15th Annual Clay Art Center Benefit and Auction

PORT CHESTER, NY — Supporting an iconic Hudson Valley institution comes with some big perks this weekend.

From the Clay Art Center

You are invited to join in the festivities and celebrate the Clay Art Center and its goal of providing access to art for all, allowing budding artists to express themselves through meaningful creation and appreciation of ceramics.

The Clay Art Center has announced that it will hold its 15th annual Hand-in-Hand auction. The two-hour fundraiser will take place at the center, located at 40 Beech Street in Port Chester, on Saturday, October 15, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. scholarships, residencies for emerging artists, and community programs that enable the Clay Art Center to promote the practice and appreciation of ceramic arts in the region.

Guests will enjoy good food and good company while celebrating the impact that the Clay Art Center and the community have made throughout the year in supporting the creation and experience of ceramic arts.

The celebration will highlight how the Clay Art Center is an asset to the Hudson Valley, to the community and to the world of ceramics.

The virtual auction will include ceramic objects generously donated by Clay Art Center artists and other nationally recognized ceramic artists. A preview of the full auction is now available online and in person at the Clay Art Center. Online bidding is open now and will end on October 16.

Interested bidders and Hand-in-Hand attendees will be able to view the items in person before bidding online. If you cannot attend the Hand-in-Hand event in person, you can still register to bid in the online auction.

Fan tickets start at $185 and general admission tickets start at $95. Supporter level tickets and above include a raffle ticket to win a blue-spotted salamander urn created by renowned ceramic artist Julia Galloway.

You can find more information and buy tickets here.

If you can’t attend, you can still support Clay Art Center by donating online.

Founded in 1957, the Clay Art Center is a nationally recognized nonprofit center for the the advancement and practice of the ceramic arts offering exhibitions, adult clay classes and children, studios for clay artists and outreach programs in the community. It is located in the heart of Port Chester at 40 Beech Street. Gallery and BOUTIQUE hours are Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., or by appointment.