Soup and Screen

Film, soup and silent auction to benefit the Miller Beach Farmers Market

Marshall J. Gardner Center For The Arts

Join us for a fun night of watching the film “If You Build It” while sampling soup and freshly baked bread from local restaurants, and purchase some great items at the silent auction.  All proceeds benefit the Miller Beach Farmers Market which opens May 1 and runs every Sunday until the end of September.  Lots of new things are planned for this year’s market – think yoga classes, gardening lectures, music music music along with our wonderful produce vendors, sweet treats, food vendors, jewelry, paintings, organic lotions and more.

Doors open at 6pm and food will be served from 6.  Film screening begins at 7:15 film screening begins. $50 -$10 sliding scale. Tickets available at the door. Children under 10 free. This event is wheelchair accessible.

MILLER BEACH ARTS & CREATIVE DISTRICT and the MILLER BEACH FARMER’S MARKET are proud to present SOUP AND SCREEN a unique benefit featuring a film screening, silent auction, and tasting menu of soups and breads made by community chefs!! SOUP AND SCREEN will raise funds for Miller Beach Farmer’s Market’s 2016 development projects including a wheelchair accessible pathway, creation of a double-up bucks program for SNAP recipients, and educational programming.

Sample chef-made soups and breads from: Miller Vintage Kitchen, Marilyn’s Bakery, Chart House, Miller Bakery Cafe, Cafe 444, Mama Pearl’s BBQ and Soul Food, Great Lakes Cafe, and more!

Our Silent Auction – features goody baskets from local businesses and Miller Beach Farmer’s Market vendors as well as individual artworks made by community artists.

The main event of the evening is a screening of the feature documentary IF YOU BUILD IT. IF YOU BUILD IT follows designer-activists Emily Pilloton and Matthew Miller to rural Bertie County, the poorest in North Carolina, where they work with local high school students to build a Farmer’s Market Pavilion. Living on credit and grant money and fighting a change-resistant school board, Pilloton and Miller lead their students through a year-long, full-scale design and build project that does much more than just teach basic construction skills: it shows ten teenagers the power of design-thinking to re-invent not just their town but their own sense of what’s possible in their community and their lives. (2014, 85 minutes)

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“Soup and Screen” is part of our Screenings series.

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