DENVER – After rigorous pitch training, followed by presenting for over 100 Colorado entrepreneurs, investors, lenders, and business leaders, Art Restart is the winner of Trout Tank Audience Favorite. Trout Tank is a pitch accelerator event hosted by Denver Metro SBDC, where the top five of twelve local small businesses have the opportunity to share their goals with an expert panel. Art Restart is a social enterprise of The Gathering Place, Denver’s only daytime center for women, transgender individuals, and their children experiencing poverty or homelessness. Art Restart helps the artists earn money through the sale of their art, but the Trout Tank presentation focused on more than that – creating art that is appreciated by the community gives the women a sense of dignity and confidence, helping to make the world a more beautiful place.
Since launching in 2014, Art Restart has grown from selling cards locally, to fulfilling orders of tote bags, scarves, journals, and calendars across the country and helping more than 40 artists. Art Restart is currently accepting investments, gifts, and grants in order to assist more artists, grow the business, and continue daily programming at The Gathering Place.
WHAT: Art Restart Wins Audience Favorite at Trout Tank
WHO: Art Restart: A Social Enterprise of The Gathering Place, Denver Metro Small Business Development Center, Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce
VISUALS: Included or available by emailing Kierra@tgpdenver.org
MEDIA RESOURCES: Art Restart Blog: https://www.artrestart.org/and-the-winner-of-the-2019-trout-tank-is/, DMCC Blog: https://denverchamber.org/2019/08/13/art-restart-wins-audience-favorite-at-trout-tank/, Trout Tank: https://www.denversbdc.org/small-business-education/trout-tank/trout-tank-pitch-accelerator/