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Clay Art Center Hosting Fundraiser Gala in Harrison

The Clay Art Center's board of directors announces its fundraiser and gala Hand-In-Hand : Celebrating the Clay Community.
The Clay Art Center's board of directors announces its fundraiser and gala Hand-In-Hand : Celebrating the Clay Community. Photo Credit: Contributed

HARRISON, N.Y. -- The Clay Art Center Board of Directors will host its eighth annual fundraiser gala, "Hand-in-Hand: Celebrating Clay & Community."

It will take place from 6 to 9:30 p.m. on Thursday at Willow Ridge Country Club, 123 North St. in Harrison.

The evening will feature tastings from 20 local restaurants, live music, and a silent and live auction featuring one-of-kind ceramic artwork 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 funding to the Center's Youth Scholarship program, along with the Artist-in-Residence program.

As a direct result of last year’s Hand-in-Hand event, which raised over $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 funds 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. in Port Chester.

Tickets and more information about the event can be found at www.clayartcenter.org/Hand_In_Hand_2015_p/d-hhticket.htm.

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