Recent conversations at Sententia Vera Cultural Hub have been around the identity of “the Hub”. Hill Country residents, professionals, and visitors come in with inquiring looks on their faces, which I enjoy meeting as it is a perfect segue to start a conversation and a great way to meet new people and experience our growing community. The predominant question is, “what can I do here?”
The SV Cultural Hub was born out of a desire to get out of the home office and into a commercial space in which to grow a consulting business and truly be a part of the community. For over sixteen years, Sententia Vera, LLC was a home-based business offering bilingual marketing collateral, literary translations, and cultural book sales. In the search for commercial space, the green building, formerly known as Sunset Canyon Pottery, was up for sale. The idea of a cultural hub started to percolate as the vision for creating a professional community hub in which to support freelancers, self-employed, creatives, and commuter professionals began to brew.
A year later, I was the owner of a vibrant green building, taking its creative energy and sculpting it into a community space in which to house a coworking space, meeting rooms, coffee bar, and bookshop. Sententia Vera Cultural Hub opened in August 2017. What can you do here? You can create and grow personally and professionally by joining its membership. Membership has the flexibility freelancers, creatives, and commuter professionals need, from day memberships to monthly and annual memberships, there is flexibility for anyone.
CoWorking + Meeting Rooms
Coworking is the use of a professional space and community culture by people who are self-employed or working for diverse employers, typically to share, not only space, but also equipment, ideas, knowledge, and professional networks. The meeting rooms are part of the membership and each member is allotted hours to use these rooms by reservation.
SV Cultural Hub also hosts public events, workshops, social gatherings, professional networking & conferences, trainings, and speaker sessions. Often, these events are free, others require an admission fee, while others may ask for a nominal donation. Visit the Hub Event Calendar at SententiaVera.com and check out the diverse offerings, from Unplugged Game Nights and Painting in Community to Coffee, Crafting & Conversation and an Emerging Writers Group.
Coffee + Meetings
Now, if you are happily retired, yet are active with volunteer, social, advocacy or public work, you are also welcomed to use the SV Cultural Hub. Whether you are meeting a friend or colleague to discuss the next fundraiser, the next event, or to simply catch up and get organized, the Hub’s Coffee Shop welcomes you. Sit at a table or on a comfy couch, purchase a beverage and snack, and plan a successful project.
If your event requires space, such as a training classroom, a conference boardroom or a private room, then reserve one of the Hub’s Meeting Rooms at an affordable hourly rate.
Indie Bookshop + Book Club
Sententia Vera, LLC is also an independent bookshop specializing in cultural and women-authored books, and able to order all mainstream titles, bestsellers, and audiobooks. Since opening the SV Cultural Hub, I have had the pleasure to meet local and Texas authors that often drop off their books on consignment and/or schedule an author reading & book signing.
The Hub is proud to be part of Las Comadres and Friends National Latino Book Club, a book club that promote the work of Latina authors to every book lover in support of cultural writers. Book club membership is open to everyone, selected monthly titles are in English, brewing with Latino culture, and at times contain bilingual text.
Equally delightful, are the Texas Hill Country artists that have come in with their creative pieces. Photographers, pottery artists, jewelers, painters and more, have come in to consign their wares. You are welcomed to look at the growing stock of handmade treasures.
A Community Hub that Values the Honor System
Sententia Vera Cultural Hub is a no-frills, professional, green space equipped with the essentials and creating a culture of community, diversity, and professionalism. It’s a melding of coworking, meeting rooms, coffee shop, and bookshop that welcomes all walks of life collaborating and innovating new thoughts and ideas. We value the Honor System by providing the option to self-serve and checkout at leisure.
The Hub is a culturist, cooperative space that is all your own, you become part of a collaborative of professionals and coffee aficionados caring for a space to make it collectively successful, while cultivating your mind and body.