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about catbird events

We LOVE all things local! And in 2016 Catbird Events was formed in order to bring the community opportunities to support, shop, and love LOCAL & HANDMADE.  We have found over the years this is a wonderful way to partner with amazing small businesses, bring local artists & makers together with the community, and most importantly raise the awareness of the importance of supporting local, small & handmade!

team members

Kristin Schollander



Kristin is from Winston-Salem and has always been passionate about advocating for the importance of the arts.  Her education and past work experience led her to her involvement with the arts on a more community level.

She started Catbird Art & Events in 2016 with a main focus to collaborate with local small businesses to organize fun vendor events that would allow the community opportunities to support local, small & handmade!

In her spare time she enjoys life with her husband, their twins & 2 dogs as well as teaching art for a national online school and spending whatever extra time she can gardening, digging in the dirt and finding her way to the beach.


BA Studio Art, Meredith College

Minor Art History, Meredith College

BFA, Painting, The School of the

Art Institute of Chicago

​Work Experience:

20+ years as a Practicing & Exhibiting Artist

9+ Years as an Art Gallery Manager / Director

10+ years as an Art Teacher

Event Planning Experience

Amy Yuwana

Event Manager


Amy is from Winston-Salem.  Kristin & Amy met after she signed up to participate in one of the events in 2016 and they became immediate friends! Amy has all sorts of experience with the vendor market world.

Madison Kinney

Event Assistant


Madison has been a very familiar face at Catbird Events since 2016 because her mom "Soaps By Kelly" is a regular vendor! Madison is currently in high school and doing big things! We are excited to have Madison join the Catbird Team!

interested in hosting an event?

We really enjoy partnering with local businesses to create a unique experience for your followers and the community!  Since 2016, our mission is to raise awareness of the importance of support small, local, and handmade. Or to #supportlocaleverything !  If you are interested in finding out more about how we structure our events just reach out and let us know! We would love to partner with you to create a fun community event that helps shine a light on the importance of LOVING & SUPPORTING LOCAL!

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