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Creative Neighbors meets regularly in and around northeast Los Angeles. Each event features short presentations from local creatives, followed by drinks and friendly schmoozing.

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Upcoming Events

Online Creative Talks
Thursday, December 9th // 8:00 – 9:30pm

Featured Speakers

Process // Character designer and illustrator Mo McMasters gives insight into how risograph printing transformed their creative practice.

Lesson // KidLit Illustrator & Author Lala Watkins shares what they’ve learned about becoming better creatively thru crying, good vibes, and hugging yourself a little extra to be who you always meant to continue becoming.

Project // Photographer & Creative Director Suzanne Strong talks about bringing inclusive and diverse images into the contemporary stock photography space.

Recent Talks

tracy stone
November 18, 2021

LESSON // Architect Tracy Stone shares how she faced down an ethical dilemma and made peace with her response.

Ricky De Los Angeles
November 18, 2021

PROJECT // Character Designer Ricky De Los Angeles shares the journey of making his first self-published art book, "Dibujitos," from concept to reality, and lessons learned along the way.

Mark Melara
October 28, 2021

Lesson // Screenwriter Mark Melara shares what he’s learned about pitching (and almost selling) an animated series.

How our events work

Speakers come from our local creative community and give 5-7 minute talks on the following segments:


A breakdown of a project they’ve made or are working on.


The nitty gritty details of how they do what they do.


Something they’ve learned and think would help others.

Creative Crush

Someone or something they love or find inspiring.

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