Check out First Friday Art Market


Amanda Drewes

Creative Clay, Inc.


Shop for the holidays at
Creative Clay’s Friday Art Market

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – The Pinellas County Schools’ Transition student artists will host Friday Art Market, Dec. 3, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., in Creative Clay’s courtyard.

“The Transition class is excited to debut their new pieces, including one-of-a-kind hand-painted wooden earrings, key chains, and jewelry boxes,” said Amanda Drewes, ESE Teacher, Extended Transition. “Fresh out of the kiln and newly fired and painted ceramic snowmen.”

This art market is a chance to support local artists and get an early start on holiday gift purchases.

“Shop for the holidays and support these young artists for a beautiful day in the sun,” said Drewes. “I am so proud of all their hard work!”

Live music by Emily Turnage will also be a part of the Art Market. Creative Clay will welcome back British Food Stop as their Art Market Food Truck partner!

There will also be tables with items from Creative Thrift, Creative Clay’s pay-what-you-wish store for repurposed art supplies, frames, books and more.

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.


Beach Clean Up

Today was our second beach clean-up of the spring and our biggest turn out since returning to action. There were 13 of us who combed the beach today picking up trash. Many people don’t realize until they actually do a beach clean up just how much trash is left behind after a fun and relaxing day at the beach. We found pool noodles, a yeti tumbler, and loads of cigarette butts on the beach. All of this could have wound up in the gulf had it not been for our team of volunteers.

Earth to Autism is planning to do a beach clean-up each month as we now realize just how important it is that we do our part to keep our beaches clean. We hope you’ll join us next month. The plan is to do a beach clean up in Madeira Beach at sunset and maybe have a pot luck dinner. If you are interested in joining us please let us know.

I would like to thank everyone who came out today to help. You could have done many other things this morning but you chose to get up early on a Sunday and sweat it out with me. Thank you for being the change.