Art enthusiasts and lovers of all things clay will be excited to hear that Rockport will be holding its 20th Annual Clay Expo this Feb. 4-5 downtown. The festival will host more than two dozen skilled clay artists and feature demonstrations, activities, a pottery fair and more.
The two-day event includes The Bountiful Bowl Pottery fair, happening Saturday, Feb. 4, from 10 a.m.–5 p.m., and Sunday, 11 a.m.–3 p.m, admission is $10 each day and ticket sale proceeds will benefit the Aransas County Meals on Wheels Program. The fair includes a silent auction featuring pieces created by participating artists.
A treasured tradition, the Clay Expo will be based in the brand new Rockport Center for The Arts campus. The new campus is home to a two-story visual arts and education building of galleries and classrooms, a sculpture garden, and a conference and event center known as the ROCC or Rockport Conference Center.
“We are proud to be the official new home for the annual Clay Expo,” said Luis Purón, executive director for Rockport Center for the Arts. “The ROCC provides such a great space for guests to enjoy the Bountiful Bowl Pottery Fair, an event that has become a beloved tradition in our community. We also enjoy working with the Aransas County Council on Aging to raise much-needed funding for the Meals on Wheels Program. The event is a win-win for everyone.”
Clay Expo patrons can look forward to a Saturday Artwalk along Austin Street, a showcase of the ceramic works of artist Winston Taylor entitled Contemporary Clay held at the RCA and a public reception for the annual internationally curated Birds in Art exhibit on Saturday from 5-7 p.m.
A full Clay Expo schedule is available at bountifulbowl.org.