THE GALA - giving through art | learning through art

The gala has been postponed

On Friday, March 13, 2020 Cedarhurst Center for the Arts and SSM Health Good Samaritan Foundation made the joint decision to postpone the GALA.

As we continue with unprecedented times resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic and radical decisions that are being made to protect our society - especially our most vulnerable populations - patience is truly a virtue. Making the decision to postpone our event was not an easy decision to make, but we believe it was correct.

As this situation evolves, the need for generosity will be even more profound, but the appreciation will be even more powerful. Please check back for the rescheduled date in 2021.


In 2018 the GALA raised more than $70,000, half of which supported the Kimball's Habitat Campaign at Cedarhurst. Kimball's Habitat is revitalizing the museum's outdoor sculpture park with conservation efforts and enhanced visitor services. The other half supported Compassion Unleashed, SSM Health's ongoing art, pet, and music therapy programs that bring hope and healing to a new level in our community. 

Many thanks to all who attended and continue to support these two ARTrageous causes. Click to view the 2018 GALA Facebook Photo Gallery and to learn more about Cedarhurst's Kimball's Habitat Campaign.

The 2018 GALA had big expectations, which were set at the inaugural event in 2017. That event raised nearly $70,000, and Cedarhurst used its portion of the proceeds to help renovate the museum's Beck Family Center, a place where families can create, play, and connect. SSM Health Good Samaritan Hospital used it's proceeds to launch Compassion Unleashed.  

All auction items at The GALA are created through Cedarhurst programs. Young artists take pride in donating their artwork to The GALA and find confidence knowing that we value their creativity and talent. Click to view the 2017 GALA Facebook Photo Gallery

We thank all who attend and support this ARTrageous partnership!