Loading Events

« All Events

  • This event has passed.

Artist Collaborations: Developing Partnerships for Success

September 26 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Free – $10.00

Artist Collaborations: Developing Partnerships for Success

Accomplished Hampton Roads artists share tips and tricks on developing partnerships for success as an artist. Creative advancements can appear as flashes of insight or even “happy accidents.” They happen all the time, and often when least expected. Add a creative partner (or two) to the mix and you’ve got enough knowledge and experience to spark a multitude of creative advancements to power a successful partnership. Hear our panelists’ lessons learned, success stories, and unexpected experiences, while also networking with other local artists.


Heather Hakimzadeh

Heather Hakimzadeh, Curator, Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA), came to Virginia Beach in 2008 from Washington, DC. During her stay in the DC area, she earned her Master’s Degree in Art History from George Washington University while simultaneously working as an Educator for the Phillip’s Collection. Hakimzadeh looks forward to continuing her career in the Hampton Roads area by participating in and creating more cultural adventures for everyone to enjoy and applauds everyone who participates in our artistic community.


Evan Sokal

Evan’s work consists of a range of media dealing with depression, anxiety, and addiction through use of humor and pop culture aesthetics. Public Closets is a clothing business started in 2017 where he makes Virginia based handmade shirts, hats, stickers and skateboard decks, also made to communicate a mentally healthy approach to life, with fun.


Heidi Peelen

Heidi Peelen is a multi-media artist and founder of Watershed Art House making her mark on the world from Hampton Roads, VA. Her world extends from illustration, collage, painting, sculpture, photography, and comedy and performance art.

Andy Harris

Born in Durham, North Carolina and raised in Virginia Beach, Virginia, Andy Harris earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Kinetic Imaging from Virginia Commonwealth University. He is an art educator at Old Donation School in Virginia Beach and a Fawn Street Studios artist in downtown Norfolk.

Joél Casanova

Joél is 22 years old, born in Chicago and raised in Texas. He is a passionate dancer, performer, instructor, and choreographer who has been dancing for 9 years. He has done competitions, theatre productions, teaching, and freelance choreography in HipHop which is his primary training. Joel created Personal Kinetic, a curriculum that develops a dancer’s personal style and his training in HipHop, Ballet, and Modern led him to develop his own personal style, U-Mod. He is also the creator and founder of BeatHunter Dance, a business where he provides dance instruction, performances, privates, and movement coaching in Personal Kinetic.



September 26
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Free – $10.00
Event Categories:
, , , ,




1701 Garage Side
1701 Baltic Avenue
Virginia Beach, VA 23451 United States
+ Google Map