• Flex Creative Muscles at Native 312 Events

     
    POSTED February 21, 2020
     

There’s no better way to build team spirit than with a can of spray paint and a blank canvas. Native 312 Events gives groups a chance to foster community and creativity while learning about one of Chicago’s most widely seen forms of art: graffiti.

Javier Dominguez and Adam Dittman founded Native 312 Events nearly two years ago after working together on events for more than eight years. They now provide Urban Art Workshops to a variety of clientele, including collegiate groups and corporate teams.

“Every time we do our Urban Art Workshop, it never fails to amaze me how people of different artistic skill sets work together to create something awesome,” Dominguez says. “It’s almost like people draw inspiration from one another and build on top of it, which is essentially how you want your team to work together to tackle problems in the workspace.”

Dominguez says their Urban Art Workshop encourages teams to work together in an organic manner while flexing their creative muscles. Plus, he jokes, it doesn’t hurt that they’re able to work in some bar packages.

“Our goal is to provide entertaining and immersive ways to experience Chicago and highlight some of its culture and creative circles that may be new to locals and visitors alike,” Dominguez says. “We work with some of the most highly regarded artists in Chicago."

Located in Oregon’s wine country, The Allison Inn and Spa is offering some new team-building options for meeting planners. Experiences include:

» Smith Teas Tasting: Claire Boyer, Smith Teamaker’s head of education, offers a hands-on class uncovering the exotic world of tea.

» Lotion Blending: Awaken the senses and heighten creativity with a hands-on lotion and essential oil-blending workshop.

 

The International Floral Distributors each year teams up with Produce Marketing Association and a designer to create the “Flower Trends Forecast.” For 2020, the organization enlisted Helen Miller, AIFD, CAFA, CF, and Derek Woodruff, AIFD, CFD, CF, PFCI, AAF. Miller owns Flowers & Such in Adrian, Michigan. Her work has been showcased in publications such as Floral Management, Florists Review, and The Knot.

 

The Pacific Northwest is now home to a new and unique subterranean event space: The Sanctuary at The Society Hotel Bingen in Bingen, Washington. This one-of-a-kind dome-shaped building is tucked into a hillside in the northeast corner of the hotel property, which is located in the Columbia River Gorge.

The Sanctuary is now accepting reservations for wellness retreats and private groups for yoga, meditation, qigong, musical performances, sound healing, dance parties and more.