The Creative Hive June

The Creative Hive, June 13, True T Studios

Thursday, June 13, 20245:30 - 7:30PM

True T Studios (4623 Liberty Ave., Bloomfield)

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.

Sponsored by: Lolev Beer, located at 5247 Butler St. in Lawrenceville, with support from Barrel & Flow

Venue Info: True T Studios is a community arts and wellness center that provides meaningful resources to improve the quality of life for LGBTQIA+ people of color. True T provides a community platform for LGBTQ resource sharing, queer arts, activism, and entertainment as well as an LGBTQIA+ short-term & emergency housing program, prioritizing people of trans experience.

Sign-up HERE!

The Creative Hive Hosts

Duane Binion || NEEKLJAME$ (he/they)

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Host of The Creative Hive

Duane Binion is the Co-Creator of True T Pittsburgh (PGH), a Pittsburgh-based 501-c3 organization that serves the LGBTQIA+ Community of Color through creative art & entertainment, social activism, and meaningful resource sharing. He is a social change-maker, producer of art, and community leader working to build social awareness for LGBT+ POC and community members of the iconic underground ballroom scene for over 10+ years.

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.