Thu, Mar 7th, 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Cocktails with Creatives: Chowgirls Parlor & Ulku Opening

Cocktails with Creatives will be held at the Chowgirls Parlor on Thursday, March 7, 2013, from 6–8pm. CWC will coincide with the exhibit opening for graphic designer, illustrator, and MCAD alumni Anne Ulku. There will be extraordinarily delicious (and complimentary) appetizers, created by Chowgirls Catering, along with a cash bar. Join us to meet new faces and see many old friends. Chowgirls Parlor 1224 2nd Street NE Minneapolis, MN 55413 map»

About Chowgirls Catering and Parlor

Chowgirls Parlor is open the first Thursday of every month, offering a low-key setting for artists to eat, drink, and unwind after hosting open studios for First Thursdays in the Arts District. Located in the Northeast Minneapolis Arts District, Chowgirls Parlor features a cozy vine-covered courtyard and a regularly rotating exhibit of the Twin Cities’ most talented artists. The Parlor is a great place to host a business lunch, rehearsal dinner, anniversary celebration, or any special occasion. Award-winning local and organic catering as well as full bar service is provided exclusively by Chowgirls. Our on-site kitchen can accommodate all of your service needs — from continental breakfast to plated dinner service, buffet lunch to butler-passed appetizers. Tables, chairs, and linens are also provided at no additional cost.

About Cocktails with Creatives

Formerly known as “New Member Night,” AIGA Minnesota now hosts Cocktails with Creatives, a monthly social at various locations around the Twin Cities. New members and interested non-members are especially encouraged to attend this open networking opportunity. Bring your business cards and your ideas. Learn more about AIGA’s new membership structure with a variety of affordable rate levels. Questions or venue suggestions? Please contact Jamie Larson, Director of Membership.

Contact Leadership

Amanda Martin
Amanda Martin
Director of Membership
Amanda was introduced to AIGA in 2012 through the Minnesota chapter’s mixer, Cocktails with Creatives, and has been involved ever since. She has served on the for two years on Portfolio 1-on-1 as well as Design Show committee. Currently, she serves on the board as Director of Membership and organizes Cocktails with Creatives. Being a part of the design community, especially this local chapter, has been a stellar part of her life and she looks forward to making a positive difference.

During the work week, Amanda is a committed in-house Creative Advisor and Sr. Web Designer at Gradient Financial Group in the Twin Cities, primarily performing account management, while also building responsive websites for clients. She’s a lucky lady to be on a team of 20+ creatives, from designers to developers to videographers to copywriters.

Amanda loves the outdoors, people, and having lots of fun! During her time away from work, she takes full advantage of being active during all seasons. Her favorite activities include golfing, kayaking, camping, motorcycle trips and is always up for connecting over a good cup of coffee for great conversation.