Art Nest Creative Community Studio is inviting anyone interested in any of the creative industries in the Cayman Islands to attend a new monthly meet-up called “Saturday Night Creative” at 7 p.m. Saturday.
All artists, including art enthusiasts, musicians, photographers, fashion designers, writers, ceramicists, jewelers, digital artists, performing artists, filmmakers, craftsmen and art teachers are welcome.
The event will be at the Dart Family Park on South Church Street in the back garden studio, next to the public rest rooms.
Art Nest aims to accelerate creative industries in the Cayman Islands by providing artists with business development events, educational workshops, partnership and collaboration links, opportunities for national engagement and a space to work.
Those who attend on Saturday will be asked for ideas on workshops, classes, events and projects to offer over the next year.
“We hope that the art community will come out and enjoy the buzz happening at the launch event amidst live jam sessions and open canvas painting in the sound lounge, as well as the film demo reel showing in the screening area,” said founding member Christina Pineda. “We are keeping a few things a surprise for guests to experience.”
Art Nest will offer memberships which will include the use of a shared studio space that members can book for individual or group events. There will also be an opportunity for members to earn income as facilitators of creative courses, workshops, events and pop-up art shows throughout the year.
“Although networking and information sharing will be a huge by-product of this community, it goes so much further than that,” said Pineda. “We want to see artists and creatives become equipped with the business and marketing skills they need to turn their art into a viable career, should they so choose. We also want to put Cayman on the map by showing how well represented and diverse the arts are in Cayman. It’s also an opportunity for a shared pool of talent to tackle projects that would be more difficult to do individually.”
Immediate plans for the community include professional development workshops for artists, co-working on a variety of creative projects and a kids art program.
RSVP to [email protected] to reserve your space at the event.