Fairgrounds St. Pete Announces Partnership with Creative Clay
New artwork is coming to town! Fairgrounds St. Pete announced their partnership with St. Pete based Creative Clay. The collaboration is the first temporary exhibit featured in Fairgrounds’ Community Room highlighting artwork created by artists who have participated in Creative Clay programs.
The exhibit will be in place when Fairgrounds St. Pete opens later this spring. The Fairgrounds St. Pete Community Room is an initiative to highlight local arts and community organizations. Through a series of temporary exhibitions and programming, the space offers organizations an opportunity within Fairgrounds St. Pete to educate the public about their good works. Creative Clay has curated a selection of 11 paintings and 64 painted records for the debut Community Room exhibit.
“Supporting the local arts community is at the heart of what Fairgrounds St. Pete is all about,” said Liz Dimmitt, Fairgrounds CEO/Co-Founder, “so for our first Community Room exhibit, partnering with Creative Clay was a natural fit. Their mission to help people with disabilities achieve full and inclusive lives through art embodies Fairgrounds’ motto ‘Art for All, Play for All, Joy for All,’ and we are thrilled to have the opportunity to showcase the artwork of their talented artists.”
Since 1995, Creative Clay has strived to bring “Equality Through Art” to the St. Pete community. Their Community Arts Program serves 50-60 adult artists with neuro-difference each week. The opportunity for Member Artists to create and sell artwork in the community and beyond demystifies stereotypes that surround individuals with disabilities. The collaboration with Fairgrounds creates another touchpoint for the public to interact with and experience work created by artists with different abilities.
“We are thrilled to be partnering with Fairgrounds St. Pete,” said Kim Dohrman, Creative Clay CEO. “Having the work of our artists featured in the debut exhibit of the Fairgrounds St. Pete Community Room furthers one of our primary values of inclusion for our artists with disabilities. Partnerships like this one are essential to our mission."
All the artwork on loan from Creative Clay will be available to purchase while on display at Fairgrounds St. Pete. For more information, click here.