ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – Local St. Petersburg non-profit Creative Clay, Inc., invites the public to join them May 4 as they celebrate their 21st anniversary of making the arts accessible to all in St. Petersburg.
Creative Clay’s third annual “Spring for the Arts” at Duncan McClellan Gallery, 2342 Emerson Ave. S, St. Petersburg, will feature a repertoire of events throughout the evening, including awards, live music by Lounge Cat, spirit tastings by the St. Pete Distillery, free swing dance lessons, an art exhibit by Creative Clay artists, magician Cory Van Valin, a silent auction, and a VIP experience with a chance to participate in a glass-blowing demonstration.
Several sponsorship opportunities and VIP packages are available. Regular priced tickets: $75.00; VIP tickets: $125. Complimentary valet parking also will be available. Information on sponsorship packages and ticket purchases can be found at: http://www.creativeclay.org/events/spring-for-the-arts-2016/
Creative Clay opened its doors as the first arts organization in the state of Florida specifically designed to serve persons with disabilities through arts education. The agency began with one student participant with a $1000 grant from the Knights of Columbus. Creative Clay continues to operate its Community Arts Program daily, serving nearly 200 individuals per week. The agency has grown to include Creative Care, an Arts in Wellness Program; Transition, a partnership with Pinellas County Schools; Art Around the World inclusionary summer camp, Artlink mentorship program, Open Studio and Summer Studio.
Creative Clay’s vision is to make the arts accessible for all. Creative Clay’s mission is to provide educational, expressive and vocational opportunities in the arts for people with obstacles to arts access. We serve people with developmental, physical and emotional disabilities, as well as people in healthcare settings, children, veterans, and provide outreach art experiences in our community. Creative Clay is located at 1114 Central Avenue, in the heart of The EDGE District of St. Petersburg.