Vibe Magazine editor to kick off TIDAL: Arts x Tech on Friday

Datwon Thomas, the Editor in Chief at Vibe Magazine, will be in Cincinnati on Friday to kick off the TIDAL: Arts x Tech, an initiative of ArtsWave created by board member and local tech booster Chris Ostoich.

Born in Brooklyn, Datwon started his writing career as an intern at Vibe.  He then went to XXL magazine working with the likes of The Notorious BIG, followed by working alongside Sean "Diddy" Combs on Hookt, then shaping Russell Simmons' Global Grind's vision as COO and now back at Vibe.  He's an entrepreneur, (creator of King and Rides Magazines, and Twnty-Two brand owner) and an avid art fan, as a board member of Sound of Art Life - an event series in New York. 

ArtsWave Tidal, which will be held this weekend from April 21-23 at Over-the-Rhine’s Union Hall, 1313 Vine St., is presented by Fifth Third Bank, in partnership with Cintrifuse. In addition to Cintrifuse, The Brandery, Startup Weekend, and CincyTech are also supporting the endeavor.   

This free, weekend event is ArtsWave's groundbreaking collaboration between the arts, startup, and innovation communities. During these two days, ArtsWave brings together strategists, developers, artists, marketers, and many more to solve roughly a half-dozen of the biggest challenges within Cincinnati’s art sector.

The challenges are created from suggestions solicited by arts organizations throughout the region. This year, the conference has added a new element to the program – a $5,000 cash prize – so that the winning idea created can be implemented once the conference is over.

Registration is free but required: