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Go Big or Go Gnome: A Competitive, Social & Artistic Fall Fundraiser

 Krasl Art Center is thrilled to announce its upcoming fall fundraiser, "Go Big or Go Gnome," promising a blend of competition, creativity, and community engagement. This event is set to captivate art enthusiasts and families alike, all while supporting the invaluable work of the Krasl Art Center and the Clay Artist Guild.


Funds raised during this event will play a pivotal role in enabling the Clay Artist Guild to acquire essential equipment that would otherwise be out of reach. Additionally, these contributions help sustain Krasl Art Center's free exhibitions throughout the year, ensuring that art remains accessible to all.


Event Details:


·     Thursday, November 2, 2023, 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

·     Friday, November 3, 2023, 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

·     Saturday, November 4, 2023, 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.


Location: Krasl Art Center, 707 Lake Boulevard, St. Joseph, MI 49085



·     FOOD: Indulge in delectable fare from food trucks stationed on KAC grounds for lunch, including Taste of Freedom, Sammy Arepas, and Ben’s Pretzels.

·     FUN: Witness the imaginative entries in the Gnome Competition, and take part in a Gnome Art Activity for just $5 (or bring it home to make with the family!)

·     SHOP: Explore a treasure trove of offerings at the Annual Clay Artist Guild Sale, in The Shop, and from a diverse range of talented artists.

·     RAFFLE: Stand a chance to win spectacular prizes by participating in our raffle.

·     COSTUME: Friday and Saturday come dressed for a fun costume contest and a chance to win for those who come dressed as a Gnome. 



·     Thursday Evening, November 2, 2023: For those unable to attend the daytime festivities, visit Zoup at 119 Main Street, St. Joseph, MI from 4 - 7 pm for a Give Back Night in support of Krasl Art Center.

·     Friday, November 3, 2023: Join us for a fun costume contest and a chance to win for those who come dressed as a Gnome. Head to The Buck Burgers and Brews at 412 State St, St Joseph, for a Second Give Back night from 4 pm - close.


"We're excited to welcome the community to 'Go Big or Go Gnome,'" says Tami Fauver, Executive DIrector and Chief Curator at Krasl Art Center. "This event not only celebrates artistic expression but also reinforces the vital role that each attendee plays in supporting our mission."


For more information and to submit your gnome, please stay tuned to Krasl Art Center's social media channels or visit our website at

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