CREATE. CONNECT. COLLABORATE. "creativity resides within everyone. it just takes the right atmosphere to unleash it." The Collective is an event hosted by @labmpls that is comprised of curated local businesses and makers. Held at The Loring Social, The Collective is beyond your typical
pop-up – it’s a modern marketplace – an interactive experience to shop local.
Enjoy the video. Share the video. Pass on that feeling of community + collaboration. It makes this world go round ✌️♥️🌎 Peep the comments for all the vendors, artists, makers and doers involved.
edited // @gerickengle
shot // @leahhhmonson + @jenson56
@stello_greer caught this moment of me live painting at The Collective event with @labmpls this last Saturday. It was my first time painting in front of people and I was surprised how much I enjoyed it. It gave me space to explore sharing a little about my process as I'm actually doing it which I've always felt a little shy about. Shy no more! I think I might even drag my easel with me to @50thandfrance Edina Art Fair this June?! IS THAT WEIRD? HOPE SO! #thecollectivempls
How fancy is this foil display hanging on the walls of @dickandjane_letterpress? These guys made beautiful letterpress and foil hang tags for us, and it was a pleasure seeing them this past weekend at #thecollectivempls by @labmpls. So much talent and energy all in one gorgeously curated space! We loved every minute! #madeinmn
We are constantly blown away by the talent and creativity of @girlfridaycreative. Thank you to bringing our vision to life and giving The Collective personality through unique and beautiful installations! 🌸🎈#TheCollectiveMpls
THANK YOU to everyone that made out this past Saturday for The Collective! It was an incredible day filled with creativity, inspiration, talent, connection and more. We've been on cloud 9 since and wish we could do it all over again this weekend. Thank you to all of the amazing speakers and vendors for making the event what it was, we couldn't have done it without you. ❤ #TheCollectiveMpls 📷 @hadempsey
Saw some beautiful stuff while visiting my girl @byrdandbelle at #thecollectivempls today after seeing majorly great student work at Portfolio 1:1. Ah, sunshine, inspiration, and good cheer! The best kind of Saturday.
Today was the best!! I am unbelievably thankful to each sweet person who stopped by in their day to exchange a little moment with me at The Collective with @labmpls As someone who spends most of their days alone, these interactions are priceless and very important to me. Thank you to those who joined my goofy talk about play and shared brand new smelly crayons with me. Thanks for watching me paint and being interested in my work and caring to learn more (and for loving these little color studies I've been working on lately). Thank you to @shayswayplay and @creightonking who gave their brightest happiest vibes to my merch table and helped make everything look purdy. You radiate kindness and gentleness. SO many amazing makers and artist in one room! And that's what I call Minnesota nice! (Tap to discover over rad folks.) Thanks Lab! #thecollectivempls
Mpls, you're pretty cool. 💫 Especially when @labmpls brings some of the most talented artists of the Twin Cities together in a beautiful showcase of creativity and inspiration. 🎨 I was especially excited to hear @ashleymaryart talk about the importance of "p l a y" in the creative process and not being afraid to put yourself and your art out there, whatever that may be. Bringing home a couple of her pieces didn't hurt either. Now to find a home for my new art. ✌🏻 #thecollectivempls#shoplocal
Holy cow you guys! What an inspiring day, surrounded by so much light, creativity, entrepreneurship, love and surprise cameos from old and new friends. Many thanks to @labmpls! Peep this list my friends for some killer finds.
Today the sun was shining and my creative juices were flowing. Shot video at @labmpls second Collective today with @engleolson + @leahhhmonson.
My heart is full.
Now it's time to drink in my hammock. ✌️ #thecollectivempls#create#local#supportlocal // Tap to see just a few of the über talented folks that were in attendance. // balloon install :: @girlfridaycreative
Loved these speaker sessions and art show put on by #TheCollectiveMpls I've been struggling with the idea of turning #zerowasted into more than just a blog. I'll admit- I'm scared. Scared that I'll try something and fail, scared that I won't be able to run my own business, scared that "it's not the right time in my life"...but what I learned today at the Lab was TAKE RISKS and BE BRAVE. Thank you @hackwithdesign and @witanddelight_ for all of your advice! #newadventure#bebrave#labmpls#zerowaste