Creative Clay’s mission is to make the arts accessible for every interested member of the Tampa Bay community regardless of age, gender, ability and/or race.
Since 1995, Creative Clay has been providing local artists with disabilities, as well as people in healthcare settings, the opportunity for expressive, educational, and vocational arts experiences. Creative Clay’s wide range of innovative programs, as well as its special events, celebrate community and the richness of our local and regional arts.
We now have seven arts programs to serve various populations who traditionally have been marginalized. Creative Clay programs include Community Arts, Creative Care, Artworks, Artlink, Summer Youth Arts Camp, Transition, Open Studio, and a developing program for military veterans. These programs serve hundreds of individuals every week.
Creative Clay events include large annual celebrations such as the folk art and folk music festival Folkfest St. Pete, and the gala party Spring for the Arts. Together they draw more than 25,000 participants. Creative Clay also hosts the recurring events Creative Clay Happy Hour at American Stage, Creative Clay Courtyard Parties, and the monthly 2nd Saturday Gallery Walks.
Creative Clay is committed to promoting the work created by its member artists through bimonthly art exhibitions in our downtown gallery and various public venues throughout the greater Tampa Bay region. Please contact Creative Clay for information.