The 21st annual Chili Bowl Fiesta on Saturday, February 24 will be held at its new location (as established last year) at Ulster County Community College, located at 491 Cottekill Road in Stone Ridge. Admission costs $5 from 2 to 4 p.m. – when the best selection of handmade ceramics will be available – with free admission from 4 to 6 p.m. Nearly 1,000 handcrafted, unique ceramic vessels made at the Women’s Studio Workshop will be available for purchase, with a serving of hot and savory chili donated by local eateries included in the price, which averages $10 to $100, depending on complexity of design and form.
The chili is available while it lasts, and may also be purchased at nominal cost in paper bowls. Live music will be provided by the Rosendale-based band In the Kitchen. The artistic styles and designs used on the ceramics run the gamut from sweet to sophisticated, literal to abstract, folksy to Zenlike. The fundraiser supports the programs of the Women’s Studio Workshop, which prepares all year for this event. For more information, call (845) 658-9133 or visit https://wsworkshop.org/chili-bowl18.