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Gala for the Arts

Thank you to everyone who joined us for an unforgettable evening celebrating the arts and the incredible individuals who have impacted our community. We can’t wait to see you again in 2024!

Help us stay bold and relevant in our stewardship for the arts, which are always a source of healing, inspiration and joy! Share our vision and commitment to investing in dynamic, responsive, and inspiring programs that empower youth, students, and community members to develop critical skills, sharpen creative inquiry, explore artistic expression, and work in collaboration, all while deepening empathy – for the self and others. 


Gala for the Arts

Congratulations to our 2023 Hartnell College Arts Award Honorees

Arts Legacy Award – Lester Boronda In Memoriam

Distinguished Alumnus in the Arts – Dr. Jeffrey Parola

Hartnell Community Arts Hero – David Ligare

The Western Stage Distinguished Honorees – Harvey Landa

Distinguished Service to the Arts – Alex Garcia


Saturday, November 18th, 2023


Hartnell College

Willard Lewallen STEM Center Building


Guests will enjoy a fun evening of delicious food and beverages, a silent auction, and an inspiring program. For the second year, we will honor a distinguished alum in the arts, a community arts hero, and a Western Stage distinguished honoree. Guests will have the option of attending The Western Stage production of It’s a Wonderful Life Live Radio Show Full Length Version on the Mainstage after the event.

Please continue your generous support of our students and arts programs by donating to the Fund for the Arts at Hartnell College.

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Saturday, November 18, 2023

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