Happy New Year & what's to come in 2012...

SQUARE ONE events have been a labor of love since started in 2008. I remember meeting the artists and performers, who have become very near and dear to me, for the very first time. A lot of wonderful memories have been made and it seems like I have been nonstop busy since those first days.

With the growing popularity of our two annual events, 2011 saw our very first two-night event with this past November's COSMOPOLITAN. It's always been said that it's better to go out while on top then to fizzle away. And with that said, I've decided to take a break with SQUARE ONE events in 2012 while on top and at my strongest.

No, this is not the very end of SQUARE ONE events altogether. I will be helping out with the 15th Anniversary of Festa Italiana (March 29 to April 1, 2012) and Pride & Passion at the Tampa Museum of Art (May 19, 2012), and hope to come back reenergized this fall.

I want to personally THANK every single one of you for the continuous and endless support throughout the years! I look forward to staying in touch with you all.

Happy New Year! May 2012 bring you unlimited happiness and success!

Much Love,


Photo Review: COSMOPOLITAN 11/18-19/2011

a Square One Creative Event
produced by Okie Tilo
November 18 to 19, 2011
SQUARE ONE ended 2011 with their biggest event yet! Spanning over two-nights, COSMOPOLITAN: a SQUARE ONE Creative Event showcased over 75 local artists and an array of local performances. Revolving around an international, around the world, traveling theme, COSMOPOLITAN helped benefit Pediatric Cancer Fund (PCF).

"I could not have been more happier with the event," says SQUARE ONE's Okie Tilo. "I'm taking a break the first half of 2012, and hope to come back with an even bigger and better show in the fall!" Stay tuned.

Jeremy Gloff & friends brought the crowd to their feet with a stirring rendition of Jeremy's "World Won't Do It" ballad

Annie DeVaux opened the show with her aerial routine to "Marry The Night"

VYB Dance Company showcased their latest dance opus choreographed by Demario Henry

Clogging champions American Racket wowed the crowds with a fast-paced, high energy number

Resident singer Anye Cole performed her version of "Mr. Know It All"

Fashion Designer Ricky Lindsay debuted his first runway show

As part of Blake High School, dancer Gina Menichino and company brought the event's emotional highlight

ULTIMATE Band winners The James-Lange Theory performed in the Royal Room as part of their win

Singer Teagan Kipi

Artist Stephen Palladino was once again on hand for live painting

It's all about the ART and the ARTISTS!