News from the Springfield Creatives community

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September 10, 2019

November Monthly Meeting

Katie Canada

Check back for details! Join us on the third Wednesday of each month as we host our monthly meeting. Open to all Springfield Creatives members and students for free. Bring a guest and they attend once for free, too! Nonmembers pay only $10 at the door. Keep up with the latest info on Facebook, or sign […]

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September 9, 2019

October Meeting: Forward SGF

Katie Canada

The City of Springfield is engaging in a planning process for a new Comprehensive Plan—a blueprint for the future, and you can have a say. Help Springfield Creatives be a voice for a community vision that is intended to guide the city for the next 20 years! Pretty exciting, right? We will hold a workshop […]

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September 5, 2019

September Meeting: Culture Flock

Holly Karr

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! […]

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August 11, 2019

August Meeting: Networking 101 at Classic Rock Coffee

Brian Ash

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 […]

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July 9, 2019

July Meeting: Creating A Creative Space

Holly Karr

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, […]

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June 13, 2019

June Meeting: Public Art at the Zoo

Katie Canada

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 […]

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June 13, 2019

Meet-A-Member: Abby Gust

Jessica Spencer

Name: Abby Gust Job: Art Director, Marlin   Hey, Abby! We’re excited to talk to you. First question—how did you decide on your professional creative path?   I’ve always found myself dabbling in various creative paths/outlets. Also I was so terrible at math, I didn’t have many other options. I am super crafty and enjoy […]

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May 8, 2019

May Meeting: Giving Your Brand a Voice

Katie Canada

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 […]

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March 18, 2019

4th Annual Studio Crawl

Katie Canada

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 […]

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February 13, 2019

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

Katie Canada

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 […]

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January 9, 2019

Springfield Creatives February Meeting—Social Media as a Livelihood

Katie Canada

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 […]

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January 9, 2019

Springfield Creatives January Meeting—Guest Speaker Joyce King Thomas

Katie Canada

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 […]

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