St Pete Clay Gets UnchainedThursday, September 6 @ 5:05 pm
This is one of those events that stands on its own and we’re so happy to share it with you. The idea was conceived by Elizabeth Bunbury, who runs local non-profit, Answered Prayers Crosses. And the St Pete Clay Company, where her clay crosses are made, lends itself well to hosting such an “unchained” event. But, we can’t take credit for this one….it came together all on its own! And this is our hope with The Unchained Gang…..that events incorporating our 3 ingredients – local business, local art and local cause – will crop up all over St Pete and will organically put focus on the things that make our great city GREAT!
Come on out on Tuesday, September 4 and be a part of a great event bringing focus to Local Art, Local Cause and Local Business! The event has been named “Wine, Women and Handbags” and your $20 donation at the door goes to their great cause. Come bid on unique handbags filled with goodies. From Chanel to handcrafted specialty bags, you’re sure to find one that suits you!
The Local Art side of this event is big! Not only do we have the artisans that showcase their pottery at the St Pete Clay Company, but we have ALL of St Pete serving as the artists that have assisted in making the clay crosses at the core of the mission of this charity. And on top of the visual arts, we have some music at the core of this event as well. The John Kelly Band has played for several of Elizabeth’s events at the Clay Company and will be sharing their tunes for this one as well!
The Local Cause – Answered Prayers Cross, Inc. – is a full circle ministry created by women for women and their families. The goal of Answered Prayers Cross is threefold: to provide emotional support through shared stories of hope; to deepen faith through spiritual connection; and to provide financial assistance through small one-time grants given with love. Each of these goals is accomplished through the production and the sale of crosses made from clay. Groups of women and children donate their time, talent and resources in the studio to create the Answered Prayer crosses. While sharing their stories faith and hope, crosses are being molded and connections are being forged. In addition to stories told in the making of the crosses, they encourage each person who receives a cross to share their story of hope, faith and love. The journey of each cross begins by registering its individual number on their website – answeredprayerscross.org
The Local Businesses – CA Cafe, JJ’s Market, Girl’s Night to Give, Jim Tizzano Photography and Hideaway Cafe – are all participating and bringing their local support and sharing in this event with some really great food and fun! So be sure to come on down for a great cause.