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Bowlfest set for Saturday at Arts Center

ELKINS — On Saturday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., The Arts Center will hold its seventh annual Bowlfest event.

Proceeds from Bowlfest benefit The Arts Center and its 1 Park Street Studio pottery location.

“Bowlfest gives the community the chance to visit The Arts Center, and to take a piece of really beautiful, handmade pottery home with them,” said Arts Center Executive Director Kurt Barkley.

This year’s Bowlfest will be held outdoors by The Arts Center’s office, and will feature a choice of Thai noodles or Chinese style noodles. Also included in the ticket price, guests can select from a wide variety of unique, handmade bowls to take home with them.

All of the bowls are handmade by local artisans crafted in The Arts Center’s 1 Park Street Studios. Pottery and wooden bowls are available from which guests may select.

“Each year, potters and other craftspeople create these beautiful bowls for us, then donate them for us to use at our Bowlfest event. We’re extremely grateful to all of our artists, Mike Kerns, Dani Cade and others who make these for us. It’s a great event, with great food, and a handmade bowl which would cost far more than the ticket price if you were to buy it,” said Barkley.

“This fundraiser helps us to continue supporting the children’s programming we provide to our region every year, and is a wonderful way to support The Arts Center.”

In addition to the Bowlfest event, The Arts Center’s 1 Park Street Studio will be open for a free open house, and will feature clay hand-building and pottery wheel demonstrations for the public.

For additional information contact the RCCAC at 304-637-2355.

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