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Area Groups Partner to host 24th PechaKucha Night
in St. Joseph/Benton Harbor
20 slides, 20 seconds, one night of community
Thursday, May 12, 2022. 7 - 9 PM
St. Joseph, MI— Members of the community, friends, families and all those in-between are all cordially invited to attend the PechaKucha 20x20 St. Joseph/Benton Harbor Volume 24 Event. The ticketed event takes place at Union+Social located at 216 Court Street in St. Joseph on Thursday, May 12, 2022, from 7 - 9 pm, with an after-party until midnight. Doors open at 6 PM for a social hour with the presenters and a cash bar. PechaKucha’s - meaning “chit chat” in Japanese - presentation format shows 20 images, each for 20 seconds. In other words, presenters get 400 seconds to tell their story, with visuals guiding the way. The new venue allows 160 guests. Purchase your $10 tickets, which includes a strolling dinner provided by Union+Social, online now through Event Brite.
It is encouraged to purchase your ticket in advance, only remaining tickets will be available at the door day of, and the event is expected to sell out. PechaKucha organizers will announce COVID protocols, the list of presenters, menu, and parking information in April. Follow PechaKucha SJ/BH on Facebook as we reveal the details for Volume 24!
PechaKucha St. Joseph/Benton Harbor has been bringing local creatives to center-stage for 7 years in 2022, and Volume 24 brings more creative stories! This is a special, ticketed event with limited capacity - make sure to get your tickets in advance so you don't miss out!
Whether you have been to all 23 volumes or this is your first, this fun and communal evening spent engaging with local artists and community members is sure to enlighten your evening.
This creative outlet began as nighttime get-togethers in Tokyo in 2003 by two renowned architects. Since then, three million people have attended PechaKucha events worldwide. Inspired by their desire to "talk less, show more," Astrid Klein and Mark Dytham of Tokyo's Klein-Dytham Architecture (KDA) created PechaKucha in February 2003 as a way to attract people to their experimental event space in Roppongi, Japan, and to enable young designers to meet, show their work, and exchange ideas in 6 minutes and 40 seconds.
In 2003, Tokyo began hosting PK Nights, followed over the years by hundreds of other cities across the globe. As of April 2019, PechaKucha nights had been held in more than 1,142 cities worldwide and attended by more than 3 million people. It’s no surprise PechaKucha has been described as the world's biggest physical social network! The key to the success is the simple format where presenters only get 20 images shown for 20 seconds each -- giving anyone a chance to present their recent project or passion.
Many cities often lack spaces where creative people can share their work, so PechaKucha is about exposing the hidden creativity in a city. PechaKucha nights are organized by local passionate and enthusiastic people with backgrounds in many creative fields.
Krasl Art Center and individual volunteers collaborate to bring this engaging event to the community. Looking to get involved in planning future events? Email
PechaKucha events provide an excellent photo and video opportunities.
About Krasl Art Center:
Krasl Art Center is a nonprofit art museum and learning center that enriches the lives of people living in or visiting Southwest Michigan by delivering enlightening art experiences through diverse education opportunities, meaningful events, and high quality exhibits and collections. KAC’s mission is to inspire meaningful change and strengthen community through the visual arts. To learn more, visit
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