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Courses for Creatives: Creating an Interactive Experience

Thu 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM

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How do you create an interactive experience and dialogue surrounding your work? How do you explain your art and process? How do you interact with the public to create an experience and to cultivate the artist/buyer relationship? What is the artist's conversation with the layperson/public to build a relationship, garner understanding, and bring the public into the artist's world? How do you explain your process? What are some unique ways to incorporate interactive activities into public events and spaces? Panel dialogue including Liese Chavez of Chavez Gallery, and Deb Thornton of Imagination Celebration. 

Light drinks & snacks will be provided!


Moderated by Natalie Johnson, Executive Director of the Manitou Art Center

BRYAN OLLER - Liese Chavez (

Liese Chavez

Professional artist and art gallery owner

Deborah Thornton

Deborah Thornton

Executive Director at Imagination Celebration

Chris Vestal
President at Pikes Peak Makerspace


About the Series:

"Courses for Creatives" is a series of workshops and mentoring dedicated to supporting and educating the creative, arts, and entertainment industries in how they do business. Other events in the 2017 series include:


Imagination Celebration: Citadel Mall  (750 Citadel Dr E, Colorado Springs, CO 80909)

Sponsored by:

Courses for Creatives is a collaboration of the Pikes Peak Small Business Development Center and the Pikes Peak Arts Council, with support from Colorado Creative Industries.



Discounts available! $5 for students (code: STUDENT) and Pikes Peak Arts Council Members (code: PPAC).

Fee: $ 10.00

Classroom: West Classroom

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