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Clay Art Center Presents Hand-In-Hand Fundraiser Gala

The Clay Art Center's board of directors announces its fundraiser and gala Hand-In-Hand : Celebrating the Clay Community. Photo Credit: Contributed
The gala will feature food and tastings from several Port Chester and area restaurants. Photo Credit: Contributed

PORT CHESTER, N.Y. -- The Clay Art Center presents Hand-in-Hand: Celebrating Clay & Community, its seventh annual fundraiser and gala on Thursday, Oct, 16 from 6 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. at the Willow Ridge Country Club,

The Willow Ridge Country Club is at 123 North St., Harrison.

Clay Art Center will be celebrating Judith Weber, an educator, designer and ardent champion for the arts who has spent her entire professional career as a ceramic artist.

She has served as a dedicated board member at several non-profit organizations including Clay Art Center.

Clay Art Center will also recognize Mayor Neil Pagano for his work and support of our mission in the community.    The evening will feature tastings from local restaurants, live music and silent & live auctions. Proceeds benefit Clay Art Center’s community arts programs, scholarships for under-served youth and the artists-in-residence program.   Last year’s fundraiser helped to increase support for Clay Art Center’s Artist-in-Residence program and increased its youth scholarship program. Since last September, the center has funded more than 185 scholarships to under-served children, who had the opportunity to express themselves creatively and experience the transformational qualities of clay.     This year’s event, which will include a silent and live auction, will be a unique opportunity for those who support the center's programs to come and help us raise additional funds and reach its goal of helping more individuals from the community improve their lives by bringing meaningful art making into their lives.

More than 200 ceramic lovers from the tri-state area will come for music along with wine and savory cuisine from several Port Chester and area restaurants including Acuario, Andrea’s 25, Café Mirage, CHAR Restaurant, Coals, Famous Greek Kitchen, Fogama, Frankie & Johnnie’s Steakhouse, Gaucho Grill, Lulu  Cake Boutique, Spadaro Ristorante, Still The One Distillery, Tandoori, Turkish Meze, Wobble Café and Zeppole Me.

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