ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – The Good Folk Follies Silent Auction opens Saturday, May 1 with the Good Folk Follies, a variety show, from 7-8 p.m. on Facebook Live, and concludes Friday, May 7.
Follies have historically helped our country deal with seemingly insurmountable challenges. In the early 20th Century, Ziegfeld’s Follies provided light, inexpensive entertainment for the masses at a time when the country was at war, battling the Spanish Flu pandemic, and then the 1929 Stock Market Crash. More than a century later, Creative Clay wants to provide accessible, inclusive entertainment during this challenging time. The Good Folk Follies plans to do just that.
“We wanted to create a fun and quirky event for our Spring fundraiser, and this really fits the bill,” said Creative Clay CEO Kim Dohrman.
The entertainment lineup will include Creative Clay Member Artists, who will share their talents, as well as local performers, such as a balloon artist, magician, poet, and Irish step dancers.
Businesses that want to support Creative Clay are invited to donate a gift card/certificate to the Good Folk Follies Silent Auction. The silent auction will highlight businesses with the primary focus on bringing them new customers.
“With a gift card there’s an exact value and not a guessing game,” said Development Coordinator Shane Hoffman. “They are easy to distribute and can even be mailed. Gift cards offer opportunities to get great deals on favorite local hot spots. When you bid on a gift card you help Creative Clay, the business and help yourself to a unique experience.”
Businesses can also participate as a 2021 Creative Clay Sponsor. Attractive packages can be designed to provide market visibility and to create a beneficial partnership with Creative Clay. To inquire about sponsorship opportunities, please contact Development Coordinator Shane Hoffman at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 727-825.0515.
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 camp, Summer 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 www.creativeclay.org. Like Creative Clay on Facebook, follow on Instagram @creativeclaystpete; follow on Twitter @creativeclay and on LinkedIn.