Art+Technology: Curating Stories of the Space Coast.

We believe the identity of the Space Coast has yet to be celebrated.  GRIT Popup serves to bring the art community together to curate the stories of leading technologists in the area in a grassroots way.

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Listen to our podcast series on SoundCloud featuring local art & tech leaders:

Recent WFIT interviews spotlighting GRIT Popup: 



GRIT Popup is powered by a tribe of creators in Space Coast, Florida. Our projects start with an in-depth interview and podcast and result in a full-sensory popup. 

How it works.

Each event is inspired by a local community member’s story of grit and success.  Their stories are curated through various mediums of artistic expression.

Creators & Collaborators

Jenna Buehler,  GRIT Popup Co-Founder, Trench Media CEO & Tech Pimp

Derek Gores, GRIT Popup Co-Founder, internationally acclaimed artist, cultural collagist, Shoveler of Grit

Kristy Buchler, GRIT Popup Co-Founder, Event Strategist, Cat Herder 

GRIT Popup is honored to be supported by our community partner, the Space Coast Office of Tourism and GRIT patrons.


GRIT Popup VI:  Space Food Cornucopia [SOLD OUT!]
  Join NASA engineers and pioneers of urban farming at the Verdi EcoSchool in celebrating a new frontier for how we plant, grow, and eat food in space.
11/15/2018 at 6:00PM
Standard Collective, 559 W Eau Gallie Blvd, Melbourne, FL 32935

GRIT Popup V:  BRAIN[STEM] Celebration
Arrive in a costume that represents you favorite scientist-technologist-creator living or dead. Eat a brain cake for a good cause. Win $5,000 by submitting your idea for how to use technology to increase access to free mental health screenings in our county. This event made possible by Ninos Health (501c3) and the Space Coast Neuropsychology Center. 
10/27/2018 at 6:30PM
Eau Gallie Square, 1452 Highland Ave, Melbourne, FL 32935

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GRIT Popup IV: Make & Tell 
Featured Guest: DIY Rocket Launches and an interactive wind tunnel. Three generations of makers, hardware, and embedded software designers will share their inventions
WHERE: Space Coast FabLab, 4005 Capron RD, Titusville, FL 32780
WHEN: 9/14/2018

Featured Guest: Hacker, Hendrix Fan, Muntaser Syed
Where: Derek Gores Gallery
When: 6/21/2018
Inspiration: Podcast Interview ft. Muntaser


Register: http://bit.ly/2sfm4Me

June’s Featured Artist:

Featured Guest:
Actress & Engineer, Emily Pickens
Where: Derek Gores Gallery, 587 W Eau Gallie Blvd #101, Melbourne, FL 32935
When: 5/24/2018
Why: A Day in the Life of Emily Pickens to inspire an unimaginable live arts performance curated by six Central Florida artists

Scope out the interview podcast:  http://bit.ly/2JntHq1

May ARTIST Collaborations

GRIT Popup Launch
Featured Guest: Captain Winston Scott

We celebrated Captain Winston Scott’s career and personal journey through food, the arts, and a live presentation in the Eau Gallie Arts District.

Hear Captain Winston Scott’s interview inspiring the artist to curate our first GRIT Popup event here.


Derek Gores Gallery, 587 W Eau Gallie Blvd #101, Melbourne, FL 32935
*Private Event

Standard Collective, 559 W Eau Gallie Blvd, Melbourne, FL 32935
*Public Event


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Help Sustain the Mission.

Love this project?  Want to see this art+ tech popup series grow on the Space Coast?  So do we!  Sustain our mission with in-kind or financial support.  Contact kristy@trenchmedia.co for more details.

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