this month we invite you to a backyard kick back. come express and examine moments and opportunities for thankfulness and appreciation. we welcome you to speak and listen, enjoy communal offerings + smooth vibes.
Discussion Prompt: Gratitude | in practice, in real time, in hard times
The H.O.P.E. Auction - a Healing Opportunity Party Event and Benefit for Artist of Different Mediums and areas of the Caribbean, South America and the States.
the H.O.P.E. Auction will feature Painters, Poets, Singers, Rappers, Reggae Artists and more. It's taking place at Jahlookova, a community space, juice bar and organic market on June 1st.
another 3rd Saturday, the microphone is open for you to share and tell
this month we invite you to open your mind up to the varying ideas and experiences of others and ourselves. Come speak and listen, enjoy house drinks + smooth vibes.
Discussion Prompt: Perception | of self, the times
Artists, creative entrepreneurs and everyone in between interested in building financial wealth, this is the night to ask questions and learn more about money management, funding options and credit. We encourage you to be proactive in learning about personal options while also networking with others in similar creative fields and with similar interests and goals - financially, artistically or otherwise.
Our cofounder, Gerold Shellbair, puts on a private viewing to launch of the Mourning After Project, a portrait and interview series focused on sharing the stories of those who have lost a loved one.
This initial series is highlighting the loss of a parent: how individuals heal, honor & remember them.
Space is limited, please email for details if interested in attending
Our SLAP friend Brittany Allen, photographer and poet, will be featured in Rockaway Artists Alliance, Inc. (RAA) group art exhibition 'Of Women'.
Live performance by singers Renee Titus, Nicole Mangano and Jannicke Steadman-Charles. Musical direction by Paolo Perez.
If you can think it, you can CREATE IT!
Singer / songwriter / SLAPfriend Te'La is a featured artist of ANOKO's Listening Room: Fela's Shrine.
Stretch & Sweat is a spa infused yoga workshop that will teach the 101s of basic self care.
Learn how to use heat, water and mindful movement to relieve body aches, tension, mental stress and insomnia while improving strength, flexibility and focus. Grasp the tools to grow your self care regimen without having to turn your life upside down. It's the little things and Crystal Starr will show them to you.
First Share & Tell session of the year, we're excited because its BHM edition: #SLAPyoBlack
Discussion Prompt: Love - Affirm - Preserve your Black
come see what we have in the works but more importantly come SLAPyoBlack and show'em why we're proud + beautiful errday of any month. let's write our own stories in actual #blackhistory books.
FRIENDSGIVING is our annual kick-off to the holiday season; an end-of-year showcase and fundraiser for friends of the Collective and community. FriendsGiving allows us to support and highlight the artists we’ve met throughout the year with an evening of live performance and visual art exhibitions, artwork and merchandise for sale, raffles, refreshments and top-notch audio selections + family gathering feels.
October is our LAST open mic of the year so we're getting living room cozy for an intimate session of discussion and creative expressions.
our Share & Tell: an Open Microphone is where creatives and the community come to share their words - in poems, songs and straight up communal conversation. These sessions have become little dens of dialogue - we laugh, we express, we chill.