Following the Fairfield DD mission of "Bringing about a vibrant community where people lead fulfilling lives and make meaningful contributions", we are happy to welcome a variety of clubs, meetings and events into our space. Ask us how to host your next meeting or event here too!
The Arts Group: Every Tuesday, a group of art enthusiasts - knitters, quilters, mixed media artists - gathers at Art & Clay to work on their individual pieces in the company of others who enjoy art. Like an old-fashioned quilting bee, this group shares stories, ideas, laughter and life stories. Open to people of all abilities and skill levels, Art & Clay is pleased that this independent group uses our space for their creative circle. Want to join them? Bring your project and stop on in.
Next Chapter Book Club:
A community-based book club program for adolescents and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities meets weekly at Art & Clay on Main at noon. Beginning in November they will meet each Wednesday. Members (including some who cannot read) love books for the same reasons most people do. They enjoy being transported to different worlds where they meet interesting characters and learn about exciting new things. With hundreds of clubs meeting weekly in North America, Australia and Europe – Next Chapter Book Club is the largest community-based book club program of its kind in the world.
Sensory Friendly Sundays: It is our goal to make Sensory-Friendly Sunday a comfortable environment for kids and adults with a variety of sensory differences. On Sensory-Friendly Sunday, our lights are dimmed, the music is off and we won't use our blenders so that those with a range of sensory sensitivities can experience all that Art & Clay has to offer. Our trained staff and volunteers will be on hand to answer any questions you have and, if necessary, direct you to a quiet space that provides a chance to cool down and take a break. We even have widgets on hand. For more information, give us a call!
Board Game Night: Join expert local board gamer JP Seesholtz one Friday a month and learn how to play some of the world's best-loved games you may never heard of! People with and without disabilities come together for three hours of gaming fun and instruction while they tackle games like King of Tokyo, Cattan and Escape the Dungeon. A fun night that often coincide with free live music. No reservations are necessary! Give us a call to learn the time and game of the month!