Creative Gala fun + 6 facts about Chuck Jones!

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Palette of Colors Dinner and Auction

Palette of Colors dinner and auction

chuck jones creative center wall muralsOur 2018 Palette of Colors Dinner & Auction Gala is June 2 at the Chuck Jones Center for Creativity in Costa Mesa.

Every year, we pick a unique venue for our Annual Palette of Colors Dinner & Auction Fundraising Gala. The venue sets the exclusive ambiance of our one and only live fundraising event of the year. This year, we’re proud to be working with the Chuck Jones Center. Their mission aligns closely with ours and there will be creative energy in the air!

Chuck Jones Center for Creativity banquet setup(Images courtesy 24 Carrots Catering and Events)

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Creative fun at our Gala

We’re planning some exciting events for the Gala. We’ll be “Celebrating Creativity” the entire night with music and great food. Since the event is in a nexus of animation, get your caricature drawn by a Disneyland trained portrait artist! 

Chuck Jones caricature

                     Chuck Jones caricature

The creativity will continue when you’re amazed by tableside magic by the amazing Magic Ian. Check out his website – you’ll be amazed by his tricks!

Magic Ian

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So, just who is Chuck Jones? 

Six facts you need to know

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He worked for Disney!

In 1932, he got his first job in the fledgling animation industry as a cel washer for former Disney animator, before landing an animation job at Warner Bros.

He brought Bugs Bunny to life

Jones’ career spanned over 60 years. He brought to life famous characters like Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Elmer Fudd and Porky Pig. He worked on over 300 animated films.

He created “Meep meep”

These characters came straight from his imagination – Road Runner, Wile E. Coyote, Marvin Martian, Pepe le Pew, Michigan J. Frog, and many more. 

He knew the Grinch

Jones produced, directed and wrote the screenplays for “Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas.”

He won 4 Oscars

Chuck won three Oscars as director and in 1996 an honorary Oscar for Lifetime Achievement, as well as his many other awards and recognitions.

He formed a great Non-Profit

In 2000, Jones established the Chuck Jones Foundation [now the Chuck Jones Center for Creativity]. The Center’s vision is to inspire the innate creative genius within each person that leads to a more joyous, passionate, and harmonious life and world.

See for yourself

Take a 2-minute break to watch this video. You’ll see how the Chuck Jones Center for Creativity’s mission is tightly aligned with ours.



Act now – Buy your tickets & tables

We’ve SOLD OUT the last 2 years, so get your tickets early!

Remember, when you support our gala 100% of your dollars go directly to workshops for those in need. As a bonus, you get to have a great evening. 

Remember, you can get a group together and buy a table and receive 2 seats for FREE! (vs. single ticket pricing)

This is a great chance to make an impressive statement on your support for healing art!

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