Creative Spirits was founded in 2012 by Barb Clayton with two artists, Christine Boeve and Marisa Sidles. Our first events were held in a local contractor’s kitchen display storeroom, Supreme Kitchens. Two months later we moved into our first studio, just 700 sq. ft. in downtown Spirit Lake. We took the concept on the road and traveled out 60+ miles from the studio to bring fun, creative parties to rural communities. As our studio and mobile events grew in numbers, Sue Boettcher joined the team and became a partner in January 2014.
In May of 2013 our Sioux Falls studio location was opened on Main Street, downtown Sioux Falls. With Manager Steph Rinne’s marketing and staff development skills, the studio has flourished. In September 2013 Mari Howard became the manager of our Okoboji location to give Barb and Sue time to expand to other locations. Mari’s enthusiasm and drive have helped to continue our growth in Okoboji and Minnesota. In November 2013 our Ames studio was opened in West Towne! Our manager Meg Husen’s enthusiastic leadership is expanding our presence in Ames & surrounding areas. In June 2014 our Sioux City studio opened on Singing Hills Blvd and is managed by Tracy Rosowski. Before becoming manager, Tracy was an event coordinator in our Sioux City studio and brings years of customer service experience to Siouxland from her previous work. In June 2014 Okoboji moved into our 3000 sq. ft. studio just 4 doors north of the old studio. Our new studio allows us to hold events up to 60 people with room to spare. In January 2015 our lead artist, Christine Boeve, opened at Creative Spirits studio in her hometown of Tipton, Ia. We are very excited to be a part of the Tipton square. Our most recent studio opened in downtown Forest City, Ia and is managed by Jill Holland, a creative Forest City native. We are very happy to be a part of this vibrant little community.
At Creative Spirits we are blessed to have a creative and enthusiastic team that enjoys creating a great party each and every day!