PechaKucha Knoxville celebrates their PKN Vol. 28 with a playful poster, putting them under the PKN Poster Spotlight for this week. The interaction between the blue and yellow gently draws the eye in, highlighting the bright minds and ideas that will be shared at their PKN. Graphic artist Tricia Bateman illustrates the many stories that will soon be told with their PechaKucha Poster, as all the graphics are encapsulated in speech and thought bubbles. This poster anticipates a fun and eventful night on August 16th for the PechaKucha Knoxville team. We can’t wait to see you all there!

To see some more fun posters, head over to the PechaKucha Night Tumblr page!

To celebrate their 20th PechaKucha night, we point the City Focus upon New Westminster, British Columbia. Alongside its rich heritage, the art and culture scene in New Westminster is up and coming with the Burlesque Festival and their bountiful theater productions. For their 20th PKN, New Westminster plans to invite presentations in doubles: 10 presentations x 2 presenters per presentation, all equaling out to 20 presenters. Best of luck to PechaKucha Night New Westminster Vol. 20 and your creative take on the PechaKucha 20x20. This will be an unforgettable evening and we can’t wait to see you all there!

This weeks city focus is on Kalispell, Montana, the gorgeous valley with a secret key to Glacier National Park. Rich with Native American influence, Kalispell is directly translated in Salish to “flat land above the lake.” Kalispell is the home to beautiful wildlife, trails, and mountain ranges, all interwoven by strikingly blue lakes nestled between. The vast space of Kalispell is reflected among the open minds that are coming to speak at PechaKucha Night Kalispell Vol. 5. Hope to see you there! 

Our PechaKucha People lens focuses in on Craig Nicholson this week. Craig breaks conventional boundaries and immerses himself in art to do just that. Organizer of PKN Wellington, Craig approaches the world and his work with an intercultural perspective. Between his proficiency in 4 languages and his diverse network, he brings nothing but light and open-mindedness to the PechaKucha family. Thank you for your passion and hard work Craig, it does not go unnoticed. The best of luck to PechaKucha Night Wellington Vol. 34!

This weeks Poster Spotlight illuminates PechaKucha Chengdu’s overflowing bucket of artist tools. Alluding to their night of My Tool Kit, the Chengdu poster fuses playful pastel hues with the wide range of creative tools to stimulate both the toolmaker and tool-user at their next PechaKucha Night. The abstraction of the tool in their recent poster highlights the limitless nature of the creative tool: it can range from a simple pencil to tools for the pursuit of happiness. Head over to Chengdu to hear some colorful stories about the medium that our creatives use to make ideas transform into reality.

To see some more thought-provoking posters, head over to the PechaKucha Night Poster Tumblr page!

Follow us to Leiden, a small city located in South Holland for this weeks City Focus. Sewn together with quaint canals and rivers, Leiden is the home to Leiden University established in 1575; one of the oldest and most prominent in Europe. As a university town, Leiden is brimming with young, fresh, creative minds that will be generously represented in their upcoming PechaKucha Night, PechaKucha Night Leiden Vol. 24: The Next Generation. Join us on July 4th for a night of storytelling by the next generation of Leiden. Looking forward to seeing you all there!


This week's City Focus highlights the famous temple town nestled in the Chubu region of Japan, Nagano. This picturesque city is teeming with charming temples dating back to the Nara period that complement the breathtaking landscapes. Living up to its expectation as a temple town, Nagano recently hosted PechaKucha Night Nagano Vol. 40 at the historic Choukokuji Temple. Be sure to look out for enthralling presentations (in Japanese) from Nagano real soon! 

This week's PechaKucha Poster Spotlight shines on the poster design for Mumbai's revival event, PechaKucha Night Mumbai Vol. 10. The stark contrast of pigments utilized in the design bring the semi-monochromatic illustration to life and tickle one's sense of wonder. Let creativity ooze from your mind and head on over to Mumbai's PechaKucha Night to meet other creatives like you!

For more amazing PechaKucha Posters, visit our PechaKucha Night Tumblr Page.

This week's PechaKucha People spotlight lands on PechaKucha Night Warwick organizer Phyllis Lehman. For Phyllis, art is a form of expression that goes beyond an artist and their medium. She sees it as a theraputic and life enhancing activity that everyone should enjoy and participate in. By day, she is an artist and therapist and by night, a PKN Warwick organizer, so she lives and breathes creativity! Thank you for your PechaKucha passion and we wish you the best of luck hosting PechaKucha Night Warwick Vol. 6. Keep inspiring others to be creative, Phyllis!

This week's PechaKucha Poster Spotlight invites you to crack open a cold beer with the lovely attendees of PechaKucha Night Chiayi Vol. 5. With a sweet mix of vintage and pop elements, the poster design exudes a welcoming and bubbly atmosphere that incites all to come and enjoy the numerous creative presenters and a refreshing beverage at the highly anticipated event. It is truely a poster that represents the genial and lively people of Chiayi. 

For more amazing PechaKucha Night Posters, visit our PechaKucha Night Tumblr Page.