Meet St. Pete

Presented by Keep Saint Petersburg Local

Date(s) & Times

October 11, 2016

6:00-8:00 PM





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Keep Saint Petersburg Local presents its new series, #MeetStPete, featuring panels & workshops led by some of our city’s favorite local business owners + socials. The series provides unique opportunities to meet, learn from and really connect with existing & aspiring local business owners; as well as other dreamers, doers, shakers and makers. St. Pete’s creative spirit is not just embodied in its painters, potters, sculptors, musicians, writers et al. We’re incredibly lucky to also have a great number of other phenomenally talented artists and artisans. Our October panel highlights four of our city’s creatives and makers.

For more information or to purchase tickets visit KSPL online.


Come get inspired, learn from and celebrate the success stories of these panelists:

Todd Bates | Founder of: Todd Bates Creative, The Vintage Neon Project, Carousel

Art Director/Designer/Photographer with over 25 years in the creative world, including almost 10 years as Creative Loafing’s Creative Director

Kenny Coil | Creative Director, Hype Group (view Kenny's work HERE)

You’re probably familiar with Kenny’s graphic design work, especially if you drink Green Bench Brewing Co. beer – he’s the one who designed their cans

Melissa Mudd | Owner/Teaching Artist, makeme

Artist (painting, drawing, fibers & digital media) / Teacher who has taught Pre-K through 12, university and in adult/community education settings (learn more about her degrees HERE)

Illene Sofranko | Owner, The Urban Canning Company

Illene's gone from market vendor to recently opening her own brick-and-mortar kitchen, tasting room and retail shop, which also hosts canning classes & homesteading workshops


6:00-6:15 Arrival/Social Time
6:15-7:15 Panel - Moderator, Jorge Vidal - Independent Museum Professional
7:15-8:00 Q&A + Social Time

* Beer & wine available for purchase from The Studio@620's cash bar * + complimentary nibbles will be provided