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Paint pottery, support regional art

Contributed • Nov 15, 2018 at 8:00 AM

What: ”Taste & Create” pottery-painting fundraiser

Where: Arts Depot, 314 Depot Square SW, Abingdon, VA

When: Saturday 4-7 p.m. 

Cost: $50 per person


Pottery, art and food fans are invited to join Morgan Wallace Gilbert for a fun evening of painting clay pasta and soup bowls at the Arts Depot in Abingdon on Saturday, with proceeds benefiting the Depot Artists Association.

She will lead the group in painting glazes on the bowl of your choice. Throughout the evening she will serve a variety of delicious appetizers similar to those featured at Morgan’s, the restaurant she and husband, Chef Steve Gilbert, own. Tastings will include meat and cheese flatbread bites and smoked salmon just to name a few. A variety of wines will also be served.

Guests must make a reservation to attend but are free to come and go between 4 and 7 p.m.

Morgan Gilbert graduated from Southeast Culinary Institute in Bristol and began a career focused on fine dining in Southwest Virginia. She is an art teacher at Lebanon High School and an art history instructor at Virginia Highlands Community College in Abingdon.

The Arts Depot is partnering with Morgan’s for this event for guests willing to explore their creative side while enjoying great food, wine and company. The pieces created will be kiln-fired and ready for holiday gift giving.

In addition to the adult pottery painting fundraiser, she will also host a “Paint-a-Mug” party for children on Saturday between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Kids of all ages accompanied by an adult. Cookies and juice will be served. Mugs will also be kiln-fired in time for holiday gift giving. The cost is $15 per mug.

Space for both events is limited. To reserve your spot, call 276-628-9091

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