How it works/FAQ


So what’s the deal?

CREATE challenges teams made up of an artist, a chef, and a bartender to collaborate on an interactive exhibition. The group decides on a theme inspired by the artist’s work, then the chef and bartender make a dish and a cocktail inspired by that same theme. You walk around the event eating, drinking, and taking in the art at each station for a completely unique experience. 

Sounds cool, what else?

We have bands playing throughout the event; a DJ; live art installations; cool photo ops; complimentary beer, wine, and small bites from local restaurants; a pop-up market of local makers; and food trucks.

What’s included in my ticket?

All food and beverages at the featured CREATE team stations, bites from local restaurants, beer, wine, music, and tons of fun. A VIP ticket gives you early access to everything, plus an exclusive lounge area. Merch, products from our pop-up market, and food truck food is available for sale.

Can I purchase art at this event? 

Yes! We encourage artists to bring artwork and merchandise at a variety of different price points to sell at CREATE so you can take home something special. 

What should I wear?

This event takes place at the Boston Innovation & Design Center, which includes indoor and outdoor space. We will do everything in our power to keep you comfortable in whatever unpredictable weather Mother Nature sends our way, but please keep this in mind as you dress for the event. There is no set dress code and guests tend to dress fairly casual. Check out our Facebook page to see what people have worn to past events!

How do I get there and is there parking?

We encourage guests to take public transportation, walk, or use a car service to get to and from the event. If you do decide to drive, there is free parking available on site. You can find more information on how to get to the Innovation & Design Building here.

Can kids come to CREATE?

We do not have any programming that’s geared specifically towards kids, but people of all ages are welcome. Children under 12 years may attend at no extra cost. 

Can I get a group rate on tickets?

We’re happy to work with groups of 20 or more on ticket packages. Please reach out to caitlin@popavent.com for more information.

Can I sponsor CREATE? 

Yes! We have sponsorship opportunities of all levels available that include unique ways to showcase your brand or VIP experiences with the talent to impress your customers or partners. Please reach out to caitlin@popavent.com for more information.