Gala Honors Civic Leaders

Sheila Kuehl, Louie Perez, Harry Gamboa Jr. and Barbara Carrasco will be honored at Tia Chucha’s Centro Cultural & Bookstore’s Fundraising Gala on Saturday, Oct. 26 from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. at La Plaza de Cultura y Artes. The evening will begin with a cocktail hour reception including an open bar and silent auction followed by dinner at 7 p.m., award presentations from 7:30 – 8:30 p.m., followed by music and dancing from 8:30 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Individual early bird gala tickets are $100 per person. Tickets may be purchased by calling Tía Chucha’s Centro Cultural & Bookstore at (818) 939-3433, by emailing or buying online at

Funds raised at the gala will support Tía Chucha’s Centro Cultural & Bookstore to transform community through ancestral knowledge, the arts, literacy and creative engagement. Ticket purchases and donations are tax-deductible (tax ID #47-0919488).   

Fifty items will be displayed during the silent auction ranging from music, entertainment, sports and political pieces to animation, art, jewelry and handbags to travel and experience packages.

Sponsorship packages are still available.