PELHAM, NY — Saturday night, November 4th, Pelham Art Center will be aglow, live music pouring through the tented courtyard, studios and galleries; while the delectable aroma of southern Westchester restaurants’ signature entrees waft through the air. The bars will be hopping as 200-plus guests happily sample the fare and peruse an exciting range of original, affordable art donated by exhibiting artists, as well as must-have auction experiences.
Back by demand, the edgy painting performance group, EYE (eyemakesart.com), will live-paint a wall-size work of art composed of multiple canvasses, riffing to the smoky sounds of The Jazzy 3. Studio Café guests will be able to bid on the sections as they are being painted. Last year enthused bidders bought every canvas, with clamors for more!
For people in the know, the perennially popular Studio Café fundraiser is casual, fun, and arty. With tickets priced at $85 in advance ($100 at the door), it is a fun, affordable evening of delicious food, art, music, wine and friends. And the benefits go back to the community with Pelham Art Center’s wide variety of free and unique arts experiences and access.
Some quietly spectacular auction items are: a five-day stay In Deer Valley (sleeps 11), a cocktail party and hors d’oeuvres for 20 in the comfort of your own home, a sunset dinner for six on a yacht catered by a world-class chef – and more.
Studio Café this year is chaired by Jennifer Bland, with food overseen by Diane Essig and decorations by the ever-creative Paula McKeever. Proceeds from Studio Café will enrich the entire community with free exhibitions, performances, workshops and events; art scholarships for all ages; after-school art programs in underserved communities; and free folk arts cultural experiences for everyone.
Pelham Art Center would not be able to offer the breadth of its free workshops, performances, and more without the community’s supportive businesses. This year Studio Café’s Gold Sponsor is McClellan Sotheby’s International Realty. Pelham Art Center is grateful for the generosity of the contributing restaurants, businesses, artists and donors who help make the Art Center’s free arts access possible.
Tickets: $85 advance/$100 at the door; Patron tickets: $125: pelhamartcenter.org/events or call 914 738 2525 x111.