Who's Running the Show?
Dave Britt, Festival Director
Dave is a longtime Columbia resident and graduated from the University of South Carolina. He has been and continues to be, a hard working proponent for developing the city’s cultural assets. This work has been done through many of his entrepreneurial enterprises such as All In Entertainment which promoted successful national show throughout the southeast, Headliners MainStage in the Vista and The White Mule, a popular music venue and restaurant on Main St.
After selling interests in his personal businesses he went on to become the lead event planner on many of Columbia’s largest festivals including The Rosewood Crawfish Festival, The River Rocks Festival, Viva La Vista, and has worked in partnership with many others.
Currently, Dave serves as the Executive Director for the Greater Rosewood Merchants Association. Along with Introducing new events to the area such as The Low Country Craft Beer Jamboree and new public safety initiatives he continues to grow and improve the Rosewood Crawfish Festival. He feels strongly that the Rosewood area is a great asset to the city and wants to make sure that the voice of the community is heard as the city continues on its path of rapid growth and development.
Alexandra White, Visual Arts Coordinator
For more than 20 years visual Artist & Artists Advocate (Abstract) Alexandra White has been showing her adventurous style of abstract art in galleries, festivals and public spaces.
Seeing a need to showcase women in art she started the She Festival in 2001. The She Festival featured talented women in the arts from 2001-2007 and promoted events in towns throughout SC, Georgia & NC.
In response to decreased support for the arts and a desire to grow a better artists community, she created the South Carolina Artists group. Artist/members are able to work together to provide emotional support, encouragement, professional exhibits and promote awareness of art appreciation, together.
Currently Alexandra organizes multiple art openings and pop up galleries, inviting the public to show their support for the arts.
We'd love to have a chat with you about participating in the Rosewood Art & Music Festival!