The Creative Hive March

The Creative Hive, March 14, Emerald City

Thursday, March 14, 20245:30 - 7:30PM

Emerald City (213 Smithfield St., Downtown)

This event is wheelchair accessible


The Creative Hive is a free 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: Hop Farm Brewing Company, with support from Barrel & Flow

Venue Info: Emerald City, founded in 2021, is a 12,000-square-foot coworking, event, and social space dedicated to catapulting Black entrepreneurs and businesses to wealth and regional success. The mission of Emerald City is to prioritize Black entrepreneurship and Black professionals in Pittsburgh through resources, education, and opportunities.

Sign-up HERE!

The Creative Hive Hosts

Alexandria "Clara Kent" Reed (she/her)

Clara Kent
Program Specialist Clara Kent specializes in artists advocacy, artist outreach, events, creative direction, and social engagement.

Noa Mims (they/them)

A Black person smiles for the camera. They have short black hair, black earrings, a silver chain choker, and a sleeveless black lace top. They're posed in front of a bright orange background
Host of The Creative Hive, January-March 2024

Noa Mims is a sculptor and owner of Mims Ceramics, a handmade functional pottery brand. Noa’s creative practice centers on teaching and community as an educator and interdisciplinary artist. They love roller skating, cooking, crocheting, and thrifting as well as learning about and educating others on how to be more neurodiverse affirming.

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.