Salad Days VIP Pass

Plate by 2023 Salad Days Artist Ali Saunders

Join us for Salad Days as a VIP! This special pass gives you insider access to celebratory events on Friday July 7 and all the festivities on July 8.

As a VIP, you’ll enjoy:

Your VIP ticket purchase to Watershed’s annual Salad Days fundraiser also provides vital funds to support our growing artist programs.

Online pass purchasing has closed. For questions, please email

Pass Perks & Details

The sumptuous spread at the 2022 VIP event

Each $150 VIP pass entitles one passholder to a handmade ceramic plate by Ali Saunders, the Salad Days lunch, and all access to Watershed’s Salad Days celebration on July 7 & 8. Special VIP events include: 

  • First choice of Salad Days plates: VIP guests select their plates a day early! Each pass includes one plate. Additional plates may be purchased online with your pass before the event. 
  • Founders’ Tour of the Windgate Studio: Learn about Watershed’s history and artist programs during a tour led by Watershed co-founders Lynn Duryea, Chris Gustin, and George Mason. You’ll also hear from current artist-in-residence about their Watershed experience and get a preview of plans for our new Commons building.
  • Evening Reception & Artists for Artists Sale: Mingle with Watershed’s trustees, founders, and resident artists and shop for exceptional ceramic pieces while enjoying cocktails and seasonal Maine fare under a shady tent.

Please note that while most Salad Days activities take place outdoors, Watershed encourages masking indoors during the studio tour. 

Artists-for-Artists Sale Preview

Click on the images below to view just some of the pieces available in the Artists for Artists sale!

VIP Event Schedule

VIPs enjoy first choice of plates!

Friday, July 7

3:00 pm: Arrive & select Salad Days plates 
3:30 pm: Tour the Windgate Studio with Watershed’s founders
5:00 pm: Cocktail reception
6:30 pm: Depart Watershed for the evening

Saturday, July 8

11:00 am – 2:00 pm:  Salad Days! VIP guests receive a complimentary lunch ticket and can enjoy artist demos, shop the pottery sale, win a ceramic piece in the reverse raffle, and more. Find the full Salad Days event schedule and information here.