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“Mysteries of Mathews” Fundraising Raffle October 30 2020, 0 Comments

We have needed to rethink their fundraising plans this year due to the pandemic. Unable to host a large gathering of people, the annual Fine Arts Auction was cancelled. Bay School activities have continued, and funds are needed, so alternative fundraising efforts are underway. Bay School Board members have purchased gift certificates to local business to create a “Mysteries of Mathews” raffle basket. There are currently gift cards to five businesses in the basket, with a value of $350: Richardson’s Café, Moughons Ace Hardware, Caroline’s Cakes, Zoll Vineyards, a Watercolor Painting Lesson with Jan Finn-Duffy, and the Bay School. The basket will continue to grow with additional gift cards and mystery items. Raffle tickets are available now and will be sold online and at the Bay School until the winning ticket is drawn on December 22. Tickets are $5 each or 5 for $20. Purchase your tickets here or in the gallery.

a scallop shaped ceramic bowl full of colorful envelopes and a spool of red raffle tickets

Other ongoing and upcoming fundraising efforts include a “Succulents and More” plant sale, with donated plants and pots made by the Clay by the Bay Ceramics Guild; a limited edition print sale starting in early November, and an online auction from November 12-15. The annual Empty Bowls Fundraiser to support Hands Across Mathews will feature “really empty bowls” this year, with bowls available for sale online and at the Bay School, with no in-person soup event. Check out the Fun! Raising tab to keep up with our events and efforts.

More information and raffle tickets are found on the Bay School website.  Proceeds from the raffle and all fundraising except Empty Bowls will support Bay School community programs, such as Art-to-Go and the free OpenArts After School Program.

Empty Bowls! November 25 2014, 0 Comments

The Bay School Community Arts Center is excited to host the Middle Peninsula’s first Empty Bowls Fundraising Event to benefit Hands across Mathews. Local artists have been busy making hand-crafted pottery bowls for several months in preparation for the event. Each ticketed guest will receive one of these unique bowls and a serving of soup, bread, and water, as a reminder of all the empty bowls in the world. Empty Bowls is an international grassroots effort to fight hunger and was created by The Imagine Render Group. Events vary greatly in size and character – some are extravagant soirees while others are relaxed lunch-time gatherings. This event, on Sunday, December 7, from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 pm., will be informal and reflect Mathews’ small town community. Tickets are $15 and may be purchased at the Bay School in advance or at the door. Ticket sales will be limited to the number of bowls available, and other artwork and pottery will be offered for special sale as well. All proceeds go directly to Hands Across Mathews, so please bring cash or check.

Join us for the auction tomorrow! September 26 2014, 0 Comments

This is going to be a fantastic evening!  I hope to see you there!  See our auction page for information and directions.