June’s Happy Hour presenter will be Rebecca Gates, an Oregon-based musician, artist, curator, and activist. She tours and releases albums internationally, and has appeared on recordings by a range of artists including Willie Nelson, Akito Katayose and The Decemberists. Rebecca will discuss the working world of operating independently and highlighting tools that artists can utilize, past approaches that are still relevant, and lessons to be learned from alternative cultures. Rebecca will speak to breaking out of our silos, looking at other forms of art work, what we can learn from each other, and drawing ties between working independently and the current state of the tech and start-up industries. Please mark your calendars and join others in this great networking event at Spitfire in Belltown at 2219 4th Ave Seattle, WA 98121 on June 25 from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. The presentation will begin at 6:30 pm in the black box theater in the back of the venue.