ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – Creative Clay Fest, Creative Clay’s largest fundraiser, will be Nov. 9, 11 a.m.-8 p.m., in the Grand Central District, across from Creative Clay, 1846 First Ave. S.
Creative Clay Fest (formerly Folkfest St. Pete) is a celebration of original art and live music. Now in its 13th year, the festival was created to draw good folks to the mission of Creative Clay and raise funds to support its programs for people with disabilities.
Creative Clay Fest attracts local makers, creators and folk artists, as well as those from throughout the state and Southeast. Confirmed vendors include Missionary Mary Proctor, Don Stone, Jack Beverland, Rasta Geary Taylor, Nicholas Holman, Altered by Michelle, Pergamo Paper Goods, Black Sun Body Art and Red Tent Women’s Initiative. Creative Clay artists also will be selling their original folk art.
Qualifying vendors must sell original art or hand-made merchandise for this curated festival. The vendor fee is $100. Interested applicants should download a vendor application at www.creativeclay.org or contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Creative Clay’s vision is to make the arts accessible to all. Its mission is to help people with disabilities achieve full and inclusive lives through access to the arts by providing expressive, educational and vocational experiences.
Creative Clay’s core program is its Community Arts Program, which serves 50-60 adult artists with neuro-differences each week. Through the implementation of additional offerings, such as the inclusive Art Around the World Summer Camp and Summer Studio for older teens and young adults, Artlink employment program, Creative Care Arts in Wellness outreach program, and its Pinellas County Schools’ partnership Transition program, individuals of all ages and abilities are mentored, taught and empowered to become working artists who create, market and sell their work. Creative Clay’s programs reduce the stigmatization often found among people with disabilities. The success of Creative Clay’s programs demystifies stereotypes surrounding those with disabilities and creates a culture of acceptance throughout the community.
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