MEET THE MEMBER

Meet the Member: Maia Mattson

MAIA MATTSON

In your words… Tell us about your organization, business, initiative.

I am a multimedia artist specializing in unique event design and installation. Committed transformative placemaking, I create unique site specific work that elevates event spaces, energizes community, and engages the imagination.

Tell us a bit about you and why you do what you do? Share your passions for your business, initiative, organization.

My parents are both makers, carpenter + painter+ ceramicist, so I grew up surrounded by creative ingenuity + true diy design. I spent a lot of time outdoors in the woods, making forts + imaging tree houses was a continual past-time. Fast forward to my early twenties, I found myself working in event design, florals and decor, and later worked on the visual installation team at Anthropologie. After having my kids, I needed to make my own schedule and started my own business creating unique retail, event displays and public art installations.

What role do you think your business plays in supporting a more creative community? OR your community in general. (Bonus! Why do you think a more creative community is important?)

I think creative community is essential. Artists activate their communities, offering creative problem solving and imaginative thinking. We need that hope and resilience now more than ever to keep us connected and inspired.

What was the last book you read that made an impact on you?

I watch so much tv. It’s a problem. So the last thing I watched was… probably something about Britney Spears and her conservatory on Youtube. But pretty recently I watched Awkwafina is Nora from Queens and came away with the beautiful realization that being your weird ass self is the best.

What’s the one thing people would be surprised to learn about you our your business?

I love a good jumpsuit and dream of being a stand up comedian.

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