about us + THE WORKSHOP downtown

kelly bennett is an independent creative director and change maker. she is also the creative director and restaurant partner of vegenation. her mission is to create a thriving conscious economy with cool brands, businesses, and lifestyle products that make a real impact on communities. 


ashley ayala is the founder and creative director of sister house collective. she is also an independent ethical strategist, working with brands on becoming more ethical in their sourcing and manufacturing of products. she has created a lifestyle brand to support thoughtful and intentional living among women locally and globally. 


together, we have created THE WORKSHOP downtown. it began in 2018 with a bi-annual workshop series, geared toward empowering local creatives, small businesses owners and change makers with practical business building tools in an inspiring atmosphere. we also collaborate with our community to teach pop up workshops, curate events, maker markets and hold community gatherings. in 2019 we launched THE WORKSHOP downtown membership, where members receive exclusive representation in our local market and support from us. we are based in downtown las vegas.