You won’t be crying in your soup at this party … you’ll be happy, happy, happy.
Soup Dressed Up, an annual ceramic fundraiser at Stivers School for the Arts, ensures that its excellent ceramics program continues.
Hundreds of vibrantly painted soup bowls are waiting to be filled with aromatic, delicious soups from area restaurants. And, after you enjoy your soup all dressed up, you can take your unique ceramic bowl home.
“Without the support of the community, our donors, and the students who tirelessly make bowls and volunteer their time, we would not be able to maintain our ceramics studio classroom. The funds raised allow us to purchase materials and to maintain and purchase equipment which allows us to provide a high quality education in the ceramics arts at Stivers School for the Arts,” said arts ceramics teacher Emily Trick. “Students in ceramics fully benefit from the studio classroom and win awards regionally and nationally in the Governor’s Art Show, Scholastics Art and Writing Competition, and in the National Council for Education in the Ceramic Arts competition.”
Food will be provided by Lucky’s Taproom, CoCo’s Bistro, Elsa’s, Christopher’s Restaurant, Roost, the Olive Garden, Sysco, Red Lobster, EarthFare, Big Sky Bread, and Dorothy Lane Market.
While enjoying their soup, bread, dessert and beverage, guests can enjoy listening to the music of Gathering Mercury, a student band led by Ashley Stacy. Guest can also bid in the silent auction, see clay wheel-throwing demonstrations and take a studio tour. The artworks of award-winning student artists will be up in the Fifth Street Gallery.
“While the preparations for this event are great, we talk about Soup Dressed Up as the Biggest Party of the Year, and students regularly volunteer to help with the event, even those not currently in ceramics,” Trick said.
HOW TO GO
What: Soup Dressed Up, 13th annual ceramic fundraiser
Where: Stivers School for the Arts, 1313 E. Fifth St., Dayton
When: 5 to 8 p.m. Friday
Cost: $10 donation
More info: (937) 542-7448 or www.stivers.org