Clay Art Center’s Hand-in-Hand Annual Fall Benefit

Harrison, NYOctober 18, 2018

Clay Art Center celebrated 61 years with its 11th annual gala fundraiser on October 18th at Willow Ridge Country Club in Harrison, NY. A fabulous crowd of over 250 enjoyed a wonderful evening of tastings from local restaurants, signature cocktails, live music, and an amazing silent and live auction, featuring one-of-kind ceramic artwork from nationally recognized artists, with celebrity auctioneer, George Latimer (Westchester County Executive). As one of our guests said – “As always, a fabulous night with great friends that feel like family!”

This year we celebrated 20 years of our artist-in-residence program which has been the launching pad for many working ceramic artists today.  And we honored Arial Edwards who was our Community Arts Director from 2008 to 2016, and the Carver Center that has been one of our most enthusiastic community partners over the past decade bringing arts enrichment to hundreds of Port Chester youths and families.

The annual fall benefit allows supporters of Clay Art Center to celebrate together and help keep our vital programs strong by providing access to more individuals from our community with the opportunity to improve their lives through the transformational quality of Clay. Funding provides over 1,000 scholarships to underserved and at-risk youth along with supporting the Artist Residency programs and offers hope and connection for people with special needs.


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