On Wednesday, June 22, the summer session of ArtWorks CO.STARTERS began. The 10 ArtWorks Entrepreneurs in the class have embarked on a 9-week journey to put business ideas into action, and turn a passion into a sustainable and thriving small enterprise.
For those who don’t know: ArtWorks CO.STARTERS is a 9-week course that is designed for all creative business owners to explore and develop a business concept or grow an existing business. Interested in hearing more or signing up for the Fall class? Click here.
Kristen St. Clair & Peggy St. Clair: In the Field
In the Field is an initiative that is focused on a creative and experiential “hands on” culinary education.
Quiera Levy-Smith: Black Dance Is Beautiful
Black Dance Is Beautiful is a cultural event designed to present diversity in dance in Cincinnati, and toward that goal, showcase an array of regional black companies. BDIB culminates in a free bi-annual public performance, but includes master classes, school residencies and neighborhood outreach.
Michelle Alford: Cincinnati Beer Soap
Cincinnati Beer Soap specializes in crafting all natural, artisan soap in small batches that are made with Cincinnati beer. Many are named after places, events, or key landmarks around the city.
Denise Rene Danielsson: Hue-topia
Hue-topia would provide unique, one of a kind Shibori (shaped and bound resist) silk accessories, using all natural dyes and non-toxic mordants.
Shavonda Blair: Creative Play
Creative Play is a mobile “Pop Up Shop” offering arts, craft and paint workshops for birthdays and private parties. Special packages are created to make the event special and memorable.
Meghan Anderson: Business name TBD
My business will be a business coaching practice for creative and other alternative entrepreneurs.
Laura Brooks: Ellebrux
Ellebrux is a moniker representing my cohesive collection of artwork. This includes paintings, jewelry, embroidery, and paper art.
Alexandra Scott: Fusetheory
FUSEtheory is an eclectic crafted brand consisting of custom wearable art and hand dyed apparel and accessories inspired by environmental and human imperfections to appeal to all you urban creatives who value individuality.