A major car accident that should have killed him instead proved to be the spark that renewed Justin Nygren‘s creative spirit. Having since earned so much support and respect for his contributions to the arts community of Dallas, Justin was met with a thunderous applause as he shared the ups and downs of the journey that led him to opening The Grove.
A major car accident should have killed him. Not only did Justin Nygren survive, this month he takes the Oral Fixation stage in “Push the Envelope” to talk about how that wreck was the spark that renewed his creative spirit.
Justin Nygren is a father of two, dreamer, possibilitarian, beer nerd, coffee lover and friend. He co-founded ArtLoveMagic, an organization that supports artists through positive community, workshops and live events. He co- owns The Grove, a collaborative co-working community devoted to stewarding the dreams of our members, and making a positive social impact.
Don’t miss these upcoming stories told live @ Dallas City Performance Hall on Wednesday September 16
Catch up on your correspondence ASAP, because Dallas’ always buzzy live storytelling series for adults returns Wednesday, September 16. And when Oral Fixation kicks off its fifth season, it will not only do so with a “Push the Envelope” themed show, but in its new home at the stunning Dallas City Performance Hall, the series’ largest locale to date. There, seven Dallasites will share some unconventional, boundary-pushing true life tales. But first, some introductions are in order.
Will Richey shares the story behind his passion for helping others express themselves.
Social change activist Christian Yazdanpanah reveals how his childhood struggle with poverty inspires him to push for educational reform.
Mary Kreider faces her biggest fear in public speaking class.
After a painful chapter in his life, Donald Griswold discovers the healing power of love through adopting a neglected Russian baby.
Suzette Drouillard deepens her relationship with her daughter by sending 28 cards in 28 days for her 28th birthday.
After wandering far from his Orthodox Jewish upbringing in NYC, Wayne Applebaum finds his limits tested when his son develops leukemia.
Justin Nygren takes a huge risk professionally to keep his family afloat.