— Creative Clay, a local Tampa Bay non-profit whose mission is to provide educational, expressive and vocational opportunities to individuals with obstacles by connecting them to the community through art, is changing the lives of hundreds of people each and every day. Located in the heart of St. Petersburg, in the Edge District, Creative Clay has been serving the community for 20 years now, and throughout the past two decades, the organization has gained statewide recognition for the amazing work that …

— This month’s SHINE mural festival has been all the talk of St. Petersburg residents and visitors, but if you don’t think AARP when you think of the city’s burgeoning mural scene, you don’t know…Ethel. Among the many new spray-painted artworks gracing the city’s walls, one in particular is my favorite.  On the 8th Street side of the Morean Arts Center, local star muralist Derek Donnelly has painted “Keep on Cruisin’ (Xtreme Ethel)” on the wall of the elevated breezeway over …