For the fourth consecutive year, Scripps College presents "The Clay Day Art, Music and Dance Festival," a unique family event featuring art activities and live music, on Sunday, March 7, from 11a.m. to 4 p.m. on the Scripps campus. Admission is free and open to the public.
This year’s music, courtesy of the Recording Industries’ Music Performance Trust Funds and presented by Billy Mitchell Productions, includes The Jumpin’ Joz Band, called "the swingin’est band in the Los Angeles club scene"; the Island Breeze Caribbean Band, known for its blend of steel drums, keyboards and drums; and Latin jazz recording artist Bobby Rodriguez. "The Clay Day Art, Music and Dance Festival" is supported in part by grants from the Claremont Community Foundation, The Claremont Courier, Starbucks Coffee, Francine and William Baker, MaryLou and George Boone, and Gloria and Sonny Kamm. The festival will be held in the courtyard outside the Williamson Gallery, located on the Northwest corner of 11th and Columbia Streets in Claremont.
The festival includes the best known exhibition of international contemporary ceramics in the United States, with works by nine outstanding artists.
There will be arts and crafts for children, including clay workshops in the Scripps art studio, where they can enjoy modeling activities and tile-making workshops, presented by Beccas Color Your Own Ceramics in Claremont. Artists from First Street Gallery, local artists and student artists from Scripps, Pomona, Pitzer, Mt. San Antonio, Cal Poly Pomona, Chaffey, and La Verne Colleges will showcase their ceramics, with items for sale. Food and refreshments from Robin’s restaurant in Pasadena will be available. In addition, there will be special music entertainment for the children. For more information, please call (909) 607-3397.