Back to School with Takeya Trayer

By Jennifer Ring. At work, Takeya Trayer encourages kids to tell their own stories, teaching animation camps for kids. Outside of work, she tells her own. The children’s book, “My Mommy is My Daddy” is Trayer’s way of introducing her nontraditional family to the world…. Read More

Takeya Trayer

What is the past, present and future tense of creativity? It is a passion that knows no limits of time. The expression of imagination is free at the earliest ages… Read More

Arts Annual 2023: Discovery

Now in its sixth year! This year’s Arts Annual features some of Pinellas county’s most well-known artists as well as innovative up-and-coming creators…. Read More

Arts Annual 2023: The Party

We are excited to announce Arts Annual’s THE PARTY on Thursday, November 9th from 6-9 pm at the Gallery at Creative Pinellas. This one-night event is Creative Pinellas’ only fundraiser of the year with all proceeds supporting our artist and cultural organization grants, and student summer camp grants…. Read More

A Lit Fest for Kids Makes its Debut

By Margo Hammond. The first annual St. Pete Reads! Lit Fest — a celebration of all things literacy — was hosted by Cultured Books Literacy Foundation in partnership with the Barbershop Book Club and St. Petersburg College. Aimed at kids and their parents, it was the brainchild of Lorielle Hollaway, dedicated to promoting books and literacy in the South St. Pete community…. Read More

Non Binary Parenting

By Takeya Trayer Psychological Evaluation of a Visual   This is the cover image from my book My Mommy is My Daddy, published this year. It is cut paper collage… Read More

Professional Artist 21 Conversation

  Our newest Professional Artist Grantees Sarah Gerard, Donald Gialanella, Kenny Jensen, Cecilia Lueza, David Manson, Gloria Muñoz, Kaitlin Murphy-Knudsen, and Takeya Trayer speak with us about creating art during… Read More

A Petrified Forest

A Petrified Forest   The trunks and branches bare no leaves The trees still made sound The wicked wind from the West huffed and puffed The roots held tight to… Read More

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