Savion Glover – tap dancer, actor, choreographer and Tony Award Winner – will speak about his journey as an artist-entrepreneur to attendees at Rising Tide Capital’s ARTfest! this weekend.
To be held this Saturday from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Rutgers University’s Paul Robeson Campus Center at 350 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd, this free event will bring together local residents for a full day of live performances, local entrepreneurs and an opportunity to meet Glover, a Newark native and renowned tap dancer.
While ARTfest!, which Rising Tide says is a celebration of “the entrepreneur in every artist”, has been an annual event in Jersey City since 2009, Rising Tide Capital will host a second ARTfest! in Newark this year for the first time ever.
“As we continue to grow and expand our reach into different counties, it is imperative that we also expand our programming to provide opportunities such as this to each community,” said Program Manager and founder of ARTfest! Mary Sansait. She added, “Newark is a hub for arts related activities and talented artists, so it is important that Rising Tide Capital support the artist entrepreneurs in Newark and highlight the importance of showcasing their art. This is why we decided to host ARTfest! in both Hudson and Essex Counties this year.”
The Newark edition of ARTfest! will feature a number of live performances by artist entrepreneurs including jazz musician and Rising Tide entrepreneur Brianne Ford, as well as soul and hip-hop artist J Ross. DJ K-Salaam—who has performed worldwide and worked with artists such as Nas, Lauryn Hill and Trey Songz—will also offer entertainment throughout the day. In addition to live entertainment, attendees will also have the opportunity to purchase handmade crafts from Rising Tide entrepreneurs who will be vending at the event.
“It’s important for Rising Tide Capital to do events like ARTfest! because it provides a platform to showcase our growing community of artistic and creative entrepreneurs,” said Sansait. “They can be successful business owners even though they haven’t thought of their talents as businesses. Savion Glover is a successful artist entrepreneur who is giving back to his community, and I know he has a lot to share with other ‘artrepreneurs’ who will be in attendance.”