The Creative Hive August

The Creative Hive, August 8, 5:30-7:30PM, Union Project, 801 N. Negley Ave., Highland Park

Thursday, August 8, 20245:30 - 7:30PM

Union Project (801 N. Negley Ave., Highland Park)

This event is wheelchair accessible


The Creative Hive is a monthly networking event designed to provide a friendly and casual space for artists, creatives, art educators, culture bearers, and arts administrators to establish and foster professional relationships.

Program highlights include:

  • Free and tailored to artists, creatives, art educators, culture bearers, and arts administrators.
  • No program, no agenda – just show up with a desire to network and connect.
  • Be a part of creating stronger connections and bonds, especially between disciplines and roles, to improve the breadth and strength of our sector.
  • Non/alcoholic beverages provided, as well as finger foods.

Venue Info: Union Project is a community ceramics center that uses the art of clay to foster creativity and connections among people. We offer more than 100 clay programs and events throughout the year to provide experiences and education to people of all ages, backgrounds, and skill levels. We are dedicated to reaching people diverse in race, ethnicity, religion, age, ability, gender identity, and socioeconomic status. Our mobile studio – the Wheel Mobile – is equipped with clay, tools, a potter’s wheel, and a mobile Raku kiln so that we can bring a clay activity anywhere there’s a road. And when you rent space at UP, the proceeds help offset the cost of our clay programs supporting our mission to make ceramics accessible to all. Union Project is a historic space that is community-restored and maintained; the building itself was transformed as a creative solution to a community problem. We believe that art can create change and help us build a more inclusive, empathetic, and just community.

Parking Info: There is plenty of on-street parking. Union project is also conveniently located on three major bus routes (71A, 75, and 87).

Accessibility Info: Union Project is committed to being accessible to all. There are gender-neutral bathrooms located throughout the building. The building is wheelchair accessible via the Stanton Avenue entrance, and an accessible parking spot is located just outside that door. Service animals are always welcome, and ASL interpretation can be provided on request. Please let us know what accommodations they can make to ensure your experience is positive. Call Michelle Clesse at 412-363-4550 if you have specific accommodations or needs.

Sign-up HERE!

The Creative Hive Hosts

Dr. Tahirah Walker (she/her)

A smiling Black woman with black-and-gray hair, large circular dangly earrings, a chain necklace, and a bright blue top. She's posing outside in front of a brick wall covered with greenery
Host of The Creative Hive, January-December 2024

Tahirah Walker is an assistant professor in the Department of Community Engagement & Leadership at Point Park University's Rowland School of Business. She holds a Ph.D. in Communication and Rhetorical Studies. Tahirah enjoys books, books, books, music, visual art, and her beautiful supportive family. Tahirah is inspired by a wide range of writers, musicians, and visual artists including Deesha Philyaw, Brian Broome, Kiese Laymon, Yona Harvey, Stevie Wonder, Kara Walker, Reyna Noriega, and the incomparable noteholder mezzo soprano like no other, Whitney Elizabeth Houston.