Our free monthly meetups promote collaboration, brainstorming, and sheer moral support for creatives and non-creatives in NEPA.
Sunday Spotlight: Maximillian McNelis
Every Sunday, we turn the spotlight on some great creatives. This week, we have Maximillian McNelis! Max is a big kid that sees the world in a unique way. He has a passion for creating a desire to share his work for others to enjoy. When he was younger, Max started drawing to help escape the bullying he would endure. The more he drew, the more his passion for creating grew and over time, he learned he wanted to share his creations with…
Sunday Spotlight: Ariel Laura
Every Sunday, we turn the spotlight on some great creatives. This week, we have Ariel Laura! Ariel is a college student at Penn State University. She’s graduating this year with a bachelor’s degree in Creative Writing. On her social media accounts, Ariel’s Pages, she runs an English tutoring program and curates a local Blind Date with a Book. Blind Date with a Book is where a library, bookstore, or friend wraps multiple books, writes clues on them, and users pick the book they…
Sunday Spotlight: Jacob Snell
Every Sunday, we turn the spotlight on some great creatives. This week, we have Jacob Snell! Jacob is a father, husband, and content creator. He attended Maryland Institute College of Art for two years before he was diagnosed with bipolar disorder. Before COVID, he spent years in the food service industry as a cook and later worked for studio BE as a content creator. Since he’s been there, he has put his artistic skills towards creative direction for the company. Now, he paints…
Why is this important?
“Engaging with people from different backgrounds and unique perspectives is vital to innovation. The Creative Meetups give us an opportunity to learn, grow, and improve as a community. Having an inclusive space and a consistent forum to gather is such an important resource for NEPA.”
“I think that as a creative mind, it is very easy to become uninspired. Having the Creative Meetups be a place where creative minds can come and be surrounded by a room of their peers to spark inspiration is so powerful, so beautiful, and infinitely important.”
“Creative Meetups like these inspire new and exciting projects. Connecting creatives of different media and outlets allows for them to potentially bring larger, more diverse projects to life.”