A New Way to Exercise the Imagination

Makers Camp, a retreat for creative entrepreneurs, takes place Downtown at the newly opened Sister House Collective on May 27. “The goal of the retreat is to help people figure out what they want to do,” says event organizer Abbie Paulhus. This includes sessions such as “Starting and Growing a Creative Business,” led by Kelly Bennett, creative director of VegeNation, and “Your Value as an Artist,” by mental health advocate and public speaker Samuel Goulet.

The day starts with coffee and light bites set to music by local singer-songwriter and artist Sonia Seelinger, followed by an introduction from Paulhus, also a Sister House resident artist. “I’m going to talk about how I started my business as an illustrator and why,” she says. “I want to encourage other [artists and say] that, despite a lot of discouraging voices out there, with a little hard work, it’s definitely possible to make your dream job happen.” There’s also a Q&A with local business owners.

So what if you can’t tap your ingenious potential? Enjoy the catered lunch by VegeNation and some inspiring cocktails at the after-party. May 27, 9 a.m.–5 p.m., $100

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