Creative direction, event curation, graphic design

Yellow party

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What started as one of my journal entries turned into a celebration of artists that are often left out of the spotlight. I led the creative direction for Yellow Party, a celebration of tenderness and joy, featuring all Black queer artists in Portland, Oregon. Along with designing content for the event, I coordinated the production, artist management, and community reach-out efforts.

MY ROLE

  • Creative direction, event programming, graphic design.

What I did

Designed the online and social experience for a party that celebrates queer Black artists in Portland, Oregon.


The Game Plan

I had the idea for Yellow Party in the cold of Portland February, when many of the people in my community were in the height of season depression and winter gloom. I wanted to create an experience where people could come together to create art in a loved and intimate space.


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I reached out to Black artists that I deeply admired, and curated a gathering of art that would allow us to celebrate joy, self-care, and community.

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I collaborated with community organizations and venues in Portland to secure a space and audio needs, and hosted the event at Louiza, a third-generation Black-owned cafe.

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I designed social materials to center play, tenderness, and color.

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IMPACT

We had over 150 guests attend Yellow Party. As an artist myself, a huge value of mine is to pay artists for their time and labour. Through community support and a vigorous fundraising strategy, all of the artists were paid while celebrating with their community.

The event was held at  Louiza , a Black-owned café in Portland, OR. Photography by  Miss Lopez Media .

The event was held at Louiza, a Black-owned café in Portland, OR. Photography by Miss Lopez Media.

Artist  Jayy Dodd . Photography by  Miss Lopez Media .

Artist Jayy Dodd. Photography by Miss Lopez Media.

Food by  Bliss House . Photography by  Miss Lopez Media .

Food by Bliss House. Photography by Miss Lopez Media.

Artist  Ahsante Sankofa Foree . Photography by  Miss Lopez Media .
Artist  Tazha the Diviner . Photography by  Miss Lopez Media .

Artist Tazha the Diviner. Photography by Miss Lopez Media.