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July 2018

Springfield Creatives July Meeting: The Art of the Music Business

July 18, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Musicians and designers can be like two sides of the same coin. Both oscillate between the creative and practical realms of art and business, and both rely on their creative training to lend vitality and energy to the mundane and unremarkable. Their relationship is also a symbiotic one: musicians rely on designers for visual interpretations of their craft. Album art, videos, lighting and sound design, posters, flyers, t-shirts …the list goes on. Similarly, designers look to musicians for inspiration and…

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Art Deadline for Miniature Sculpture Show

July 29, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Rosette Studios, 214 S. Campbell Ave.
Springfield, MO 65806 United States

To sign up, contact us at info@rosettestudios.com or 417-987-9155. The Sculpture Companion to the Miniature Art Show. A Show of miniature Artwork at Rosette Studios whose goal is to make Art available to everyone and raise awareness and money for PAWS Pet Pantry. All are welcome to participate, regardless of background in art. Artist is responsible to pay the entry fee of $1 for Sculpture Package (100% donated to PAWS Pet Pantry) or in lieu of the $1 entry fee,…

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August 2018

August Meeting: Accounting for Creatives

August 15, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Patton Alley Pub, 313 S Patton Ave
Springfield, MO 65806 United States
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Join us in the back room at Patton Alley Pub as we host our monthly meeting, open to all Springfield Creatives members for free; nonmembers for $10 at the door. Calling all artists and freelancers! To have a successful self-employed career, it takes more than just talent. It can be very beneficial to have some business skills to go along with that talent. At our August meeting, Whitney Wendler of BKD will be talking about self employment, reporting dos and…

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September 2018

5-Year Birthday Bash

September 19, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Missouri Spirits, 507 W Walnut St
Springfield, MO 65806 United States

WE TURN FIVE IN SEPTEMBER!!!! Please come celebrate with us at Missouri Spirits as we raise a glass to our accomplishments over the last 5 years & then raise them again to the next 5! Get an inside look as to how you can get more involved in 2019, enjoy some small snacks on us, and for the first 25 people in attendance, you can consider your first drink on us too. But the party don't stop there - we're…

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October 2018

Client Horror Stories and Costume Party

October 17, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Queen City Wine Dive, 105 Park Central Square
Springfield, MO 65806

Thrills! Chills! Come hear some selected client horror stories, and what their survivors learned from the experiences. Costumes not required but encouraged as there will be some spooky fun prizes! Join us each month as we host our monthly meeting, open to all Springfield Creatives members for free; nonmembers for $10 at the door. Keep up with the latest info on Facebook, or sign up for newsletter updates on our Contact Page.

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November 2018

Springfield Creatives November Meeting

November 14, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Departika Loft, 210 W Commercial St, Suite C
Springfield, MO 65803 United States

From hustling writers who help local businesses fill in the gaps to programmers whose work attire consists of sweatpants and their favorite anime slippers, this panel discussion will give you a peek inside the world of Springfield's finest freelancers and remote workers. As of April of this year, 3.9 million people in the country reported working from home and with the nature of creative work, that number only figures to rise. Is it right for you? Come hear from some…

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December 2018

Springfield Creatives December Meeting

December 19, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Join us each month as we host our monthly meeting, open to all Springfield Creatives members for free; nonmembers for $10 at the door. Keep up with the latest info on Facebook, or sign up for newsletter updates on our Contact Page.

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January 2019

Springfield Creatives January Meeting—Guest Speaker Joyce King Thomas

January 17, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The eFactory, 405 N Jefferson Ave
Springfield, MO 65806 United States
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According to McCann WorldGroup, “Joyce (King Thomas) is best known as the writer behind MasterCard's 'Priceless' campaign, which runs in 100 countries and has been spoofed by everyone from Ralph Nader to Bart Simpson. During a 17-year tenure that saw her rise to Chief Creative Officer of McCann Erickson NY, the NY agency won over a billion dollars in new business from brands like the U.S. Army, Verizon, Nikon and Weight Watchers. She led the creation of iconic ideas, such…

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February 2019

Springfield Creatives February Meeting—Social Media as a Livelihood

February 20, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Transformation Gallery & Tattoo, 330 E Walnut St
Springfield, MO 65806 United States
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Bring your questions about social media marketing to this month's meeting where we'll hear from a handful of local creatives who rely on social media for their businesses—including A Beautiful Mess' Emma Chapman, Blu Skies' Erin Booher, Tattoo Artists Josh and Gabriel Tenneson, and professional foodie/barbecue pro Tim Shelburn. Up your own social media skillset by hearing some tips of the trade, dos and don'ts, and emerging trends in social content creation. Join us each month as we host our…

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March 2019

Rated SGF(C): Behind Springfield’s Newest Film Festival

March 20, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Join us for a behind-the-scenes peek into the creation of Rated SGF Film Festival. We'll hear from organizers about the event's creation, including how they landed on their unique identity and gained the trust of film-loving audiences in the Queen City. In addition to Q&A, one lucky Springfield Creatives member will also get a chance to win TWO FESTIVAL PASSES (valued at $39 each) for the full event on March 22-23. For more information, visit Rated SGF and stay tuned…

