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Gala at Home – Sunday, October 4

Fall is the season of gratitude, and we continue to appreciate and celebrate the arts and the artists who have helped shape our beloved community. This year’s Claremont Museum of Art Gala on Sunday, October 4 will be a virtual event featuring a video program, boxed dinners from Spaggi’s, and an art auction featuring a wide variety of enticing items for art lovers.

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Video Program

Everyone is invited to watch the premiere of CMA’s “Gala at Home” program at 7 p.m. on October 4 on the Claremont Museum of Art YouTube channel.

  • A virtual tour through the new exhibition, Inside Out: Emerging from Isolation, featuring recent work by 28 area artists
  • A showcase of Project ARTstART, the museum’s arts education program for emerging student artists
  • An insider’s look at the newly seismically-retrofitted rooms, with schematics envisioning the finished galleries and new community room. The pandemic has not stopped CMA from moving forward with exciting plans for Phase 2.
  • Watch the premiere or watch it later. The video program will remain available on CMA’s YouTube channel.

Online Auction

Online Auction

Preview begins on September 30. Bidding starts at 7:30 pm on October 4 and continues until midnight on October 11.

  • Paintings by Phil Dike, James Fuller, Rebecca Hamm, Fr. Bill Moore, Dee Small, James Strombotne and Milford Zornes
  • Ceramic Torso by Harrison McIntosh, bronze horse by Barbara Beretich, glass by Paul Brayton, jewelry by Ahlene Welsh and ceramics by John Blough and John Fassbinder
  • Alluring destinations such as San Francisco and Montana

Box Dinner

  • Special box dinners from Spaggi’s with a selection of three tasty entrees, delicious sides and a dessert for $50
  • Available for curbside pickup at the Claremont Museum of Art from 4-6 p.m. on Sunday, October 4
  • Take your dinner home to enjoy with your favorite libations


The gala celebrates the important role art plays in all of our lives and CMA’s commitment to promoting the arts in our local community. Many thanks to our Gala Sponsors and to Gould Asset Management LLC for generously sponsoring the Inside Out exhibition.

Gold Gala Sponsors

  • Barbara Brown
  • Joan Calaycay
  • Claremont Lincoln University
  • Valerie Martinez, VMA Communications
  • The Reisman Family (in memory of David Reisman)
  • Perdita Sheirich
  • Ahlene Welsh

Silver Gala Sponsors

  • Susan M. Allen
  • David & Julianne Armstrong
  • Sandy Baldonado
  • Dee Marcellus Cole
  • Frank Hungerford & Jeanne Kennedy
  • Randall & Janell Lewis
  • Barbara Musselman
  • Dr. Janet Myhre
  • Marilyn Ray
  • Mary & Fritz Weis
  • Bill & Jane Park Wells