ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – Creative Clay will host Creative Giving Virtual Holiday Shoppe and Silent Auction Nov. 23-30.
Holiday shopping kicks off online with a virtual silent auction of art created by Creative Clay member artists and products such as coffee gift packages, holiday cards and ornaments.
Shoppers can “buy now” or bid against others for Creative Clay art that has been hand-selected by local Art Oracles, including Christopher Still, Steven Kenny, Rasta, Chad Mize, Dee Perconti and more. These artists share why a particular piece is a favorite of theirs and why it’s meaningful to them.
Engaging Art Oracles is a unique idea that the non-profit is implementing for the first time. The goal is to further connect the art community and drive shoppers to the event.
“We thought the idea of partnering up with people who were well known for their involvement in St. Petersburg’s art scene would be a great way to help Creative Clay stay active in the minds of our community,” said Development Coordinator Shane Hoffman.
“I believe getting a few ‘Art Oracles’ to lend their taste and influence has the potential to help Creative Clay reach more art lovers who may not already be familiar with our mission.”
Also available will be 20 donated Black Crow Coffee Co. gift packs with Creative Clay private label coffee and a Creative Clay mug designed by Member Artist James B. Greeting card/ornament packages also will be available. Shop from the comfort of home for holiday gifts and decor, one of a kind and original works. All proceeds benefit Creative Clay’s programs that create equality through art.
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, 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 actively create, market and sell their work.