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April 2019

4th Annual Studio Crawl

April 17, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:15 pm
The Alchemedia Project, 3253 E Chestnut Expy
Springfield, MO 65802
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It’s a new year for Springfield Creatives, and we’re bringing you all-new creative spaces to tour at our fourth annual, always popular, Studio Crawl meeting. This year we are featuring studios that have recently moved and are ready to show off their new digs. You’ll be delivered to the doors of The Alchemedia Project, Mostly Serious and Classy Llama to walk their halls, hear from their teams, and snag a drink or snack while you walk. Join us, it's always…

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May 2019

May Meeting: Giving Your Brand a Voice

May 15, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Highwater, 338 N. Boonville
Springfield, MO 65806 United States
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Irreverant, sarcastic, or sincere—every brand needs a voice. Whether it’s a high-power, national brand or your own personal brand, telling your story with a consistent, relatable, and memorable voice can mean the difference between success or failure. Join us in May as Josh Sullivan of Fried Design walks us through the process of giving your brand a voice. You’ll recognize Fried Design as the experts, “Specializing in Vice.” You’ll also recognize their work for Mother’s Brewing, ROSIE, Druffs, Scotch and…

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June 2019

June Meeting: Public Art at the Zoo

June 19, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Dickerson Park Zoo, 1401 West Norton Rd (Physical Address) 3043 North Fort (Mailing Address)
Springfield, MO 65803 United States
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Come enjoy the Dickerson Park Zoo after hours, and hear local artists Aaron and Adam Wolken (best-known around here for their murals at Wonders of Wildlife) speak about their craft and what guides their creative and business decisions. The meeting will begin at the concessions pavilion at the zoo. Mingle with other creatives, learn about making a living as a muralist, and see some exotic animals—sounds fun, right? It's free for members. Sorry, no kids allowed, adult children only ;)…

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July 2019

July Meeting: Creating A Creative Space

July 17, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Obelisk Home, 214 W. Phelps Street
Springfield, MO 65806 United States
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Christie Snelson, Gallery Manager of Obelisk Home and Avery Parrish, Corporate Art Coordinator with the Springfield Regional Arts Council both work as connectors between professional creatives and people seeking out how they can bring creative design, fine art, and local flair into their work or home spaces. Whether you're an artist and designer, business owner, or art lover this event will be full of interesting visuals, decor and information!

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August 2019

August Meeting: Networking 101 at Classic Rock Coffee

August 21, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Classic Rock Coffee, 1900 West Sunset Street
Springfield, MO 65807 United States
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Needing some inspiration to grow your social or professional network? Avoiding that first awkward step out of your comfort zone? We have all been there! Join Springfield Creatives and guest presenters Katie Jones and Dee King to help break the ice.   Join us each month as we host our monthly meeting. Open to all Springfield Creatives members for free. Nonmembers for $10 at the door. Keep up with the latest info on Facebook, or sign up for newsletter updates…

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September 2019

September Meeting: Culture Flock

September 18, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Culture Flock, 3938 S Lone Pine Ave Ste 102
Springfield, MO 65804 United States

Join us and your creative community for this month's meeting where the crew at Culture Flock will talk about their journey from selling original (and wonderfully quirky) apparel and accessories online to opening a brick and mortar shop. Mingle, connect with other creative professionals, and learn a bit from some local artists and business owners! Everyone is welcome—hope to see you there! Join us on the third Wednesday of each month as we host our monthly meeting Open to all…

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October 2019

October Meeting: Forward SGF

October 16, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Forward SGF Building, 351 Boonville
Springfield, MO United States
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Help us shape the future of Springfield! Mark your calendars, creatives; this is a good one. We're letting you know as soon as possible about a great opportunity to be your very own Leslie Knope and provide input that will help shape Springfield for years to come. The October meeting will be at 351 N Boonville (near Brick City) where we'll be participating in a community workshop facilitated by the Forward SGF team. Haven't heard about Forward SGF? It's the…

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November 2019

Guest Speaker/Workshop: Solving the Mystery of Selling Art Online with Tyler Thrasher

November 20, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Springfield Art Museum, 1111 E. Brookside Drive
Springfield, MO 65807 United States
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When neither a college education nor conventional sales methods provided artist, Tyler Thrasher, with the tools to successfully sell his art, he began experimenting with social media... cracked the code! Today he is a full-time artist living in Tulsa, OK, and is coming to SGF to share with us the digital guidelines that enabled him to transform from frustrated wannabe to profitable artist. In this interactive workshop meeting, Tyler will guide us through his content creation process and then critique…

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December 2019

3rd Annual Yule Duel + Holiday Party

December 17, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Lindberg’s Tavern, 318 W Commercial St
Springfield, MO 65803 United States
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This is our end of the year bash where creatives battle live for the title of Yule Duel Champion ($500 cash prize, trophy and bragging rights). This year we are taking it up a notch and adding in a little creative writing portion. Each competitor can work with a writing partner or be matched up with one. It's much less scary to fight a battle when you have a trusty teammate! Be sure to sign up here https://forms.gle/nPHMP8y9tmCQT6dQA Quick! Before…

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January 2020

Speaker Series: The Story Behind Creative-Owned Businesses

Wednesday, January 15 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Pagination Bookshop, 1150 E. Walnut St
Springfield, MO United States
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This month Jen Murvin, owner of Pagination Bookshop, will be sharing her story. She will talk about the risks and rewards of opening a business and providing insights for those who are looking to open their own. Join us at Pagination Bookshop on Historic Walnut Street to learn, get inspired, and network with other Springfield creative professionals. As always, we will have some beverages—kindly provided by our favorite beer sponsor, Mother's Brewery. We will also have water and wine for…

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