Connect with the local creative community at networking events for people interested in arts, culture, heritage, humanities and the creative industries in Washington County.
Join us to mingle with working artists, nonprofit leaders, small business owners, public officials and more.
Events are free but donations are welcome. Click here to donate.
In-Person Networking at Friday Night Bites
Date: Friday, August 26, 2022
Time*: 5:00 – 6:00 pm
Where*: D’Anu Wine Bar Lawn- 173 NE 3rd Ave Suite #107, Hillsboro, OR 97124
Cost: Free, suggested donation of $10
Hosts: Cindy Cosenzo, Owner of Just Create Community
Kristen Ling, TVC Board Member and Owner of A Framer’s Touch
*This networking event is at Friday Night Bites. happening from 5:00-9:00 pm!
This month we’re doing something special! Join Tualatin Valley Creates (TVC) for a summer networking event at Friday Night Bites in Downtown Hillsboro. Connect with other local creatives, enjoy live music, food vendors, and wine by D’Anu Wines. This is a great opportunity to participate in conversations with other local artists and learn about the new programs and resources for artists and art businesses in Washington County. You’ll have a chance to meet local peers in your discipline to exchange ideas, ask questions, and build connections.
This month, we’ve teamed up with Maxine Braune-Williams, owner of D’Anu Tasting Room and Wine Bar, and Cindy Cosenzo, founder of Just Create Community alongside Tualatin Valley Creates’ board member Kristen Ling, owner of A Framer’s Touch in Forest Grove. They will share information about their businesses and the benefits of being part of the ArtPass Membership Program. The ArtPass offers special deals to local businesses and nonprofit organizations throughout Washington County ranging from theaters, galleries, retailers, restaurants, and independent artists. A complete list of partnering businesses can be found in the ArtPass Directory.
*Buy an ArtPass Card before or during the event and you’ll receive a voucher from D’Anu Wines for complimentary tasting to use on a return visit, along with special perks at 25+ other local businesses.
June 22, 2022 “Artist Mingle” at Broadway Rose Theatre Company in Tigard.
May 18, 2022 “Artist Mingle” at Senet Game Bar in Tigard.
April 21, 2022 “Artist Mingle” at Jan’s in Beaverton.
March 16, 2022 “Artist Mingle” at Ridgewalker Brewing in Forest Grove.
February 17, 2022 “Call to Artists” co-hosted with Mark Tindle from Portland Art Museum’s Rental Sales Gallery.
January 26, 2022 “Bookkeeping Tips for Artists,” co-hosted with Brian Rapp, Shareholder of McDonald Jacobs, P.C..
September 29, 2021 “Emerging Artists,” co-hosted with Sharon Dunham and Deborah Teeter of the Village Gallery of Arts
August 25, 2021 “Public Artists,” co-hosted with artist Emily Miller creator of Ghost Net Landscape project.
July 22, 2021 “After Hours Networking at TVC’s Musical Bench” hosted by the Forest Grove/Cornelius Chamber.
June 28, 2021 “Public Art Administrators,” co-hosted with Liora Sponko from Oregon Arts Commission.
May 26, 2021 “Nonprofit Board Members,” co-hosted with Gregory Garabedian from Tualatin Valley Creates.
April 21, 2021 “Theatre Conversations,” co-hosted with Cassie Greer from Bag&Baggage Productions.
March 24, 2021 “Teaching Artists,” co-hosted with Tony Fuemmeler from Young Audiences of Oregon and SW Washington
February 24, 2021 “Independent Consulting in Arts and Culture,” co-hosted with George Thorne, co-founder of Arts Action Research.
November 12, 2020 “Literary Artists!” for the region’s writers, co-hosted with Airlie Press.
October 21, 2020 “Volunteers for the Arts” brought together volunteers in the community with co-host Oregon Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts
September 23, 2020 “Developing a Diverse Creative Community” invited local creatives of all disciplines to discuss building and sustaining a more diverse arts ecosystem, co-hosted with Partners in Diversity
August 19, 2020 “Visualizing Art Online” for the region’s visual artists and galleries, co-hosted with Blackfish Gallery
July 15, 2020 Virtual “Theatre Conversations” for the region’s performing artists and venues, co-hosted with Sherwood Center for the Arts
June 17, 2020 Virtual Live-Stream with the Tigard Outdoor Museum Artists
Even further back…
September 23, 2018 at BG Food Cartel in Beaverton
July 23, 2018 at Fanno Creek Brewpub in Tigard
May 16, 2018 at Coyote’s Bar & Grill in Hillsboro
March 21, 2018 at Golden Valley Brewery in Beaverton
December 4, 2017 at La Fuente Taqueria in Tigard
July 27, 2017 at Ridgewalker Brewing Company in Forest Grove
May 25, 2017 at The 649 Tap House and Bottle Shop in Aloha
March 30, 2017 at Twig’s Bistro and Martini Bar in Tigard
January 28, 2017 at Clark’s Bistro and Pub in Hillsboro
October 27, 2016 at Buffalo Wild Wings in Beaverton
July 28, 2016 at 503 Uncorked in Sherwood
May 26, 2016 at Java Lounge in Cedar Mill
March 31, 2016 at Urban Decanter in Forest Grove
January 29, 2016 at Tapphoria in Tigard
November 16, 2015 at Orenco Taphouse in Hillsboro
September 24, 2015 at New Seasons Market Progress Ridge in Beaverton
May 21, 2015 at 1910 Main in Forest Grove
March 19, 2015 at Primrose and Tumbleweeds in Hillsboro
January 29, 2015 at Bethany Public House in Bethany
November 17, 2014 at Lakeside Bistro in Tualatin
September 25, 2014 at Golden Valley Brewery in Beaverton
April 24, 2014 at McMenamins Grand Lodge in Forest Grove
January 30, 2014 at Max’s Fanno Creek Brewpub in Tigard
September 26, 2013 at Golden Valley Brewery in Beaverton