Champions of the Arts Gala at Embassy Suites
- When: Saturday, January 19, 2008, time TBA
- Where: Embassy Suites, Seaside
- Cost: Not available
- Age limit: Not available
This annual awards dinner, hosted by The Arts Council for Monterey County, honors active local artists who've made significant contributions to the area. Honorees include Gordo cartoonist Gus Arriola, who receives a Lifetime Achievement award, Big Sur poet and storyteller Ric Masten, educator Bruce Graham, the nonprofit Aromas Hills Artisans, philanthropists Kim and Gina Weston, Todd Kruper, Orlando Castro of Alisal Center for the Fine Arts, and artist Elsie Dill.
5pm. Embassy Suites, 1441 Canyon Del Rey Blvd., $75/person. 622-9060 or artsformontereycounty.org.