March 3 – 8, 2021

Friends of Clay is excited to offer a second chance to bid on some amazing items!!

There are some fantastic works by local and regional artists, as well as pieces from personal collections still available for your bids. Whether you bid on one (or a few) of these unique pieces, your support will have an incredible impact on the arts and STEAM education.

All funds raised during the Carnaval Art Auction will support the Clay Center’s STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art & Math) programs. When you support Friends of Clay events, like Carnaval, you inspire creativity, learning and wonder for thousands of West Virginia schoolchildren and families through meaningful experiences in the arts and sciences.

Bidding opens at 10AM on Wednesday, March 3, but you can get a sneak peek of the pieces that will be available for bidding.

Mural Collaboration

Friends of Clay is excited to collaborate with the Office of Public Art to commission a mural in Downtown Charleston. Please consider supporting this effort to further connect the Clay Center to the wonderful City of Charleston. All donations of $50+ will be entered to win two tickets to next year’s Carnaval! To support this exciting partnership, click the button below and note “Friends Mural” in the Comments box.

2020 Carnaval Committee
Emma Busse, Chairperson
Amanda Gianola, Claire Barth, EJ Price, Elizabeth Amandus Baker, Jacqueline Stump, Jake Ruddle, Jenny Newman, Johanna Miesner, Julia Silbernagel, Kelly Sowards, Kristin Anderson, Michaela Leffler, Rachel Coffman, Shelby Paxton, Bobbie Spry, Timothy Dunlap

For sponsorship opportunities that include event tickets and recognition, please contact Director of Philanthropy, Nichole Koenig. Call 304-561-3532 or email

Thank you to our sponsors!

Platinum Sponsor

Gold Sponsors

Silver Sponsor

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Thank You To Our Hosts

Jodie Akers

Elizabeth Armandus Baker

Kim & Greg Burton

Emma Busse

Glenna Clutter

Ali & Adam Crawford

Dr. & Mrs. James Gigantelli

Lloyd & Trina Jackson

Pete & Missy Ruddle

Dr. Matthew & Mrs. Cari Stover