Date ArticleType
9/21/2016 Member News
“Folkfest St. Pete” announces call to artists for its 10th anniversary festival

Emily Turnage

“Folkfest St. Pete” announces call to artists for its 10th anniversary festival

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – Creative Clay, Inc., announces its annual Folkfest St. Pete Nov. 5 and 6 on Central Avenue in St. Petersburg’s Edge District. This 10th anniversary of the folk art and music festival, held in front of Creative Clay’s headquarters 1114 Central Avenue, benefits its Community Arts Program.

National, regional and local artists are invited to exhibit at the two-day festival, which draws 5,000 visitors annually. Booth fee for two days remains unchanged at $150.00, with set up on Nov. 5. Booth sizes are 10” X 10”. Exhibiting artists receive free parking close to the venue and coffee and light breakfast each morning of the festival. Festival times are Saturday, Nov 5 , 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Sunday Nov. 6, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Folkfest St. Pete has attracted well-known folk artists such as Missionary Mary Proctor, Don Stone, Bean Spence, Kerry Topjun, jellykoe and more. Creative Clay’s member artists also exhibit and sell their work, as part of the non-profit’s vision of making the arts accessible to all. All proceeds from the festival benefit Creative Clay’s Community Arts Program, which provides professional arts instruction to individuals with disabilities five days a week.

"We are so excited to celebrate the 10th Anniversary of Folkfest St. Pete,” said Folkfest St. Pete Director Emily Turnage, who also serves as Creative Clay’s Community Arts Director and Volunteer Coordinator. “We're offering spaces for local and national folk artists alike to enjoy two days of music, art and fun in our vibrant Edge District. The best part is that all funds raised benefit our member artists and help us increase our programming and enhance our educational offerings.”

Creative Clay's mission is to provide expressive, educational and vocational opportunities in the arts for people with obstacles to arts access. We serve people with developmental, physical and emotional disabilities, as well as people in healthcare settings, children, veterans, and provide outreach art experiences in our community. Creative Clay’s range of innovative programs and special events celebrate community and the richness of our local and regional arts. In addition to its core program Community Arts, Creative Clay programs include Creative Care Arts in Healthcare, Artworks, Artlink, Summer Youth Arts Camp, Transition and Open Studio. These programs serve hundreds of individuals every week. Visit for more information. Like our Creative Clay and Folkfest St. Pete Facebook pages; follow us on Instagram @creativeclay and @folkfeststpete and on Twitter @creativeclay.