ROASTED: Hot Pots + Picnic
October 9. 2021. 3-9 PM
Bring the family and friends out to the Springfield Art Association campus (700 N. 4th Street. Springfield. 62702) for this unique fundraiser. This is a ceramic raku event. You will glaze a pot and fire it in an outdoor kiln, and it is ready to take home that night. Come watch the fire, enjoy dinner or drinks, and listen to live music from Square of the Roots and Bluesmattic Blues Band.
$30 Admission + Pot
$20 Admission Only
$15 for Child (12 and under)
Members receive 10% off their total price.
All ticket prices go up by $5 on the day of event. Pre-sale ends at 11:59 PM, October 8.
Please do not enter child information during registration. Click 'Register Later' box.
SAA Members--After hitting register, don't forget to sign in to receive your member discount!
Tickets are transferrable, but non-refundable.
Full Details Below:
The HOT POTS portion:
Before the event, artists, students, and volunteers create over 400 ceramic pots in our Prairie Earth & Fire Studio. You'll choose one of those pots and then glaze it with colors of your choice! Next, the pot is taken to outdoor Raku kiln, which is where the pot comes to life. Raku is not only a technique to quickly set the glaze and introduce unique crackling and metallic sheens, but it offers a show of fire, smoke and glowing red HOT POTS.
The PICNIC portion:
While the pots are being fired in the outdoor kilns, enjoy a delicious BBQ pork or vegan dinner and live, local entertainment. Bluesmattic Blues Band will play from 3-6 PM, then Square of the Roots will pick up and play from 6-9 PM. As the evening progresses and the sky darkens, the stars come out, the kiln fires glow and aflame into the heavens, and the smells of smoke and BBQ fills the air!
The FUNDRAISER portion:
This is a fundraiser designed to generate operational income for art education, interpretation at Edwards Place historic home, art outreach and programming. It allows us to keep our classes and programs at a low-cost to the community and helps us offer free art outreach events and programs where we service over 40 community groups and organizations each year.
You may attend any time between 3-9 PM. Dinner will be served between 4-7 PM. Cash bar.
Pre-registration is not required, but encouraged. Pre-registration ends at 5 PM on October 8. Ticket prices raise by $5 the day of event. Tickets are transferable, but non-refundable
SAA Collective Gallery
105 N. 5th Street
Springfield, IL 62701
Wednesday - Saturday 11 AM - 5 PM
SAA Main Campus
School of Art (Studios),
Michael Victor II Art Library,
M.G. Nelson Family Gallery, and Edwards Place
700 North 4th Street
Springfield, IL 62702
Monday - Friday 9 AM - 5 PM
Saturday 10 AM - 3 PM