There’s nothing like a good mixer, especially one with great people, interesting and dynamic content and free beer. Did I just say that?
Jen and I attended I Heart Art: Portland, a collaborative effort between Etsy, PNCA ( Pacific Northwest College of the Arts), Museum of Contemporary Craft, and the Portland Etsy Team on Friday, February 26th. This was a meet and greet affair introducing this collaboration to the denizens of the Portland Arts and Craft scene.
To me this seemed to be measurably different from many of these events. You felt a strong sense that the goal was to bring together the myriad amount of makers that navigate in this creative and crazy city. Many faces familiar to me were in attendance but so many that I had never met were also there. It was a great excuse to break out of the box that we often find ourselves in our respective communities as well as a way to increase my growing business card collection.
I’d be hard pressed to shed any new light on their goals which include some amazing workshops at PNCA as well as more events yet to come. Please spend a little time visiting their respective sites to find out more about this amazing collaboration.