June 16, 2018
1:00 pm-4:00 pm
Touchstone invites the public to our campus from 1-4pm on Saturday, June 16th for a free, family-friendly Open House event. Our gallery will be open with an exhibition of work by our Artist Of The Year: Tadao Arimoto, and Travis Winters; Touchstone’s Programming Manager. Visitors can start there and go on to tour our professional studios and watch people working in our studios in blacksmithing, ceramics, glass, and jewelry. There will even be a kids’ activity that is free for all who wish to participate.
This is the perfect day to come and learn all about what we offer at Touchstone and visit our rambling wooded campus in gorgeous Fayette County.
Spring Scholarship Fundraiser:
A Celebration of Creativity
Thursday, June 28, 2018, 6:00 p.m.
Join Touchstone for a fun-filled evening to raise scholarship funds for deserving students. There will be a silent auction, live jazz music, good food, drinks, and great company.
DiAnoia’s Eatery, 2549 Penn Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15222
with Live Jazz Music by Joshua Ben Trio
Tickets: $150 per person | Table for eight: $1,200
Summer Evening Arts I
Visit Touchstone’s 150-acre campus and join us as we celebrate the summer season of workshops, and show our appreciation to 2018 Artist of the Year, Tadao Arimoto. We look forward to seeing you at Touchstone for a wonderful evening of creativity. This first event of the Summer Evening Arts series will feature a reception showcasing Tadao’s works.
Reception for Touchstone’s 2018 Artist of the Year: Tadao Arimoto
Friday, June 22, 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Touchstone is excited to celebrate Tadao Arimoto, a talented, hardworking, and renowned maker, with an exhibit from May 4 through July 8, 2018.
Summer Evening Arts II
Reception for Touchstone’s 2018 Staff Exhibition
Sunday, July 29, 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Touchstone is proud to showcase the work of our talented staff, including resident artists, summer interns, technicians, and assistants; who are on campus to learn, network, and share their talent. These emerging artists come from across the country to learn studio management and operations while refining their artistic skills by working with some of the country’s best craft instructors. The exhibit runs through August 31, 2018.
Volunteer Appreciation Lunch
Saturday, October 13
An afternoon of food, fun, and camaraderie with friends to celebrate all of you who help Touchstone thrive!
Annual Fall Benefit
Friday, October 19 at 6:30 pm
Touchstone is Crafting a Mystery for our annual fall benefit… A Farm to Table Dinner: where the tables are turned. A murder mystery in three acts, where one of our own is the culprit. Help us determine “whodunnit!” The event will be held at The Pittsburgh Field Club, 121 Field Club Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15238.
In addition to a delicious farm-to-table meal with provisions from Serenity Hill Farms, attendees will get a taste of Touchstone! Touchstone artists are crafting an evening of demonstrations to delight your senses. Blacksmiths will be forging iron, ceramists will be sculpting clay, glass artists will be showing off their flame-working skills, painters will be capturing the view with their brush strokes,… and the list goes on!
The evening will be filled with excitement and lively characters!
Tickets are $150 per person
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Annual Membership Meeting
Saturday, November 3, 1:00 p.m.
Current members are invited to the annual membership meeting at which we will review the year’s accomplishments, elect board members, and plan for 2019.
June through August
It is a tradition on the Touchstone campus to hold auctions throughout the summer. New items made by students, staff, and instructors are offered each week. Everyone has a chance to bid and all proceeds go to supporting Touchstone’s operations and programs.
Looking for fun weekends of learning and networking with peers? Celebrate our craft heritage and join us for a weekend symposium. The 2018 Symposium Series includes a variety of mediums and a myriad of topics that will appeal to all makers. As Pennsylvania’s only residential craft school, Touchstone’s convenient geography makes it the ideal mid-Atlantic platform for these gatherings.
Saturday, May 19
Rivers of Steel Iron Pour with Blacksmithing Demonstrations
Don’t miss this one-of-a-kind event! An exciting fiery display of molten hot steel being poured into molds here on Touchstone’s campus.
Makers Symposium Series including Alchemist Picnic V
Attend an exciting weekend of demonstrations, lectures, networking, and more in ceramics, glass, metals and jewelry, and mosaic arts.
Keystone Metals Forum V
Join this opportunity for dialogue and collaboration between established and emerging metalsmiths from across the Commonwealth and beyond.
First Annual Keystone Ceramics Forum
Be a part of this first annual event, an opportunity for dialogue and collaboration between established and emerging ceramic artists from across the Commonwealth and beyond.