center for the Arts, Escondido.
7-11 pm

Join the Center and Stone Brewing Co. for a night of revelry and culture as we celebrate comic art and delicious beer. Enjoy food and beer pairings, hang with special guest and artists from Stone and don’t miss the special selection of artwork from Stone featuring the various iterations, changes and designs of the famous Stone Brewing Co. gargoyles. This will be a night to remember!

To purchase tickets, please call (800) 988-4253 or to purchase online Click here

"What's Funny About Comic Art?" Panel Discussion

Thursday, July 11, 2013, 7-9pm
Free with Museum Admission
Museum Admission: $8, Members FREE!

Steve Breen, Political Cartoonist
Brad Constantine, Video Game Animator
Greg Evans, Cartoonist and creator of Luann
Jeff Keane, Comic Artist of Family Circus
Jim Whiting, Magazine and Newspaper Cartoonist
+ the award winners from our comic art student competition!

Moderated by
Monica Medina, Director of Diversity, Engagement & Grants at KPBS

RSVP at 760-839-4138.

The Family Party

Saturday, July 13, 2013, 9am-12pm
Free with Museum Admission
Museum Admission for Families: $15, Members FREE!

Take a tour of the exhibition!
Watch old-time animated cartoons!
Take part in a cartoon workshop!
Become a cartoon yourself with face painting!
Join in on family art activities!
Play games!

RSVP at 760-839-4138.