On the morning of Friday, Nov. 17, we hosted Creative Mornings RVA, a monthly event attended by Richmonders who gather for creative inspiration, in our new Other Side space. More than 200 attended (tickets, which are free, were snatched up in an hour!) and were treated to a heartfelt talk by featured speaker Ashley Hawkins, our executive director.

With the month's theme of "Death" in mind, Ashley began with a story about her beloved aunt who sparked her love of fun, style and creativity and who died way too young. Her spirit has lived on in all of Ashley's pursuits including what she calls her "ultimate creative expression," Studio Two Three. Ashley talked about the importance of choosing the creative life and her love of passing it on to her two children, Max and Zoey.

You can view Ashley's inspiring Creative Mornings talk and see how cool our Other Side is by clicking here. Videography credits to Taylor Quinn, Filmspire: filmspirevideo.com