The Flower House will be a creative space designed to cultivate creative learning, group-centered leadership, and cooperative economics for women and families. Our philosophy as practicing artists is that individuals unite to build family, families unite to build neighborhoods, neighborhoods unite to build communities, and communities unite to build strong nations. Artists Darnell & Naomi Chambers met through Pittsburghs Black Artist Meet-up. It was through their similar interests in art, and their beliefs in the importance of culture and community that the two connected, committed and later married. Their collective goal is to own and operate a creative space in Pittsburgh's art district. Naomi Walker is a mother, art educator, community based artist and craftswoman. In all of her creations she attempts to make each sharing of her work speak to others in a way that not only inspire but also seek introspection. Born in Pittsburgh, she brings years experience in mentoring, directing youth development programs for children, teaching digital literacy, fine art, and design. She received a Bachelor Degree from University of Pittsburghs School of Business Administration in Marketing, and another Bachelor Degree from their School of Arts and Science in Studio Arts so that she could pursue a career as an arts entrepreneur. Her artistic goals are to be able to live a sustainable life by selling and exhibiting her art, to be innovative in her creation especially with common themes, and to help people discover, harness, and develop their own skills, talents, and passions through her work. Art making is her biggest mental exercise, and personal outlet. She uses primarily painting and assemblage as her modes of creation. Painting allows her to build scenes and convey feelings to tell stories. While assemblage allows her to make sense of the everyday objects shes collected or have been bombarded with to tell stories about her life. She views the opening of a creative space as an ultimate assemblage piece. Darnell Chambers is a father, visual artist, teacher, and florist from San Diego, CA. Committed to social justice and serving the unmet needs in the community, Darnell gains inspiration from artists like Teenie Harris, whose work documents the black experience. Chambers is currently exploring the history of the area in which he engage in creative community work, with the intent to connect the African in America with its natal African roots. He practices the majority of his work with mediums such as pencil, paint, and even fresh flowers. Studying Media Arts and Animation at the Art Institute of Pittsburgh, and graduating with a Bachelor Degree in Web Design and Interactive Media, hes also gained extensive skill in video, digital photography, and painting. His goals as a professional artist are to open up dialogue and raise awareness of African American cultural identity through art, promote the importance of ones fundamental accountability to ones community; as well as oneself by leading by example. History and nature plays a major role in his attempt to promote positivity and health in daily life practice. In coming together to operate a creative community space we aspire to empower women and families within the Pittsburgh community by providing a safe, resourceful, creative space for them to creatively respond to issues affecting their community, stand as the central location for teaching arts based youth enrichment programs and provide exhibition space for artists.