LYNCHBURG, Va. (WFXR) — Shaping into some family fun! On Oc. 15, The Academy Center of the Arts will host its first annual Academy Clay Festival in the Pacific Life Parking Lot from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m.

The festival organizers say, the event is a free family-friendly festival and will feature clay artist from all across the region: potters, sculptors, wheel throwers, and hand builders.

“The Academy is pleased to present our first Annual Clay festival to the Lynchburg Community!” says Academy Chief Programming Officer, Michelline Hall.

Not only will the event include clay artistry, but organizers say this urban fall festival will also include curated vendors including artisans, makers, food trucks, bouncy houses, and more.

“Working with clay is one of the oldest forms of art and function dating back to the Neolithic period. The legacy of craftsmanship and artistry found in pottery is something that touches all of humanity and we are excited to celebrate contemporary artists who use this form in our region!”

Some of the included vendors for the Clay Festival include buy not limited to the following:

  • Hill City Ceramics
  • Bahama Sno Shack
  • Mosaic Collective
  • Caribbean Jerk pt

Tickets are free for the festival but must be reserved online here. Sponsors of the event include Pacific Life, MemberOne, and Terry Subaru, and the event is supported by the BWXT Access Program.

For more information or to reserve tickets, contact The Academy Center of the Arts Box Office at 434-846-8499, or visit this link.