ST. PETERSBURG , Fla. – The Morean Arts Center’s major fundraiser, Eat Rich, Play Dirty, has been a success, both in raising funds for the non-profit, but also in general reviews from attendees over the past two years. The 3rd Annual Eat Rich, Play Dirty is scheduled for Saturday, September 20 at the Morean Center for Clay located at the Historic Train Station.
“Eat Rich, Play Dirty is a unique event, high-end offerings yet a casual atmosphere where anyone can get their hands dirty”, stated Morean Executive Director Wayne Atherholt. “This event showcases exactly what the Morean is all about – creativity, fun and a place to play” Atherholt continued.
One hugely successful component of the event every year, is a raffle for local artwork by the Morean’s artist instructors, each winning comes with a free 6-week class with that artist. “The Morean has an amazing staff of talented and dynamic instructors who are the life-blood of the Morean Arts Center, this fundraiser helps to raise money to fund the educational programs and department as a whole,” stated Event Chair Beth Morean.
Proceeds will benefit the Morean’s educational programs. Annually, the Morean offers over 200 classes in a wide variety of mediums to all ages of students including children’s camps.
The Morean Center for Clay is located at 420 22nd Street South, St. Petersburg. Tickets to Eat Rich, Play Dirty will be available online at MoreanArtsCenter.org. Ticket prices include two categories: $100 per Art Supporter and Young at Art at $50 per person; Young at Art is defined as those 40 years of age and younger.
The Morean Arts Center, with roots dating back to 1917 as the Art Club of St. Petersburg, focuses on an innovative, community-oriented approach to art and art education. The mission of the Morean Arts Center is to connect people with art and to contribute to the economic development of the region. Operating under the Morean Arts Center includes the Chihuly Collection, Glass Studio & Hot Shop and the Morean Center for Clay.
The Morean Center for Clay located at the Historic Train Station is truly a unique treasure for St. Petersburg and the State of Florida. The Historic Train Station has become one of the largest working potteries in the Southeast United States with an over-reaching goal of promoting and enhancing the education of contemporary and historic ceramics. With classes, supplies, studio space and gallery sales, the Morean Center for Clay offers seamless access to clay services at a level found in only a few locations in the country and truly a haven for any pottery enthusiast.