One Night Events

Upcoming Events
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Celebration of Poetry
Join us for A Celebration of Poetry at the Centers for the Arts, in this series of events dedicated to poetry that features the nationally recognized poet - Dr. Catalina Monterrosa - reading selections from their published works. In the second hour, an open mic/discussion format offers attendees a chance to read a poem of their own or of other poets. Drinks and snacks will be available.

The evening begins at 6:30pm and is Free to attend. Call 495-8989 to register. Advanced reservations are suggested.

Upcoming Events
April 29, 2019

Charmed...I’m sure
Beads, beads, beads…here’s a fun girl’s night out creating a unique Charm Bracelet. Choose your beads and learn how to attach them while enjoying a light dinner, drinks and desert. Share the fun with girlfriends, daughters, moms and granddaughters!

We provide the materials, wine, food and guidance. The evening begins at 5:30pm. The price for the evening is $60 per person. Call the Center for the Arts at 239-495-8989 to register.

Interested in a private Charmed...I’m sure event? Contact the Center for Visual Arts, 239-495-8989, for more information.

Upcoming Events
July 17, 2019

Fire and Ice
Create this stunning glass vase/votive holder during a fun evening with your friends, family or co-workers. Using 3 colors of glass design an elegant mosaic pattern then add frit for a dazzling filigree border. No experience needed, come join the fun! Limited class enrollment be sure to register early.

We provide the materials, wine, food and guidance. The evening begins at 5:30pm. The price for the evening is $75 per person. Call the Center for the Arts at 239-495-8989 to register.

Interested in a private Fire and Ice event? Contact the Center for Visual Arts, 239-495-8989, for more information.

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Fun with 'Forgery'
Have fun in this step by step recreation of a masterwork. No experience needed. Learn about the master artist and explore the work as you follow the instructor through the process.

We provide the materials, wine, food and guidance. The evening begins at 5:30pm. The price for the evening is $60 per person. Call the Center for the Arts at 239-495-8989 to register.

Interested in a private Fun with 'Forgery' event? Contact the Center for Visual Arts, 239-495-8989, for more information.


Upcoming Events
May 15, 2019
Woven Stringer Bowl ($75)
June 12, 2019
Round Mosaic Plate
August 14, 2019
Square Mosaic Plate
September 18, 2019
Square Mosaic Plate

Get Fired Up!
Sip a glass of your favorite beverage, mingle with other adventurous people, and spend an evening creating a work of art! Bring a group of friends for an evening out or come alone and meet creative folks while you make your own Tree of Life, Mosaic Creation or Kiln Carving our of fiber paper during one of our new fused glass art experiences!

Let your inner artist shine through as you learn glass-cutting techniques, effective two-dimensional design, fusing practices (melting glass together in a kiln), slumping (shaping glass into molds) and creation of various effects. You will marvel at your own creations as you design and melt your ideas into form!

We provide the glass, materials, wine, food and guidance. The evening begins at 5:30pm. The price for the evening is $70 per person, unless otherwise noted. Call 495-8989 to register. Advanced reservations are required.

Interested in a private Get Fired Up event? Contact the Center for Visual Arts, 239-495-8989, for more information.

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Great Bowls of Fire
Use brilliantly colored glazes, stamp, or slip trail designs on a beautiful hand thrown ceramic bowl of your choosing. Techniques will be explained and demonstrated while you enjoy some food and drink and then off you go! Let your creativity flow and create a unique functionable bowl. Fired bowls can be picked up the following week.

We provide the materials, wine, a delicious meal and artistic guidance. The evening begins at 5:30pm and ends at 8:30pm. The price for the evening is $60 per person. Call the Center for the Arts at 495-8989 to register.

Interested in a private Great Bowls of Fire event? Contact the Center for Visual Arts, 239-495-8989, for more information.

Upcoming Events
May 7, 2019
June 4, 2019
July 9, 2019
August 13, 2019
September 10, 2019

It's Abstract! - YOUR creativity unleashed
Join us for a whole new experience! Explore the joy of your creativity. YOUR DESIGN, YOUR COLORS, this experience IS all about YOU! Sharing fun techniques and helpful hints, Tammy Staab will show you how create your vision on the canvas. At the end of the night you will leave with a completely unique artwork.

