ST. PETERSBURG, FL – After a two-year hiatus due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the multifaceted event returns May 20, 6-9 p.m., to NOVA 535 in St. Petersburg.
“We are very excited about celebrating at NOVA,” said CEO Kim Dohrman. “We think with the many activities we have planned; it will be a great space. The size of the venue and fact that there is an indoor/outdoor option is great.”
Live music, dance and theater performances will augment the celebratory evening.
“Guest can learn about Creative Clay while having fun and getting to discover our mission organically,” said CEO Kim Dohrman. Our member artists’ Iconic Landmarks of Tampa Bay show will be on exhibit, and patrons can purchase paintings from that exhibit during the event.
Spring for the Arts also will feature Artlink vocal performances by member artists Mikey J., Cory B., and Ivy J.; a short play, Billow, by Sheila Cowley featuring Creative Clay member artists and Sparks Collaborative Ensemble; and live portrait drawings by Creative Clay’s member artists.
Other event highlights include:
- Music by Boho Side Show
- Gourmet food by Island Flavors and Tings
- Wine pull with over 50 bottles of high-quality wine
- Opportunity drawings for an Apple computer, Spirit airline tickets, and a WUSF $1500 Longest Table Sponsorship for Spring 2023.
A limited silent auction including two Creative Clay hand-painted electric guitars, and a week’s stay on Manasota Key will be part of the festivities. Guests can also choose from three original member artist Creative Clay designs and one exclusive design by Chad Mize that Craft-Tee Screen Printing will put on a t-shirt or canvas bag. Monika’s Mirror Booth event photography will also be on hand so guests can capture moments and remember the evening.
Creative Clay is also seeking year-long sponsors, who will receive recognition at this event.
“We’ve simplified the sponsorship process,” said Development Coordinator Shane Hoffman. “You no longer need to contact us and send a check. QR codes make sponsoring quick and easy, right from your smart phone.”
Spring for the Arts continues a tradition of fundraising so that Creative Clay can continue serving people with disabilities through its programs that create equality through art.
Creative Clay invites anyone from the community who desires to support equality through art to purchase Spring for the Arts tickets. However, supporting the organization’s vision and mission with a Creative Clay sponsorship has never been easier.
“You can still sponsor Creative Clay in the traditional way, but we wanted to make it simple for as many people as possible to get to our website and support our mission,” Hoffman said.
Find event details at https://www.creativeclay.org/spring-for-the-arts-2022. Sponsor Creative Clay here: https://www.creativeclay.org/become-a-sponsor.
About Creative Clay
Creative Clay’s mission is to help people with disabilities achieve full and inclusive lives by providing expressive, educational and vocational experiences in the arts.
Creative Clay’s core program is its Community Arts Program, which serves 50-60 adult artists with neuro-differences each week. Creative Clay’s other programs include the Artlink apprenticeship program, Creative Care arts in wellness outreach program, and its Pinellas County Schools’ partnership Transition program.
Learn more about Creative Clay, its vision of equality through art, and its programs at www.creativeclay.org. Like Creative Clay on Facebook, follow on Instagram @creativeclaystpete; follow on Twitter @creativeclay and on LinkedIn.