Hoffapalooza open house slated for September

Join us for Hoffapalooza 2016! Save the date. Hoffman Center for the Arts in Manzanita will celebrate its 12th anniversary with an open house on Sept. 3, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the Center.


Come out for a tour, talk to volunteers involved in the various activities, both long-running and new. Representatives will be available at information displays to answer questions you have about programs: Film Series, Manzanita Writers’ Series, the North Coast Squid Literary Journal, Clay Studio, Music Events, and The Art of Aging, Art of Dying Series.


Hoffapalooza will include an art show by Clay Studio Artists, and displays from the Word & Image event, Film Series, and art by students who have taken visual arts classes held at the Center during the past year. You’ll also get to watch artists demonstrate their craft.

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Step into the Clay Studio for more demonstrations. In the Writing Lounge area, try your hand at “On-the-Spot-Poetry,” magnetic poetry, to be published. All magnetic poetry will be photographed and included in a book for sale as a fundraiser.


Refreshments and cold beverages will be served at the open house.


Leading up to Sept. 3, raffle tickets for a variety of prizes will be on sale every Friday from 5 to 8, in front of Polaris Art Gallery, on Laneda near the Farmer’s Market, as well as at HCA events. Raffle tickets will be available throughout the day on September 3d as well.


Prizes include:

  • 2 entrees at Blackbird ($60 value)
  • Inn at Manzanita – one night’s stay
  • Spindrift Motel – one night’s stay
  • Cloud and Leaf – gift certificate for $50
  • El Trio Loco – gift certificate for $ 30
  • Admission for the “Season” of Manzanita Writers’ Series ($42 value)
  • Tuition for a Clay Studio Wheel Class ($35)
  • Silk Scarf from Syzygy
  • Souveneir Book from Manzanita News & Espresso
  • Handmade Vase from Finnestere ($495 value)


Check out the Silent Auction Sept. 3. You’ll have a chance to bid on a fun creativity experience for you and a group of friends, from a wheel/handbuilding class in the Clay Studio to a Writing Workshop to a Botanicall Drawing Art Workshop, to a Washboard Music Class.


The raffle drawing and silent auction winners will be announced throughout the Hoffapalooza event. You do not need to be present to win.


Save the date! Stop by and find out what’s new at HCA: Sept. 3 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. for Hoffapalooza.