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Gala Raises Money For Port Chester's Clay Art Center

The Clay Art Center Board of Directors in Port Chester will host its eighth annual fundraiser gala, "Hand-in-Hand: Celebrating Clay & Community," Oct. 1.
The Clay Art Center Board of Directors in Port Chester will host its eighth annual fundraiser gala, "Hand-in-Hand: Celebrating Clay & Community," Oct. 1. Photo Credit: Wendy Weinstein

PORT CHESTER, N.Y. -- The Clay Art Center in Port Chester will host its eighth annual fundraiser gala, "Hand-in-Hand: Celebrating Clay & Community," from 6-9:30 p.m. Thursday.

It will take place at the Willow Ridge Country Club, 123 North St., Harrison.

The evening will feature tastings from 20 local restaurants, live music and silent and live auctions featuring one-of-kind ceramic art work from nationally recognized artists and many other unique items.

Proceeds benefit Clay Art Center’s programs, youth scholarships and artists-in-residence.

In previous years, this fundraiser has boosted the center's youth scholarship program, along with the artist-in-residence program.

As a direct result of the Hand-in-Hand event in 2014, which raised more than $85,000, the Clay Art Center was able to award more than 185 scholarships to underserved youths.

These children were given the opportunity to express themselves creatively and experience the transformational qualities of clay.

Additionally, the money supported year-long residencies for two young emerging artists, which culminated in an exhibition in Clay Art Center’s nationally recognized gallery.

The Clay Art Center is at 40 Beech St.

Tickets and more information about the event can be found here .

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