Co-Creator Et Cultura
Colin Lyman was the co-creator behind the original production concept of Et Cultura in 2016. He was responsible for the establishment of the film, multi-media art, makers, and music element of the festival.
During his time as General Manager and Event Coordinator of Green Bench Brewing Co., Colin had the opportunity to gain an intimate understanding of St. Petersburg’s cultural revolution. In getting to know the people behind the movement, he became passionate about bringing St. Petersburg’s eclectic community together to celebrate what makes it one of the preeminent cultural destinations in the Southeastern United States.
Along with community partners, Colin co-produced the following events and coordinated logistics for Et Cultura, 2016:Maker’s Village presented by Rosey Williams of the St. Petersburg Indie Market, Cultura graphic design exhibition with Hype Marketing Group, Heroes vs. Villains in Film & Literature art show with Black Amethyst Tattoo and Art Gallery, Carousel No. 6, an ongoing photography exhibition presented by Todd Bates of Orange Box Studio, The Florida Folk Scene Et Cultura stage with Mark Etherington and Roger Thomas, Projection Mapping with Pixel Rain and Molecular Media, Vintage Moto-Bazaar with Tai Swank of Ronin Vintage, Cardboard Castle art installation with Bloom Gallery, booking the Hip Abduction headliner band, street closure and coordination with municipal entities, and all site logistics for the Nov 18-20, 2016 event.
The Interactive, Et Kidtura and Main Sound Stage Branches, along with other aspects, were added to Et Cultura, 2016 by his partners, Lea Umberger and Joel Malizia and Dave Allison. Being passionate about traveling and experiencing global culture, Colin has taken great joy in seeing his home city of 12 years grow into a cultural destination worthy of the global stage.