Creative Mingle: An Arts + Wellness Networking Event

In Partnership with Southwestern College and Christus St. Vincent

Date and Time
Thursday, February 27, 2020
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Southwestern College

Creative Mingle: An Arts & Wellness Networking Event took place Thursday, February 27th from 6-8PM in partnership with Southwestern College and Christus St. Vincent. An evening of refreshments, activities, prizes provided by our community supporters listed below, and networking among Santa Fe’s creative leaders. This networking event was themed around Southwestern College’s esteemed Art Therapy and Counseling degree program. We checked out the campus, learned more about their incredible community resources, and explored how art and wellness intersect and provide opportunities to build a healthier, thriving community. 

This event was free but registration was required. Beverages and appetizers provided. We encouraged attendees to bring information on their work to share with other guests. Friends were also encouraged to register. If reservations were at capacity, registrants were added to the waitlist and notified as spaces became available.





About Creative Mingle: 

In March 2019 Creative Santa Fe hosted The Future of Art: A Disruptive Futures Dialogue. Program audiences were asked the question “What are some new projects we can initiate now to support our arts community?” Attendees identified over 220 ideas in response, the majority addressing the need for more arts networking opportunities in Santa Fe. Creative Santa Fe responded to this finding with the program series Creative Mingle launched in 2019. The first two events of the series in partnership with the Santa Fe Opera and the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum were a smashing success. After the events attendees reported an average of 6 new connections per person, 45% reported that they discovered a new organization or business, and 32% found a new collaborator. In 2020 Creative Santa Fe will be focusing the series on unique areas of the arts community to spark positive impacts within topics such as social justice, wellness, and nightlife.

"Creative Mingle is always fun – where a wide variety of new and more established artists over a wide spectrum of disciplines can connect instantly and still, authentically."
-Holly Stults
"Creative Mingle was a fun way to bring people together and make creative connections. I thoroughly enjoyed serving as the host organization and collaborating with Creative Santa Fe staff to make this community event happen on our campus."
-Ann Filemyr
"This mingle was a wonderful (& creative) way to broaden the perception of creativity, the arts and healing. Putting artists and healers in one event as one intention is displaying creativity and healing as one modality."
-Duchess Dale
"Creative Mingle is a great opportunity to meet and get to know people while also expressing your creativity. What a perfect experience for Santa Feans."
"Artistic, creative expression is essential to solid mental health. Events like this help artists and service providers connect and collaborate in ways that help individuals and communities."
-Jay Hennicke