Spring for the Arts
Creative Clay’s premier fundraising event of the year, Spring for the Arts, is on Saturday,
April 27, 2013 from 7:00 - 10:00pm on the third floor of the beautiful St. Petersburg Pier.
"Retrospect 2013: Art from the Good Folk Collection" Art Exhibit: Over 200 paintings from Creative Clay exhibitions from the past five years
Emcee: Danielle McBroom of 97x
Swing Dance Lessons: Swing Time
Live Music: La Lucha and Jun Bustamante
Food Tastings: The Kitchen, Jonny Reno's and Ricky P's. Dessert by Gateau O Chocolat
Beer and Wine: Cash bar by suggested donation
Live Magician: Magic Man Van Valin
Painting Demonstrations: Live painting by Creative Clay member artists
Free Portraits: Drawings by Creative Clay artists
Artworks Merchandise: Retail items including one-of-a-kind t-shirts, bags, scarves and more.
Art Opportunity Drawing: Featuring artwork donated by popular local and Folkfest St. Pete artists
Silent Auction: Items in the following categories: Fine Arts, Fashion, Outdoor Active and Sports, Health and Spa, Fine Dining, and Events. Also many gift baskets including: gourmet foods, wine and craft beer, pet products, bath and beauty products, and more.
Tickets are $35.00 per person in advance or $45.00 per person at the door. All ticket holders
present at the event will be eligible to win an original painting by a Creative Clay member artist. Tickets available online for $35 until noon on April 27, 2013. Tickets ordered online will be available at will call the night of the event or at Creative Clay.
CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE YOUR TICKETS!
Valet Parking at the Pier is $4. You may also park for $3 in the Dolphin or Pelican lots and take the free trolley from there to the Pier.
Live Music by La Lucha and Jun Bustamante!
La Lucha is a Tampa Bay based trio that consists of three best friends from three different parts of the world; Colombia, Mexico & United States. Its members are Alejandro Arenas, bass; Mark Feinman, drums; and John O’Leary, piano. Their repertoire is a diverse mixture of Jazz standards, Latin inspired rhythms and original compositions. Each member of the trio has extensive national and international performance experience, including a tour of Italy and France with performances at the “Umbria Jazz Festival” and “Jazz a Juan” in Juan Les Pins.
La Lucha aims to create music that transcends genres and classifications. They consider music to be live art, which will continue to breathe, grow and evolve with their commitment to it.
La Lucha was recently awarded the ‘Think Small to Think Big Grant,’ by Hampton Arts Management & Creative Pinellas and were commissioned by American Stage & The Ale and the Witch to arrange the music of The Rocky Horror Show for jazz trio and vocals.
Their debut album, “A Cup of Fuzzy Water” was released in 2009 and their second album, “La Lucha” was released on June 30th, 2012, featuring Jun Bustamante on vocals & Austin Vickrey on saxophone.
Jun Bustamante is a singer-songwriter located in St. Petersburg. Born in Japan and raised in Venezuela, Jun has been exposed to a wide variety of music and incorporates this into her unique approach.
John O’Leary | Piano
Alejandro Arenas | Bass
Mark Feinman | Drums
with special guest:
Jun Bustamante | Vocals
Magic Man Van Valin will be in attendance working the crowd!