Tour mixes art and cuisine to benefit Creative Spark
Creative Spark Center for the Arts presents its annual fall fundraiser, Art on the Beach & Chefs in the Kitchen on Sunday, Nov. 10 from 1 to 5 p.m.
This afternoon tour of Sullivan’s Island homes and studios features more than 25 artists selling their creations along with chef demonstrations and tastings. Tickets are $35 in advance or $40 the day at of the event at Battery Gadsden and are available online at www.creativespark.org, at 881-3780 at Sandpiper Gallery and at Everyday Gourmet.
Art on the Beach poster artist Carol McGill is an “experimenter with a distinctive style” who owes her inspiration to the inventive imagery of Matisse, the plein-air subtleties of Monet and the high-contrast color creations of van Gogh. Her work has won her several prestigious awards, including 2011 Best Local Artist by Popular Voice and 2009 and 2010 Piccolo Spoleto One Woman Show awards.
Patrons can earn a commemorative glass by spending $100 or more on art and enjoy bottomless champagne all day at Salt, Station 22 or the “Toast the Artists” reception 5 to 7 p.m. at the Island Club with a cash bar and desserts. Other participating restaurants are the Old Village Post House, Co-op, Village Bakery, Amuse, Henry’s Crab Cakes, Gullah Gourmet, Joe’s Catering, Everyday Gourmet and chef Jane Smith. Sponsors of this event also include Sandpiper Gallery and InTown.com.
Creative Spark is a private not for profit multidisciplinary art center in Mount Pleasant. Its mission is to provide high-quality arts education with a philosophy that everyone has a creative spark and that learning the arts should be fun. It serves more than 400 students each week ranging from newborns through adults including summer camps and many classes in art, drama, clay and private lessons in voice, violin, guitar and piano. Call 843-881-3780 or visit www.creativespark.org for a listing of programs.