We provide the paint, brushes, canvas, aprons, wine, a delicious meal and artistic guidance. The evening begins at 5:30pm and ends at 8:30pm. The price for the evening is $60 per person. Call the Center for the Arts at 495-8989 to register.

Interested in a private It's Abstract event? Contact the Center for Visual Arts, 239-495-8989, for more information.

Upcoming Events
April 30, 2019
May 21, 2019
June 27, 2019
July 25, 2019
September 26, 2019

Mosaics Tonight
Here’s your chance to create a beautiful Mosaic artwork in one night! After enjoying a light dinner and wine, choose from beautiful images provided or create your own. The fun begins as you select gorgeous glass pieces and learn the ancient Mosaic technique that will bring your image to life!

We provide the glass, materials, wine, a delicious meal and artistic guidance. The evening begins at 5:30pm and ends at 8:30pm. The price for the evening is $70 per person. Call the Center for the Arts at 495-8989 to register.

Interested in a private Mosaics Tonight event? Contact the Center for Visual Arts, 239-495-8989, for more information.

Upcoming Events
May 16, 2019

Playful Pedestal Plates
Choose 2 clay Pedestal Plates, one large and one small from uniquely textured patterns to smooth surfaces for your own detailed design. Learn simple techniques using colorful glazes, slip trailing and dipping to decorate your pedestal plate. Food safe and ready to use for your special events! Fired plates may be picked up the following week.

We provide all materials, wine, food and guidance. The evening begins at 5:30pm. The price for the evening is $60 per person. Call the Center for the Arts at 239-495-8989 to register.

Interested in a private Playful Pedestal Plates event? Contact the Center for Visual Arts, 239-495-8989, for more information.

Upcoming Events
April 29, 2019
May 20, 2019
June 24, 2019
July 22, 2019
August 26, 2019
September 23, 2019

Raku & You
Raku is a centuries old pottery glazing and firing process. The technique produces a lustrous, often metallic, finish. Raku & You is an evening devoted to this ancient process. Attendees choose from a number of bisque fired pots and are introduced to the history of Raku while applying glaze to their pot in their own unique design. While the outdoor kiln heats up to the correct temperature; attendees enjoy a picnic-style meal. Then the fun begins as red hot pottery is plunged into metal containers filled with combustible material. The containers are lidded and the pots rest for a few moments before being quickly cooled with water. The results are spectacular and everyone is invited back into the studio to view each piece. Everyone goes home with their very own raku masterpiece.

The evening begins at 5:30pm and ends at 8:30pm. The price for the event is $60 per person. Call the Center for the Arts, 239-495-8989 to register.

Interested in a private Raku & You event? Contact the Center for Visual Arts, 239-495-8989, for more information.

Upcoming Events
April 24, 2019

Raku 2 & You
Raku is a centuries old pottery glazing and firing process. The technique produces a lustrous, often metallic, finish. Raku2 & You is an evening devoted to this ancient process where you create a beautiful plate. Attendees choose from a number of bisque fired plates and are introduced to the history of Raku while glazing their plate in a simple or extravagant manner. While the outdoor kiln heats up to the correct temperature; attendees enjoy food and wine. Then the fun continues as the red hot pottery is plunged into metal containers filled with combustible material. The containers are lidded and the plates rest for a few moments before being quickly cooled with water. The results are spectacular and everyone is invited back into the studio to view each piece. Everyone goes home with their very own raku plate masterpiece.

The evening begins at 5:30pm and ends at 8:30pm. The price for the event is $70 per person. Call the Center for the Arts, 239-495-8989 to register.

Interested in a private Raku 2 & You event? Contact the Center for Visual Arts, 239-495-8989, for more information.


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Lunch & Lecture Series
Delve into the fascinating history and personal stories of famous artists and musicians. Women artists who changed the art world - romances that inspired great music - friendships that revolutionized art - and a country whose musical legacy continues to inspire. Enjoy a delicious catered lunch during these fascinating lectures and musical performances or art presentations. Events held at the Moe Auditorium or Vi at Bentley. 48 hours advance reservation required.
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Cancellation Policy: No refunds – $10 fee to transfer if requested 10 business days or more prior to event