PechaKucha Returns to Benton Harbor September 22

The 28th volume of PechaKucha 20×20 St. Joseph/Benton Harbor is approaching.  PechaKucha – meaning “chit chat” in Japanese –  has a presentation format that shows 20 images, each for 20 seconds. In other words, presenters get 400 seconds to tell their story, with visuals guiding the way.

The ticketed event takes place outdoors at the Ghostlight Theatre in Benton Harbor on Friday, September 22, from 8:30 – 10:30 pm. Doors open at 7:30 pm, for snacks and a cash bar after exploring the Benton Harbor ArtHop in the Arts District.

Your five-dollar ticket supports future PechaKucha events and is available online at and also at the door. A limitednumber of chairs will be provided – it is encouraged to bring your own seat when available. If the event has to move inside due to weather issues, seating is limited to the first 120 ticket purchasers. Additional purchasers will receive a link to experience the evening virtually.

PechaKucha St. Joseph/Benton Harbor has been bringing local creatives to center-stage for seven years, and Volume 28 brings more creative stories! The excellent lineup of presenters for this special event, includes:

·     VicShonda Newbern

·     JoAnn Dunning

·     Mamie Yarbrough

·     Corey Neeley

·     Nicole Dherde

·     Jeanette Thompson

·     Carl Kutsmode

·     Joy Bradley

·     Julee Laurent

·     Doug Peterson

Follow PechaKucha SJ/BH on Facebook and Instagram to learn the details for each presenter at Volume 28! @pechakuchasjbh

Following is a link to purchase tickets for the event:

This creative outlet began as nighttime get-togethers in Tokyo in 2003 by two renowned architects. Since then, three million people have attended PechaKucha events worldwide. Inspired by their desire to “talk less, show more,” Astrid Klein and Mark Dytham of Tokyo’s Klein-Dytham Architecture (KDA) created PechaKucha in February 2003 as a way to attract people to their experimental event space in Roppongi, Japan, and to enable young designers to meet, show their work, and exchange ideas in 6 minutes and 40 seconds.

In 2003, Tokyo began hosting PK Nights, followed over the years by hundreds of other cities across the globe. As of April 2019, PechaKucha nights had been held in more than 1,142 cities worldwide and attended by more than 3 million people.  PechaKucha has been described as the world’s biggest physical social network! The key to the success is the simple format where presenters only get 20 images shown for 20 seconds each — giving anyone a chance to present their recent project or passion.

Many cities often lack spaces where creative people can share their work, so PechaKucha is about exposing the hidden creativity in a city. PechaKucha nights are organized by local passionate and enthusiastic people with backgrounds in many creative fields.

Krasl Art Center and individual volunteers collaborate to bring this engaging event to the community. For more information, Email


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