As the only nonprofit arts center in the artsy community of Sierra Madre, CAG has a lot of roles to fill. In addition to being a learning center for people of all ages interested in art, the group sells art from hundreds of artists from the San Gabriel Valley and beyond, runs tours of the garden, displays and sells jewelry from local designers and acts as a community center for local artists. Employees, all artists themselves, seem to know the names of all their customers. The outdoor garden is available for private events. Classes include drawing and painting, sewing and even puppet-making.