Creativity City opens on FSB front lawn

April 2018

Jay Murdock

Despite occasional snow showers and temperatures not far from freezing, Lizzie Luh was quick to find a bright side to the first morning of Creativity City.

“It’s not raining anymore,” she pointed out. “I’d rather have snow than wind. Definitely.”

At 14 plots around the front lawn of the Farmer School of Business, groups of students have put together activities and stations, ranging from virtual reality to finger painting to an obstacle course.

“They have been working all semester to create an engaging plot that will teach other students some aspect of creativity,” Luh said.

Luh, a junior marketing major, is the president of Igoodea Creatives, one of the groups putting on the event.

“It’s a great opportunity to teach other people that they’re creative, even if they don’t know that,” she explained.

Luh says she would like to see students stop by the plots more than once.

“I’m hoping that people can come away with a bit of knowledge about what creativity is. I’m hoping it piques their interest and they come back, start asking more questions,” she explained.

The hope is that everyone involved takes away a better feel for the uses of creativity, Luh said.

“I think you can use creativity in lots of areas in life. It’s a really useful skill to have, and it’s definitely underrated,” she said.

The event continues until 8 p.m. Thursday.

See more photos of the event throughout the week here

Creativity City map
Creativity City wide shot Creativity City preparations with gold-painted bike Creativity City participant adds to a yarn project Participants work to figure out how to cut a cupcake