The 2016 Christmas in Clayton Art & Home Tour is being held in Portofino Subdivision

** Thank You For Your Support… Christmas In Clayton Has Passed, See You All Next Year! **

At least 6 private Portofino homes will be open for public touring, filled with holiday decorations!

Come join Clayton Visual Arts Sunday, December 4th for this year’s Christmas In Clayton from 3pm to 7pm. Each visitor will receive a map indicating which homes are part of the tour. Additionally, each home is marked by a sign in the yard.

The Portofino Equestrian Center will also be open to ticket-holding visitors. In addition to Christmas cheer, each home and elegant barn will feature local artists with artwork on display that can also be purchased.

Tickets are ONLY $10 each. All profits from this Clayton Visual Arts event go to fund grants for public school art projects in Clayton.

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The 2016 Christmas In Clayton Art & Home Tour In Portofino Subdivision
The 2016 Christmas In Clayton Art & Home Tour In Portofino Subdivision

5th Annual Christmas In Clayton Tour Hosted By Clayton Visual Arts

The Christmas Tour is a great venue for meeting the area’s finest artists.

There is a wide variety of affordable artwork for patrons to enjoy gift shopping while on the Tour. Visitors can expect to see painting in all media, photography, jewelry, ornaments, wooden toys and much more!

This is the only event CVA charges admission. The $10 admission fee goes toward funding teacher assistance grants through the Dorothy Demboski Art Teacher Assistance Grants. Dorothy Demboski was an artist and active member of CVA. In Clayton, she is most known for her Clayton Patchwork, the large mural at The Clayton Center. Ms. Demboski passed away in December 2013.

Last year, CVA awarded four $300 grants to local art teachers. The grants went to Powhatan Elementary, Cooper Elementary, Corinth-Holders High School, and Cleveland High School. This year, CVA has increased the amount to $350 and hopes to award even more grants depending on ticket sales for the Art & Home Tour. CVA recognizes the need to support student art as funding continues to be cut from school budgets.

Past hosted locations for the Christmas Tour have been Glen Laurel, Neuse Colony & Neuse Colony Estates, Taft Woods West, and Downtown Clayton Historic Homes.

We look forward to seeing you at the 2016 Christmas in Clayton Art & Home Tour!

2016 Christmas In Clayton Artists

  • Deborah Coates, Photography, Clayton
  • Krissy Crittenden, Painting, Clayton
  • Catherine Donleycott, Painting, Clayton
  • BronwenFullington, Weaving, Clayton
  • Jim Hopkins, Woodworking, Clayton
  • Cathy Spivey Mendola, Jewelry, Clayton
  • Michael Morrison, Painting, Clayton
  • Kathy Nobles, Painting, Clayton
  • Medrith Nuttle, Painting, Zebulon
  • Heidi Peach, Painting, Clayton
  • Janie Prete, Painting, Clayton
  • Bill Rice, Silversmith
  • Sharlene Thomas, Decorated Eggs
  • Jo Lee Tucker, Painting, Four Oaks
  • Kyle Wilson, Photography, Clayton

2016 Portofino Houses

Begin at: The Piazza at Portofino (clubhouse), 25 Paraggi Court

  • Upperman residence, 182 Paraggi Court
  • Harris residence, 210 Paraggi Court
  • Mendola residence, 232 Paraggi Court
  • Atchison residence, 87 Rapallo Court
  • Thompson residence, 203 Portofino Drive
  • Bosick residence, 215 Sicily Drive
  • Snead residence, 265 Ventasso Drive

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Clayton Visual Arts is a nonprofit, 501 (c) 3 corporation dedicated to bringing art to Clayton. It is supported in part by the Town of Clayton Cultural Arts Foundation and private donations.