Welcome to our Circle

This effort wants to connect you to likeminded people - online and offline - with no membership fees, no product pitches, and a fresh look at networking. We're here to help you find your support group: the people you want to brainstorm with, who you call when you need a push in the right direction, who will give you an honest opinion when you need it most. Florida Creatives Happy Hours are for professionals, hobbyists, entrepreneurs, consultants and everyone else too - no matter what your creative pursuit is. This website and our other online presences reinforce the connections you make at events, and help our members discover and publish what's new.

Contribute to the Site

Our site is a container for lots of great content. The most common posts on the site are Discussions in the Forum and Events in the Calendar. Any member can add a Community or Meetup to the Directory or a Job Listing in a group. Members are also encouraged to record Podcast Episodes.

Join

If you want to be here, you belong. The first step is to register or login and join some groups. You'll get email updates about new posts and comments in all your groups.

Our groups are all over the state: we have long-running meetups in Orlando and Brevard County, and satellite efforts in Gainesville, Jacksonville, Lakeland, South Florida, Southwest Florida, Tallahassee, and the Tampa Area. If you are interested in seeing these networks grow, get on the discussion list and shout out to the other creatives in your area. We also have interest-based groups for specific industries, disciplines and free event, forum and wiki hosting for meetup groups.

The Wiki on the site is broken out into several areas to collect information - places to get wi-fi, great local resources, companies or artists in your area, and more. Anyone who registers can edit pages or add new ones. There are some pointers in the Help wiki. We are collecting awesome tutorials in the Guides wiki.

FLCreatives Newsletter

A monthly dose of inspiration and cool events around the state. If you don't just see a checkbox above then you are not logged in. If you want to contribute to the newsletter post an event or discussion on this site.
Interest Groups

Recent Posts by Members

FLCreatives Happy Hour @ The Falcon

Happy Hour

Location

The Falcon Bar
819 E Washington Ave
Orlando, FL 32801
Phone: (407) 423-3060
Community or Meetup: 
Mar 16 2015 6:00p - 8:30p

Happy Hour is Back Monday 3/16 at The Falcon!
It's been a while since our happy hour has been a regular thing. I decided that paying for a Meetup.com account would help bring in new people. Please join our meetup!

FLCreatives Happy Hour @ The Falcon

Happy Hour

Location

The Falcon Bar
819 E Washington Ave
Orlando, FL 32801
Phone: (407) 423-3060
Community or Meetup: 
Feb 16 2015 6:00p - 8:30p

Happy Hour is Back this Monday at The Falcon!
It's been a while since our happy hour has been a regular thing. I decided that paying for a Meetup.com account would help bring in new people. Please join our meetup!

Florida Creatives Happy Hour @ Hawkers

Location

Hawkers
1103 N Mills Ave
Orlando, FL 32803
Phone: (407) 237-0606
Community or Meetup: 
Nov 17 2014 6:00p - 8:30p

Happy Hour is Back this Monday at Hawkers!
It's been a while since our last happy hour.

Orlando Community Guide

Orlando
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Orrett Davis of Startup Weekend put together this great slideshow with a lot of community resources

FLCreatives Happy Hour at BART

Location

BART // Bar + Arcade + Gallery
1205 North Mills Ave
Orlando, FL 32803
Phone: 407-796-2522
Community or Meetup: 
Nov 20 2013 6:00p - 9:00p

Florida Creatives Happy Hour returns! Video games! Craft beer! hanging out! Making new connections!

BART (Bar + Arcade + Art) is a fairly new venue with a good atmosphere off of Mills Ave - next to the Yum-Mi, near the Peacock Room. They do not serve food, but there are several food options near by. They have some free-to-play video games and a few that cost a quarter. They can make change for you, but make sure to bring a dollar or two just in case you want to play.

Paralounge Drum Gathering

Paralounge Drum Gathering, Unique family event, world music and percussion

Location

Camp Kiwanis
19300 S.E 3rd ST.
Silver Springs, FL 34488
Phone: 386-658-2444
May 09 2013 12:06p May 12 2013 - 12:06p

Florida Creatives Happy Hour @ Fringe

Orlando Fringe

Location

Orlando Fringe Beer Tent
812 E Rollins Street Loch Haven Park
Orlando, FL 32803
Community or Meetup: 
May 22 2013 6:30p - 9:30p

Orlando Fringe has been a stop on the Florida Creatives Happy Hour circuit since our first year. They create a great collaborative environment for art on the edge, particularly theatre, though there is some awesome visual art, poetry and music there as well. This year there will even be a Pecha Kucha Night as an official Fringe show!

Some of you may have noticed that we haven't had many Happy Hours this year... that's because I've been really busy putting together my first-ever Fringe show, The 39 Steps. The story of how I got to this point? Ask me at the beer tent.

Creative Mornings Orlando with Craig Ustler

Craig Ustler

Location

Urban ReThink
625 E Central Blvd
Orlando, FL 32801
Apr 26 2013 8:30a

Craig Ustler, MAI, CCIM is the Owner and President of Ustler Development, Inc., a real estate development company, and Vice President of Ustler Properties, Inc., a commercial real estate brokerage company. Ustler is President and a principal of Creative Village Orlando, LLC.  

"Design and Thinking," film night presented by FL Hospital Innovation Lab

"Design & Thinking" Poster

Location

UrbanReThink
625 E Central Blvd
Orlando, FL 32801
Phone: 4077046895
Mar 14 2013 7:00p - 9:30p

 

Location

UrbanReThink
625 E Central Blvd
Orlando, FL 32801
Phone: 4077046895

Florida Creatives Happy Hour: Orlando EDC @ Voxeo #WhyOrlando

Florida Creatives

Location

Voxeo, Chase Plaza
189 South Orange Avenue 10th Floor, South Tower
Orlando, FL 32801
Community or Meetup: 
Feb 04 2013 5:30p - 7:30p

November 2013 Happy Hour

This month's Happy Hour is sponsored by the Metro Orlando EDC, held at the offices of Voxeo, a real success story from Orlando's Technology Scene. They're using the opportunity to raise awareness for their #WhyOrlando campagin - just one of the ways they are making Central Florida more attractive to businesses looking to locate here.

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