creative programs & events

Events & Programs

SHIMMER: The Art of light

Role: Creator, Organizer, Manager

  • Free, annual event in downtown Chapel Hill and Carrboro, NC
  • Illuminated art installations, projections, and programs in interior and exterior spaces
  • A catalyst for joint efforts in both Chapel Hill and Carrboro to brand the downtowns as Arts & Entertainment Districts
  • The first collaborative event between Chapel Hill and Carrboro
  • Takes place on a 2nd Friday ArtWalk, turning the area into a de facto art gallery
 

night lights: a family new year's eve

Role: Creator, Organizer, Manager

  • Partnership with Morehead Planetarium & Science Center, Chapel Hill, NC
  • Family/Kid-friendly afternoon and evening event to ring in the new year
  • Activities, interactive games, refreshments, and a kids' countdown under the stars in the fulldome theater
  • This event has sold out at over 1000 visitors every year
 
 

windows on chapel hill

Role: Creator, Organizer, Manager

  • Downtown Chapel Hill storefront project featuring site-specific installations by local artists in local business window
  • A collaborative multi-year seasonal project with Chapel Hill Downtown Partnership, and Town of Chapel Hill Public and Cultural Arts
  • Eye-catching pop-up art displays in downtown storefronts, promoting local artists and further establishing downtown Chapel Hill as a dynamic space for art

WFA – Festival of Arts

Role: Organizer, Manager

  • Annual contemporary arts festival in the Portland Metro area
  • Highlights the latest in contemporary visual arts, music, dance, writing, theatre, film and interactive arts
  • Features interactive art installations, art demos, Art Market, craft activities, Micro Movie Theatre, Main Stage performances and more.
  • 5-6000 people annually
 

Artsplosure – Raleigh Art Festival
Wide Open Bluegrass Art Market

Role: Organizer

  • High-quality annual festivals that celebrate excellence in the performing and visual arts
  • Art Market, planned by Sarah Wolfe, features up to 180 artists annually, in glass, ceramics, metal, wood, fiber, jewelry, mixed media and more.
  • Have increased artist submissions by almost 30%
  • Brought Wide Open Bluegrass Art Market from a sideline to a main focus of the event
  • Artsplosure's spring festival brings in over 80,000 visitors annually and Wide Open Bluegrass brings in up to 200,000
 

Northwest Screendance Expo

Role: Recruiter, Marketer

  • Short film series focused on screendance, a new art genre at the intersection of dance, film and sound.
  • Recruit jury panel to decide which submissions are featured in the expo
  • Led publicity efforts that increased artist submissions by over 300%. 

Events in Climbing

Smith Rock Craggin’ Classic

Role: Organizer, Manager

  • 3-day climbing festival for American Alpine Club (AAC) that focuses on Community, Competency and Conservation in climbing
  • Features up to 12 climbing clinics, rock star presentations, silent auction and raffle, short films, vendor booths, games, stewardship, exploration and foods and festivities
  • In its first year, raised almost $20,000 for AAC through a sold-out event, silent auction and raffle, and garnered much positive feedback through event surveys

Oregon Climbs E-news & Bi-Annual Potlucks

Role: Creator, Organizer, Manager

  • Monthly e-newsletter with readership of over 400 subscribers since 2016
  • Information on topics related to rock climbing - events, alerts, closures, educational resources, reading materials, non-profit organizations, volunteer trail days and pertinent articles
  • Host climber potlucks twice annually, to build community, share information, develop new partnerships and simply enjoy each others’ company

Dixie Rock Climbing Competition

Role: Organizer, Manager

  • Community climbing event where participants compete in, volunteer or enjoy observing the longest-running indoor climbing competition in the US
  • Fun all-ages community top-rope climbing event
  • Increased participant involvement by 40% in three years

Sunday Stone Series

Role: Creator, Organizer, Manager

  • Quarterly program at Triangle Rock Club (Raleigh, NC) that featured presenters on a variety of topics around rock climbing in North Carolina
  • Partnership with Triangle Rock Club, American Alpine Club and Carolina Climbers Coalition