News from the Springfield Creatives community

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February 13, 2020

April Monthly Member Meeting

Katie Canada

Were still working out the details on this one, so follow us on Facebook and Instagram for updates!

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February 13, 2020

March Member Meeting: Video Production Panel Discussion

Katie Canada

Join us as we talk to, and learn from some of the best video production teams in the Springfield area. They will share their story about how they started out and how they’ve gotten where they are in their careers. Art directors and designers—you’re going to like this one too. We hope to find out […]

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February 13, 2020

Speaker Series: Brethren Design Company

Katie Canada

For our February meeting, we’re excited to announce the return of our Speaker Series with Brethren Design Company! The brothers of Brethren have blown up in the design scene since their founding in 2018, and have created exciting and engaging work for clients like JE11, HoboJack Clothing, and Slice Beer Company. They’ll be speaking about […]

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January 11, 2020

Speaker Series: The Story Behind Creative-Owned Businesses

Katie Canada

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 […]

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November 20, 2019

3rd Annual Yule Duel + Holiday Party

Katie Canada

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 […]

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September 10, 2019

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

Katie Canada

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 […]

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September 9, 2019

October Meeting: Forward SGF

Katie Canada

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 […]

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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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