Create, Drink and Be Merry.

Upstairs Circus refers to the brain. There’s a lot going on up there. Especially on the right-side. I am pretty sure we all have monkeys on motorbikes whizzing around in them. I say let’s embrace them all together and make a show of it…

Upstairs Circus is a one-of-a-kind social bar where people can gather together to create unique D.I.Y., art & design projects. Upstairs Circus gives patrons the time, supplies and tutorials to make something amazing-  all they have to do is add a little of their brand of circus to make it spectacular!

Our goal at Upstairs Circus, beyond all else, is to inspire and empower creativity…

That, and to make sure that the only thing tacky about the Upstairs Circus is our glue.

Kelly Johannsen - Ringmaster


Upstairs Circus can only be the wonder it is with wonderful people. A few of them are listed below:

Kelly Johannsen

Kelly Johannsen is the Ringmaster of Upstairs Circus. The name of the business, “Upstairs Circus” was derived from someone telling Kelly: “You have a so many ideas, it’s like you have a circus up there!,” in short, Upstairs Circus refers to Kelly’s brain. As an extremely creative individual she is always coming up with new ideas to create modern arts + crafts and experimenting with bringing them into reality.

Matt Johannsen

Matt Johannsen is the Lion Tamer of the Upstairs Circus. As the name would suggest, Matt is the
grounding, business-minded person that makes sure Upstairs Circus not only survives, but thrives. Without Matt, Upstairs Circus couldn’t exist.