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Creative Clay celebrates 25 years with virtual party

Keara McGraw




Kim Dohrman, CEO

Creative Clay, Inc.


A quarter century of serving adults with neuro-differences, creating access, dispelling stereotypes, and inspiring creativity deserves to be celebrated. Covid-19 has severely limited in-person events, but Creative Clay is taking to popular social media platforms Facebook and YouTube to celebrate and commemorate. 

Creative Clay invites the Tampa Bay area community, as well as supporters and leaders throughout Florida and the United States to don their favorite party attire and celebrate from the comfort of their homes. Beverage in hand and dressed in a cocktail dress, tuxedo, suit, or even a cool art T-shirt, guests will virtually celebrate the St. Petersburg-based nonprofit’s achievements that have fueled their growth as a leader among arts non-profits. 

The Covid-era celebration will include opportunities for guests to enjoy some of the popular musical acts that have performed at Creative Clay’s fundraiser Creative Clay Fest and at its monthly ArtWalk events. Guests will be treated to performances by Rebekah Pulley, Dean Johanesen, The Urban Gypsies, His Hem, Emily Turnage, Chant the Trees and more! 

 “We are excited to be partnering with our media sponsor Big Sea Marketing, who will be producing the event,” said CEO Kim Dohrman. “Their team is blending videos of our artists’ stories and our featured music into a beautiful, cohesive piece that should both entertain and inspire.” 

Guests will also hear from Creative Clay member artists, staff, founders, and former Creative Clay member artists! 

Creative Clay’s 25th Anniversary Celebration will feature a silent auction of items and experiences from some of St. Petersburg’s most popular businesses, restaurants and stores, as well as themed baskets.

Attendees can reserve their favorite items, such as a bottle of wine and a $50 gift card to enjoy a meal at The Big Catch at Salt Creek. Bidding opens Sept. 18 on the Clickbid platform. Visit to register. Here is a sampling of silent auction items:

  • Restaurant and bar partners; Big Catch at Salt Creek, Hawkers Asian Street Fair, Black Crow Coffee Company, Club Savor, Brew Bus, Enigma, Pinellas Ale Works
  • Experiences: 2-Hour Excursion on 40-foot Yacht, SML Coaching, The Body Electric Athletic, Bestday Fitness and Floats, Island Massage
  • Businesses – Your CBD Store St. Petersburg
  • Special St. Petersburg Arts Alliance Shine Mural Festival Book, not available for purchase anywhere.
  • Fine Art Photography by John Collins
  • Paintings by German artist Horst Mueller 
  • Jack Daniels Basket of Goodies
  • Edge District Basket
  • Tru by Hilton
  • School of Rock

Donations for the silent auction are being collected; contact Event details below:

Creative Clay’s 25th Anniversary Celebration
Celebrating 25 Years of Equality Through Art

On Facebook Live

Date and Time:
September 25, 2020
7-8:30 PM

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 campSummer 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. 

Learn more about Creative Clay, its vision of equality through art, and its programs at Like Creative Clay on Facebook; follow on Instagram @creativeclaystpete; follow on Twitter @creativeclay and on LinkedIn.



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