Creative Enterprise Zone Give & Take at Vandalia Tower

Range of Creative Talents at New Vandalia Tower Featured 

This interactive evening of short presentations, games and other surprises is designed to celebrate creativity and connect people. For this installment of the Creative Enterprise Zone GIVE & TAKE, we're tapping the unique knowledge and curiosity of those who 'Make It Here' in the newly renovated Vandalia Tower building at 550 Vandalia St. The event will be held in the stunning new home of the Independent Filmmaker Project (IFP).

Join us as we delve into this vivacious center of creativity at the heart of the Zone, sparking unexpected conversations and forging new connections. Light refreshments will be provided. This event is free and open to the public. Check out our exciting lineup of presenters below. Let us know you’re coming - RSVP here.

Presenters to Include:


Thomas Oliphant makes furniture and furnishings for contemporary living, including tables, seating, hardware, and lighting. His professional practice is inclusive and collaborative with work in the collections of distinguished institutional, corporate and private clients nationwide. Thomas Oliphant teaches in the College of Design at the University of Minnesota and the Graduate Program at Minneapolis College of Art and Design. He retired young as an Architect and holds degrees from Cranbrook Academy of Art and the University of Minnesota Institute of Technology. |



Lynn Barnhouse’s talent and wide range of interests have been informing the design of some of the country’s finest residential, corporate, and institutional architecture for over thirty-five years. Known for her collaborative working style and her skill at integrating thoughtful interior design into the building process, she is respected for her common sense, her openness and honesty, and her ability to listen to and focus on the needs of her clients. She frequently works concurrently on residential and commercial projects, finding that the resources used and lessons learned from each cross-pollinate, to the enhancement of both. |



SPNN Youth Programs provides Saint Paul youth with the opportunity to create community media with a lasting impact. Through their fun and engaging programs, youth develop skills in media production, critical thinking, and community awareness. They are a place for exploration and diverse voices, for artistic vision and award-winning quality. As an alternative to mainstream media, they work to increase youth media visibility on their channels and on the web. They believe in the power of youth media to stimulate dialogue and create social change. |



Union Park is a women-owned content marketing agency that builds modern, relevant brands by bringing together data analytics, consumer behavior expertise, social listening, and strategic editorial content within an agile business environment. Come hear them talk about the innovative and successful Kickstarter campaign they led to fund the comeback album of The Suburbs, one of the cornerstones of the local indie-rock scene in the Twin Cities. Working closely with the band, they helped them raise close to $75,000 towards their first album in nearly 30 years, allowing them to “be their own record label". |



IFP Minnesota’s mission is to advance a vibrant and diverse community of independent film and media artists through networking, education, funding, and opportunities for showcasing their work. IFP MN envisions a world where expression through images is encouraged and valued. It is the goal of IFP MN to lead the way in supporting the independent filmmaker by creating a healthy and viable filmmaking community in Minnesota.



WHEN: Thursday, January 14th, 2016 Doors open at 6:30PM Program starts at 7PM

WHERE: IFP MN at Vandalia Tower 550 Vandalia St #120 St Paul, MN 55114 

WHO: All are invited, so mark your calendars! This event is free and open to the public, but we ask that you RSVP here.

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Thu, 01/14/2016 -
6:30pm to 8:30pm