Join the TRIBE for $30 TODAY! No contracts or commitments!


It's really simple. 

You choose your membership level. 

You tap the BUY button. 

You're in, my FRIEND!


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What Happens at TKL doesn't stay at tKL...we share our winS!

We do creative work.


We know you need a space to do "your thing", and TKL is that space. This is the coworking space where you can do what feels good to you. 

Writers, artists, teachers, and entrepreneurs use The Kreative Lounge to get more work done than they normally would at home or the coffee shop. 

We encourage deep thought.


Do you love deep, philosophical conversations and book club deep dives? We do too. 

Local thought leaders, deep thinkers, authors, and scholars join at TKL to enjoy discourse beyond "hello" and "how are you?".  Book club members come to share the love for literature and language.

We love to meet new people.


We want to meet new people all the time. We don't care what you do (well, it needs to be legal), but we are sure we want you in our tribe. We want you to feel like you're coming to see your old friends at TKL. 

Moms, independent workers, creatives, and local community members to meet, talk, and work together. 

About the Founder

Meet Jarius. The Tribe Builder.

Hey it's Jarius (pronounced Jarese) typing. You there? Good! Stay with me for a minute. 

 I am the one-woman show (thank goodness for a team now) behind the social and creative space you've been learning about on this website. Whether you heard about TKL from a friend or you stumbled across it on the internet, I'm glad to have you here. 

I'm a little southern gal from North Carolina that moved to Illinois in 2016. I was swiftly thrust into the Midwest world after my husband was transferred here by his employer. OH, what a shock it was for me. I went from being an English teacher and Educational Advocate in NC and later in Nashville TN, to being a work-from-home mom and copywriter with no friends or colleagues in my area. 

I didn't have a single friend in the city, so I set out to make some friends. 

And, out of making a few friends in Springfield and having a desire to bring people together through collaboration over competition, The Kreative Lounge and Social Kollective was birthed. In the last 2 years, TKL has grown and become much more than I ever dreamed. The Springfield community and other cities that house TKL hubs or affiliate companies have shown me and the company nothing but support and love. 

I strive to lead a heart-focused company with values of integrity, individuality, and creativity. I hope you can feel that as you continue to learn more about The KL. 

If you have any questions, don't hesitate to email me at



P.S. See The KL team here


A Few Good Questions (and the answers)

Can anyone join TKL?

Essentially yes. All members must be 18 years or older to join. Students can join with a parent signature. 

Each prospective member must take a tour with the executive community director before being accepted as a member. But after that, you're in, my friend. 

Can I host events at this space?

Our members can host events at TKL. It is not an event rental space, so every event is being held by an active member. Once becoming a member, you can definitely host a book club meeting, paint night, or business gathering. It's up to you. 

Are there any contracts or commitments?

There are no contracts to be a member at The Kreative Lounge. Community Cultivators and Community Anchors are on recurring memberships. The social membership is month-to-month and does not include a contract or commitment. We want you to stay forever though. 

What membership options are there?

There are 3 membership options. 


Community Cultivators---$100/month

Community Anchor---starting at $450/month

What do you mean by community space?

When we use the term community space, we envision everyone doing their part to make the lounge an environment of comfort, ease, and happiness.  We have community standards that we work by, and we respect every person who walks through the doors. 

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What do I get for my membership?

Members of TKL are offered: 

  • complimentary coffee and snacks
  • 2 private rooms for crafting, meeting, and working
  • open comfortable lounges for reading, working, and meeting
  • a private calendar for scheduling your events 
  • so much more!!!

Talk to Us!

Better yet, see us in person!

We love to meet people, so come by and visit us during our lounge hours.

the. kreative. lounge.

inside White Oaks Mall

2501 Wabash Ave. Suite 115 (708) 627-0402 Email:

Lounge Hours


10:00 am – 7:00 pm


10:00 am – 7:00 pm


10:00 am – 6:00 pm


10:00 am – 7:00 pm


10:00 am – 7:00 pm


11:00 am – 7:00 pm


By Appointment

The Kreative Lounge Tribe