Cre8ive Arts Networks, brings community, conversation and clay to Chaffee Crossing Historic District! Fort Smith, Arkansas – CAN, Inc. studio artists and potters will present an Open Studio Day in conjunction with National Clay Week, taking place at 7408 Buckhorn off Terry Street on October 13, 2018, featuring ceramic art made by Vincent Dafatta, Patty Hall, Jennifer Humphries, Bennett Nolan, Michelle Needham, and others.
CAN, Inc. is proud to participate in National Clay Week Open Studio (NCWOS), a nationwide event that celebrates clay, community, and creativity. Join us in this nationwide for a celebration of the ceramic arts! Studios all over the country will open their doors for demonstrations, lectures, and exhibitions.
At our location, we will have History about the lost potteries of South Sebastian County, wheel throwing demos, an ART of Words community project kick off, door prizes, and beautiful, functional works of art made from clay for sale! There will be a RAKU demo, handbuilding demos and more!
This event is free for the public and appropriate for all ages. We will accept donations to go toward training supplies and new equipment. According to Lindsay Oesterritter, NCWOS co-founder, ”Building on the success of last year’s National Clay Week, we are excited to extend the week-long event into the weekend with Open Studio. We are looking forward to building local communities as well as the community online.”
As a 501 C3 non-profit, we rely on donations for everything including supplies to operating costs.
If you believe that art should be fostered and encouraged to grow with hearts of all ages, please feel free to donate.
We will accept donations of almost any kind - from cash, recyclable cans, to art supplies. Most importantly we rely on donations of time.
Volunteers run our network.
Students and seniors: $20
CAN Patron: $100.00
Studio Space: $30.00 per month - sponsor a studio space $330.00 will cover a space for an artist needing a space to create. ( Studio space is sponsored by _______ plaque)
Annual Membership Dues will go toward wheelchair accessible pottery wheels. (Cost is approx $2,800 each)
Volunteer - our program relies solely on volunteers - if you are interested in becoming a CAN volunteer, please contact us.
CAN Recycling Program. Please feel free to donate your unwanted cans. We use the profits from the CAN Recycling Program to purchase supplies.
Cre8ive Arts Network, Inc. is a 501 C3 non-profit.
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Participating in art classes has many benefits. Weather you are looking to relax, gain focus, socialize, or improve your artistic skills - we have something to offer everyone! No matter your age or level of experience, we welcome all who would like to participate in our classes. Check out our classes and see which one interests you! Call us at (479)357-9079 or use our contact form for more information.