Peach Tree Pottery will celebrate its tenth anniversary with “Peachfest,” an art and live music event benefiting the Multiple Sclerosis Society, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday, June 14th at the Peach Tree studio, 3795 Boise Ave., Mar Vista.
The free event is open to the public and will highlight the pottery and ceramic work of current and former students, as well as studio teacher/ceramist Linda Mechanic. The local pottery studio has long been considered a haven for Westside emerging artists to show and sell their work.
A retrospective of previous Peach Tree Pottery gallery artists will also be available at the event, including paintings, photography and multi-media work. Studio-REV, a local recording studio, and two Boise Avenue musicians are overseeing the live music portion of the festival.
Among the musical acts scheduled to perform are Billy Yates (The Outlaws/Marshall Tucker Band), Dominic Campanella (lead vocalist/guitarist of The Quarter After), Stampead, Simone DeBlasio, Melissa Chester, Meagan Walsh and The Motion. The acts will perform throughout the event in half-hour sets from noon to 6 p.m.
The art event benefits the MS Society with 15 percent of the sale of pottery and art donated to the organization that helps people affected by MS through advocacy, education and research. Some artists plan to donate 100 percent of proceeds to the MS Society.
Additional fundraising opportunities include a raffle with chances to win prizes such as free pottery lessons, dance lessons, closet organization, haircut/styling and more. Food and soft drinks will be provided by The Metro Cafe, Pit Fire Pizza, Creative Edible Delights, and New School West, with additional donation opportunities available at the food and drink concessions.
Greener By Design will provide “green” features for Peachfest, with recycling, use of compostable/biodegradable cups, plates, bowls and utensils, and a water bottle-refillable water station.
Information on Peachfest, www.peachtreepottery.com/.