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Creative Clay will celebrate equality through art for people with disabilities at Spring for the Arts, 6-9 p.m., April 21, at NOVA 535 in St. Petersburg. A fun party packed with performances, art exhibits, a book and video launch, live music and a silent auction, Spring for the Arts also offers a 1 in 100 chance to win a trip to Ireland or Hawaii.

From now until April 21, any number of only 100 opportunity drawing tickets may be purchased for $100 each on Creative Clay’s website. The winner chooses the Emerald Isle or The Aloha State.

     Classic rock band Disston Ridge will play while guests enjoy gourmet food and dessert by Island Flavors and Tings. Also at the party: the debut of When the Tuba Shows Up, it’s a Party, a children’s book and video illustrated by Creative Clay’s Member Artists, who will perform the story with Sparks Collaborative Ensemble, which includes Playwright Sheila Cowley, Choreographer Paula Kramer, Dancer Helen Hansen French, and Vocalist Stephanie Roberts.

     “One of the things I’m really looking forward to this year is the live musical theater performance of When the Tuba Shows Up it’s a Party,” said Kim Dohrman, Creative Clay CEO. “The production was created by pairing together professional artists with Creative Clay member artists in the areas of theater, vocals, and dance.”

Creative Clay hopes to inspire guests to donate vital funds to its programs, after seeing its mission in action through live painting, performances, and art exhibits. Creative Clay Member Artists also will be on hand to draw guests’ portraits, a wonderful souvenir of the evening.

Creative Clay is supported by sponsors who believe in its vision of providing a safe and inclusive space for people with disabilities to create, market and sell their art. Businesses and individuals are encouraged and invited to support Creative Clay with sponsorships and gain recognition throughout the year including at the Spring for the Arts event.

“We love our Creative Clay sponsors,” said Development Coordinator Shane Hoffman. “They make a bigger impact than they realize on the lives of the artists that come here each day to work on their passion of making art to share with the world.”

Contact Development Coordinator Shane Hoffman at shane@creativeclay.org, or call 727-825-0515 to inquire about sponsoring Creative Clay and Spring for the Arts.

Go to www.creativeclay.org for more information, tickets, and to enter the exciting opportunity drawing.

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