OASIS Center International Hosts 8th Annual 2021 Illumination Gala

SANTA ANA, California – OASIS Center International, a non-profit community development organization focused on bringing arts to youths of underserved areas, is pleased to announce it will be hosting its 8th annual Illumination Gala to celebrate its mission in the arts and community and to honor outstanding champions of arts education. The reception will be held Thursday, October 14, 2021, at the historic Bowers Museum located at 2002 North Main Street, Santa Ana, California 92706. The 2021 theme of “Art Builds” captures OASIS’s aim to build stronger and more resilient local communities by nurturing the inherent creative gifts of children to reach their highest potential.


The Gala will include an award ceremony honoring: Steve Gardner, Chairman and CEO of Pacific Premier Bank; Faith Bautista, President and CEO of the National Diversity Coalition; and Rebecca Vichiquis, Director of Contra Costa County Office of Education. 


Ms. Jin Sung, OASIS Center International’s Founder and Executive Director, together with the esteemed Board of Directors, Advisory Board and Artist Council are delighted to safely return in-person for this important event since the pandemic started, and welcome our valued guests.


“OASIS Center International is grateful to its strategic partners and sponsors for helping children in low income communities to expand their horizons through exposure to fine arts. OASIS believes in the power of the arts to inspire children to pursue their dreams. We encourage all in the community to come learn more about how we are working to help future artists realize their potential.” Jin Sung, Founder and Executive Director, OASIS Center International.

The 2021 Illumination Gala serves as a major fundraiser for OASIS Center International. The evening will also include a cocktail reception, dinner, silent auction, raffle and include performances from the talented Mackenzie Shimon, and Jason Rodgers. 


The program is sponsored by: T-Mobile, Otting Family Charitable Foundation, Anthony DeChellis Charitable Fund, CIT Bank, Pacific Western Bank, Virus Geeks, East West Bank, First American Title Insurance, Banc of California, Dr. Charles Miyaji & Mrs. Eunice Miyaji, Royal Business Bank, Mechanics Bank, First Republic Bank, and Citizens Business Bank.


Guests in attendance will range from CEOs and executives of Orange County’s largest corporations, businesses, and banks, to local artists and performers, joined together to support after school visual and performing arts programs for youth. 

This event is open to the press.


About OASIS Center International


OASIS Center International is dedicated to revitalizing underserved communities through the power of the arts. With programs like architectural design, cartooning, creative art journaling, and tap dance offered to students free-of-charge, OASIS inspires children to dream beyond their world of seemingly limited possibilities. We are transforming this generation one artist at a time.


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Santa Ana, CA 92701



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