Design Impact Series: Art Buddies
Scott Mikesh is the President & Executive Director of Art Buddies, a creative mentor program for underprivileged kids that uses the power of creativity and one-on-one attention to change children’s lives. The program empowers kids to discover their own creativity as a valuable skill and path to success by involving creative adults who help expose kids to various creative methods and careers; including advertising, architecture, and design. Fueled by his passion for children, the arts, and social services, Scott is continually inspired by the support and volunteerism of our creative community. He believes in the real difference Art Buddies makes in the lives of kids through the power of creativity.
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$10 Individual Tickets Members and Non-Members
$30 Series Bundle Members and Non-Member
6:30 pm Doors Open 7:00 pm Lecture 8:00 pm Cocktails
Directly following each lecture, meet the lecturer and chat with fellow design lovers at Lake Monster Brewing, located right next door to SPNN.
About the Design Impact Lecture Series
Starting in April, hear from four different creative professionals who are using their talents to make a positive impact in Minnesota and join us after for a social hour at Lake Monster Brewing. The 2017 series features a lineup of pioneering speakers:
- Sarah Hrudka, 30 North Tuesday, April 25
- DeAnna Cummings, Juxtaposition Arts Tuesday, May 2
- Ellen Walther, The BrandLab Tuesday, May 9
- Scott Mikesh, Art Buddies Tuesday, May 16
About the Design Impact Series Print Show
Following the final week of presentations, there will be a show featuring work by creative professionals in Minnesota using their talents to explore themes of racial identity. Proceeds will be split 60/40 between the artists and organization of their choice. The May 20 show is free and open to the public. Featured Artists Adja Gildersleve | Aleksandra Gurneau | Ashley Fairbanks | Ashley Tuhy | August Foreman | Austin Nash | Ben Currie | Bobby Rogers | Brandon Werth | Cameron Clarkson | Christopher E. Harrison | Chris Cloud | D.A. Bullock | Darren D. Davis | Den-Zell Gilliard | Donald Thomas | Jasmine Creer | Joél Valdez | Jordan Hamilton | Jasvir Jesse Singh | JaVay Barnes | Kimmy Bartle | Kenneth Caldwell | Leslie Barlow | Luis Fitch | Marla Bonner | Marlena Myles | Melanie Stovall | Nicollazzi Xiong | Riché Effinger | Rubens de Mello | Ryan Stopera | Sonya Nayer | Stephanie Chang | Terresa Hardaway | Uriah Sommerville | Violeta Rotstein Wing Huie | Victoria Vang | Yahya Rushdi