Old Town Artisan Studio is sponsoring its  first-ever “Hearts for Art” Gala Jan. 6, 2013 to raise funds for providing free  clay sculpting and glass making classes to the underserved youth and seniors in the Coachella Valley.

The gala, open to the public, will be held at the La Quinta Resort and Club’s Flores Ballroom starting at 6 p.m.  Tickets are $125 per person. To purchase tickets, please call (760) 777-1444 or visit online at www.oldtownartisanstudio.org

Guest sculptor Georgia Gerber will be working on a new work during the gala.  One of her signature  works also will be part of the  live auction.


  • A four course sit-down meal, hors d’oeuvres, cheese and fruit
  • No-host bars
  • Live auction
  • Silent auction and grab board
  • Entertainment
  • Our signature wine wheel

Victory Grund, founder of Old Town Artisan Studio, said the Hearts For Art gala, through a generous donation from the La Quinta Resort and Club, will make sure that “art never becomes a lost art.”

” My dream is to have representatives from each non-profit group  in the Coachella Valley we serve and tables reserved from every  county club and community,” she said.  “We have had an amazing response so far and believe that many are catching the dream with us.”

Old Town Artisan Studio invites persons of all ages to reveal their artistic expressions through the medium of clay, Bisque pottery and fused glass. Studio use, blended with fee exempt (free) instruction, is offered to numerous charities serving the interest of youth, special needs and seniors throughout the Coachella Valley. They include Boys and Girls Club of the Coachella Valley, Salvation Army, United Cerebral Palsy, Indio Teen Center, Indio Senior Center, Mourning Star and many more.

Old Town Artisan Studio is located at 51-105 Avenida Villa, Suite 101.  For more information, please call (760) 777-1444. Contact us online atwww.oldtownartisanstudio.org

About Old Town Artisan Studio: a 501(c)(3) public charity. Classes and private instruction are available with professional instructors. Clay techniques include: throwing pots on the wheel, sculpting for clay finish or bronze, hand building, life casting, glazing and kiln firing. The studio gallery displays and sells the resident artists.The studio also provides glass fusion jewelry class. participation in these classes allows Old Town Artisan Studio to conduct classes for underserved children and adults and other charitable groups. The studio can accommodate parties and social events on a prearranged basis.