Kim Dohrman works in an art studio full of laughter and music. She’s the Executive Director of Creative Clay, St. Pete’s long and much-beloved arts center whose mission is to make the arts accessible for all.
Creative Clay helps people with disabilities find their paths as working artists who actively create, market and sell their artwork.
Kim shares how much she loves her job, the rich artistic programs Creative Clay offers – and the vibrant, expressive artists who work there.
Creative Clay’s big fundraiser, Creative Clay Fest, takes place the second weekend in November every year.
Find out more about Creative Clay at creativeclay.org.
Visit Creative Clay during ArtWalk, when the gallery is open from 5-9 p.m. with live music, every second Saturday.
Their pay-what-you-can art Thrift Store is a source for art supplies including paint, paper, cloth, craft materials, art books and more. Donations of art supplies are always welcome. Find out more at creativeclay.org/creative-thrift.
Creative Clay’s Gallery is open with original art for sale Monday through Friday 9-5, and during ArtWalk, 5-9 pm every Second Saturday.
If you’re interested in becoming a Teaching Artist at Creative Clay, you can email firstname.lastname@example.org for information.
You can lease original, beautiful work by Creative Clay artists through their Art In Offices program – creativeclay.org/art-in-offices.
Creative Clay’s Community Arts Program serves adults with developmental, emotional, and/or physical disabilities. This program provides professional artist mentorship in the performing and visual arts in a vibrant studio environment. If you’re interested in becoming an artist in the Community Arts Program, an application form is here – creativeclay.org/community-arts-application.
Creative Clay is a 501c3 nonprofit. Donations are always welcome – creativeclay.org/donate-cc.
Arts In is produced by Matt and Sheila Cowley. Executive Producer, Barbara St. Clair for Creative Pinellas.