Additionally, we have successfully planned two events for the first two weeks of February - “Joe w/ Jo” at Powers Market (details at The Lightning Jar Facebook page) and “Pizza and Podcasts” - details to come this week on our Facebook page! It was great to meet people from both Powers Market and United Counseling Services who were more than happy to collaborate on these fun and community-focused events. We also focused on the space and how to make it more open and functional as well as Joelle teaching me how to create a budget. I didn't realize all the things you need to think about. As hard as it was, I enjoyed learning about it and look forward to our event on Monday, Financial Planning Basics.
Something that was really cool was visiting local artist Jackie Kelly at her studio. We met her through one of our connections at a Joe w/Jo event and we just finished decorating our walls with her amazing work. There are so many beautiful paintings filling the walls of our space till the middle of April. We are planning to change the paintings quarterly. Our members really like them as they are so colorful and bright. The Lightning Jar wants to provide its walls for local artists to show their work - if you are an artist and want to collaborate then we would love to talk and plan with you. If you are passing by our area, feel free to stop by to enjoy Jackie’s stunning work. Check out her story in our January Newsletter where she talks more about how she began painting and how she paints for great causes.
We've also begun creating an Instagram account for The Lightning Jar, and I look forward to building that up more as there is so much to share. Can't wait for week four!