Thu, Nov 7th, 5:00pm - 7:30pm
Fueled Collective (COCO)
400 South 4th Street #401, Minneapolis MN 55415

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Connect with local creative groups and have fun with fellow designers

AIGA Minnesota is hosting a creative social mixer along with some of the Twin Cities best creative organizations and associations. Come to learn about different creative groups, events, and organizations, meet others looking to build and grow the creative community. It’s a one-stop shop to learn more about groups with your interests at heart. And there will be swag!

Join us to mingle, network, and participate in hands-on activities where you can create, play and mix it up while enjoying a drink.

Participating Organizations:

  • Art Buddies
  • Hexagon UX
  • Juxtaposition
  • Gamut Gallery
  • Minneapolis Center for Book Arts
  • MIMA
  • MTN
  • Pollen
  • Redeeming Time
  • Springboard for the Arts
  • Wet Paint

Thank you to our sponsor, Neenah Paper

The Nitty Gritty

  • This event is free to attend.
  • Open to those interested in plugging into the creative community.
  • There will be a cash bar with light snacks.
  • Swag will be available for the first 100 people in the door. Once it’s gone, there won’t be more, so if that’s your thing, be here early.
  • Tip: bring a creative friend or colleague! It’s a mixer!
  • Limited childcare will be available at the event. Please specify your need on the registration form.


The Gateway Ramp is the official parking ramp of Fueled Collective with a $6/day validation rate for Fueled Collective members & guests.

Gateway Ramp: 400 S 3rd St, Minneapolis, MN 55415

Are you an organization looking to participate?

Email for more information on how to get involved.

Contact Leadership

Rich Higgins
Rich Higgins
Vice President
Rich Higgins is the Creative Director at Parallel Retail Group. His background is as diverse as a platypus.

He started his own design studio, Oryx & Moth, doing branding, art direction and design for clients big and small. Meanwhile he was the chair of the Solopreneurs Committee for AIGA MN (2022-2023) and served on the Design Student & Alumni Board at the University of Minnesota (2010-2013). Prior to that he worked at TSG, a design agency in Robbinsdale, for clients including: Target, HealthPartners and Crate & Barrel. He's also had a short stint designing for financial institutions (PNC Bank, Citibank and BBVA Compass). He started out designing and art directing photo shoots for multiple national salon chains throughout the US and Canada. And has had mediocre hairstyles since.

His interests vary widely with the season but he always willing to chat about DIY projects, soccer, LEGO, minimalism, FIRE, AI, technology, saunas, traveling, camping, parenting, etc.