The Belle Isle Conservancy is hosting Sunset at the Scott, an event to raise funds for the Scott Fountain Pewabic Tile Fund, in an effort to restore the historic Pewabic tile mosaic that once covered the basin of the James Scott Memorial Fountain.
Sunset at the Scott will take place on Wednesday, August 17 from 6:30PM-8:30PM on the Belle Isle paddock near the Scott Fountain. The event will feature:
– Food offerings from El Guapo Fresh Mexican Grill, former Hatch Detroit contestant Cool Jacks Handcrafted Ice Cream + Cookies
– Live entertainment provided by local band ONEFREQ
– Open beer and wine bar, featuring a specialty cocktail.
“This promises to be a lovely evening celebrating the beauty of Belle Isle, and particularly the Scott Fountain,” said Michele Hodges, President of the Belle Isle Conservancy. “Our supporters are committed to the preservation of the original Pewabic tiles, and this event gives them a chance to help make that happen.”
To date, past supporters have helped the Belle Isle Conservancy raise nearly $75,000 towards the Scott Fountain Pewabic Tile Fund’s goal of $300,000 to complete the restoration.
The Belle Isle Conservancy continues to support its partnership with Pewabic Pottery with Pewabic on site at the event with limited edition Belle Isle tiles for sale. A portion of the proceeds from the Belle Isle tile series will be donated to the Scott Fountain Pewabic Tile Fund. The original tile mosaic was designed by Pewabic’s founder Mary Chase Perry Stratton and was removed from the fountain during a repair.
The event had previously been part of Pewabic Pottery’s annual house and garden show, but a scheduling conflict with another Belle Isle Conservancy event this year created the need for the event to take on an identity of its own with a new date and location.
Advance tickets for Sunset at the Scott range from $50-$250 and are available until August 1st. Admission is $65 at the door. Sponsorship opportunities are available. A recreation passport is required for admittance to the island. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit and to purchase tickets, visit www.belleisleconservancy.org/sunset2016