We are excited to announce that we’re partnering with Creative Clay! The collaboration is the first temporary exhibit featured in Fairgrounds’ Community Room and will highlight artworks created by Creative Clay artists. The exhibition will be in place when Fairgrounds St. Pete opens later this spring.
What’s the Fairgrounds St. Pete Community Room, you ask? Our Community Room is an initiative to highlight local arts and community organizations. The room will feature a rotating series of exhibitions and programming and offers local organizations a stage within Fairgrounds St. Pete to educate the public about their good works. Creative Clay’s show includes 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 St. Pete 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. Member Artists’ opportunity to create and sell artwork in the community and beyond demystifies stereotypes surrounding individuals with disabilities. Our collaboration with them creates another touchpoint for the public to interact with and experience work created by artists with different abilities. It is so exciting to have these amazing artists as part of our creative community!
“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 is available to purchase.
Immersive Members get early access to the Community Room, so be sure to get your membership today!