First Annual Local Arts & Culture Business Summit


First Annual Local Arts & Culture Business Summit
Thursday, April 17 at 11:30 AM
Tate Student Center Reception Hall

A public forum for local arts and culture business owners to share experiences, best practices, and advocate for the best ways to support local arts entrepreneurs in the future. A brown bag event free and open to the public.

Featured Participants:

Rebecca Wood

Since its founding in 1991, R. Wood Studios has grown into one of the largest pottery studios in America, where each piece is still entirely made and painted by hand.

Michael Lachowski

Candy is the creative services agency of Michael Lachowski, delivering ideas, design, photography, and integrated marketing. Michael publishes the quarterly magazine Young, Foxy & Free in Atlanta, Athens, Savannah and online, and is the public relations coordinator at the Georgia Museum of Art.

Kristen Bach

Treehouse Kid & Craft is a kids shop and DIY center, offering a range of well-designed and responsibly made products for babies, kids, families, and crafters of all ages.

Amanda Burk and Katherine McGuire

Double Dutch Press is a fine art printmaking studio that offers workshops, one-on-one instruction, press rental, screen services, custom design and print services, and its own line of printed goods.

Deborah Gonzalez

Deborah Gonzalez is an attorney whose legal practice focuses on art, music, entertainment, digital, and social and online law. Her clients include museums, galleries, artists and art professionals, animators, filmmakers, musicians and music professionals, authors, and various other creative professionals.

Sanni Baumgärtner

In 2010 Sanni Baumgärtner opened Community, a boutique centered around the concept of sustainability without the sacrifice of style.

Janet Geddis and Rachel Watkins

Avid Bookshop is an independent neighborhood bookshop that regularly holds events such as readings, signings, and workshops with authors. Avid offers personalized shopping services, wish lists, book club consultations, and more.

Rinne Allen

Rinne Allen is a photographer who was raised in Athens and still enjoys getting to know the place where she grew up.

Jeremy Elrod and Todd Sapp

The Local Notion team has set out on a venture to support and promote Athens’ local community and the local businesses that make it unique.

Kim Kirby

Young Athenians is a local design studio located that specializes in Squarespace. Its mission is to create fun, vibrant and informative websites that clients can run themselves.

Natasha Murphy

Nicely Built is a small web design and development shop, focusing primarily on customer experience, tailor made business solutions, and above all else, creativity and innovation.

Sponsored by Ideas for Creative Exploration (ICE) and the Willson Center for Humanities and Arts as part of UGA Thinc. Week.