The Creative Hive July

The Creative Hive, July 11, Kenny's Homewood

Thursday, July 11, 20245:30 - 7:30PM

Kenny's Homewood (7401 Tioga St., Homewood)

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.

Safe(r) Space Policy and Community Agreements: By registering for this event, you agree to abide to the Arts Council's Safe(r) Space Policy and Community Agreements

Venue Info: Kenny’s is an outdoor community and cultural celebration space in Homewood founded by Demi Kolke, who has worked with the neighborhood for over 12 years and lived here for over four years. Kenny's was once an overgrown and lifeless vacant lot. Decades ago, it housed an apartment building and donut shop. Since that was demolished, it sat empty, covered in weeds, yet full of potential. Now a park-like celebration space, Kenny's exists to bring joy into a neighborhood too often forgotten.

Directions: Please note, Tioga Street is one-way, running from West to East (off North Homewood Avenue) and North Dunfermline Street is one-way, running from South to North. This means it is difficult to get to Kenny's directly from Hamilton Avenue or North Braddock Avenue. To best access Kenny's, coming from the west, turn onto Tioga Street from North Homewood Avenue and you will find us two blocks in! If approaching from the east, you can turn into Finance Street, then onto North Dunfermline Street and you will see us just past Faison Elementary!

Parking: Free street parking is available on Tioga Street and North Dunfermline Street.

Kenny's is also very accessible via Port Authority bus routes.

Sign-up HERE!

The Creative Hive Hosts

Gloria Mwarage (she/her)

Black woman wearing glasses, a colorful scarf, dark jacket, and a light cap
Host of The Creative Hive, July 2024 Gloria Mwarage aka GNM is a multi-instrumental, multi-genre, musician based in Pittsburgh. She earned her B.S. in Audio Production from Carnegie Mellon University, and released her first album, “Search For Home,” in December 2022. The debut EP from GLO-TREE, her ambient flute and guitar duo with classically trained flutist Trē Abalos, is anticipated to be released in July 2024.

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.