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HAYVN Halftime – Artful Start: Becoming an Artpreneur

September 29 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm


Everyone
Virtual or In-Person

Join us for an honest talk, with plenty of laughs, about turning your artwork into a small business. Hosted by Kerstin Rao, founder of Vivid Cottage, luxury stationery and home goods brand based in Westport. Kerstin will share the moves and missteps she’s made since starting in 2021, offering encouragement to artists hoping to reach a wider audience.

 

Takeaways:

* It’s a business, not a hobby: pricing your work

* Get the word out: adventures in marketing

* Try it, you’ll love it: selling in-person and online

* Back to basics: restoring your spirit with art

 

Bio:
Kerstin Rao took a leap of faith at age 57 – choosing early retirement from a successful 34 years as a classroom teacher to start two businesses. One is Vivid Cottage, featuring her artwork on luxury stationery and home goods, and the other is Curate Your Mate, a dating mindset coaching service. Kerstin majored in art at Vassar College, earned a Masters in Special Education from Bank Street, and studied comedy at Upright Citizens Brigade, the Magnet Theater, and Second City. She performs improv comedy with the local team ‘Fairfield of Dreams.’ A native of Minnesota, with several years spent in Kentucky and NYC, Kerstin has lived in Westport for the past 23 years.

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Free - Everyone

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Date:
September 29

Time:
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Cost:
Free
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Venue

HAYVN
320 Post Road
Darien, CT 06820 United States

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