Art Night Out II was the second edition of an event that was born out of the desire to make a difference and create awareness of creative entrepreneurship in Nigeria. Initiated by The GlowingColours.com and Thought Pyramid Art Centre Abuja, the event has now become a platform where business savvy, art enthusiasts and fashion lovers meet up.
The second edition was a success. We were blown away by the musical performance of the Nigerian Tenors held at Thought Pyramid Art Centre Abuja which was also the venue of Art Night Out II. We were not only amazed by the turn out of the three-day event but the guests showed up and showed out in their sophisticated outfits.
The 4 participating designers, YVK Design, Maison Mimi, Exquisite and Pink Fleur took us into their world by showcasing some of their latest collections and telling the inspiration behind them. However, the highlight of the event was the Q&A session held between the designers and the public whereby they got to truly inform the guests of their brand, their business strategy, the role of technology, business issues and the creative industry at large in Nigeria. It was such an interesting and educative session as the designers also used the platform to discover other market opportunities.
Indeed this event was not just an fun fair, it was inspiring and yet informative. OJD design, an upcoming fashion brand also got the chance to showcase their wears. Owned and run by two young Nigerian designers, by explaining the challenges they were currently facing as young designers such as vendor relationship and stocking their designs in retail stores at unaffordable rates. As the public cheered them for their courage, they received offers to stock their pieces in stores by two guests of the event.
The event also had the honour to host Mimi, a stylist who took the platform to discuss style in Nigeria and the role of a stylist. Also we got the chance to look at the games created by the talented Kingsley, who wooed the guests with his board games. The spoken word performance as well as other cultural display got us all talking.
Art Night Out II was just three eventful days which were an absolute success. The ultimate lesson we learnt was to use every platform, no matter how small it is to scale and build your brand as well as inspire your generation.
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We acknowledge all the media outlets that featured the event and also came by. We also thank the partners of the event such as Spice Platter, Dauno Global Concept and Pac Center Abuja who contributed to its success.
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