Collector Adventure

September 6 - 9
The 2018 Collector Adventure features a gig list of notables in the ceramic community, and the compilations are designed to elevate and educate collectors of every level of interest and dedication. Participation in the Collector Adventure grants you access to a special line up of private collections, exclusive tours, artist studios, demonstrations, and social events.

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The Collector Adventure Includes:

  • Social Gatherings:
    • Overture Cocktail Party and Artist Reception
    • Opening Night Benefit Sale, Members Only Backstage Preview Hour, and NCC Blowout Party of the Year
    • Saturday Standing Ovation Happy Hour with artists and the NCC crew of volunteers and staff
  • Weekend Artist Demonstrations and Lectures, including:
    • Painted Bird with Pattie Chalmers & Sue Tirrell
    • Mr. Brightside with Kurt Brian Webb
    • Message In A Bottle Ron Meyers, Ted Saupe, & Betsy Williams

Friday Tour of Collections, Exhibitions, and Studios in the Twin Cities
Each and every collection was recruited because it includes ceramic art, but clay may or may not be the diva or focus of the collection. In addition to a few other interludes, collectors will view:

  • Personal collection of NCC’s Executive Director
  • Ceramic studio of esteemed local maker
  • Private tour of local arts organizations including Foci - Minnesota Center for Glass Art and Textile Center

$275 includes all APF ticket fees, transportation to and from your hotel and NCC during the weekend. Friday's lunch at a local restaurant is not included in the fee. NCC graciously caters all other meals during the festival. Our Collector Adventure guests will travel together by tour van, driven by an NCC representative, and attentively accompanied by a tour leader. Airport transportation and lodging are not included. However, you may direct any inquiries regarding travel and accommodations to or 612.339.8007 x301.

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