Swank Arts & Entertainment is a multimedia production and event management company. We utilize our own tailor-made approach to events and productions. SWANK Arts & Entertainment is known for making festivals, conferences, ceremonies, formal parties, concerts, and conventions memorable.
Swank strives to be an industry trailblazer. We are unafraid to develop a new path by thinking outside the box. Our team listens to our client’s spoken and unspoken expectations. Whether your budget is small or large, we have a service that can accommodate your vision. The ultimate goal is relationship building and the creation of life-changing moments.
Swank Arts & Entertainment is known for smooth and successful events that leave people talking. We go the extra mile!
Dewayne Queen, a native of Baltimore, has been involved in the events and media production industries for nearly 20 years. Known for his innovative approach and fiscal responsibility, Queen is a highly trusted and respected professional with a national impact. In addition to his professional work, he is a community leader who fights for equitable access both individually and as a board member for several organizations.
From 2003 to 2007, while living in New Orleans, Queen served as head production assistant for the Essence Music Festival main stage. In this role, he was primarily responsible for handling the logistics and credentials for artists and celebrities who attended and performed during the celebration. In 2011, Queen took a hiatus from production work to explore another passion in front of the camera, acting. Unable to stay away from production, he returned to life behind the camera. During the 2018 Essence Music Festival, he worked for the main stage at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center.
In 2018, after fully accepting his call to event and production work, Queen founded Swank Arts & Entertainment. Initially, the company focused on providing the Black community with access to high-quality, exceptional services. Over the years, the company’s clientele shifted and now represents the full diversity of American society. The growth has taken the SWANK experience across the United States!
Queen’s work ethic and inspiration result from the impact of industry professionals such as Gina Charbonnet with GeChar, Inc and Quint Davis, CEO of Festival Productions, Inc. His professionalism has gained him an industry reputation for excellence.
Queen believes the process is never bigger than the promise. While working towards your promise, remember to embrace the lessons learned through the process.
Program Development - Talent Procurement - Contract Negotiation - Logistical Management - Budget Development & Management - Media Relations - Branding and Marketing
Dewayne Q is an amazing producer. I have worked with him on various projects and his input has made my work more efficient. I would gladly recommend him for future projects.
Dr. Renair Amin, Pink Love Wellness, LLC
I would like to thank Dewayne Q. and Swank Arts and Entertainment for making my event a huge success! He took my vision and made it a reality! He is very professional and that every detail was as it should have been. I look forward to working with Swank Arts and Entertainment in the future.
WesleyWells, Gold Blooded Experiences
Swank Arts & Ent. has not only been a platform in advertisement for my musical journey but a sponsor in helping to build my brand! Dewayne Q; and his team, have been instrumental in advising me of the best marketing strategies for my career. Dewayne is the BEST! I’m grateful for our partnership and his professional knowledge!
Jessica Pitts, National Recording Artist. Founder of Jessi Muzic.
Swank Arts and Entertainment helped me shine a new light on my business that was nearly destroyed by the COVID-19 pandemic. D.Q. and his team at Swank helped build awareness of my brand through engaging interviews and a series of phenomenally curated online events. Thank you for your professionalism, thoroughness, and tenderness.
Coach Dwayne Walter, CEO/Founder of READY SET GREAT!
Dewayne is a visionary! His imagination and creativity are a gift! Through Swank Arts & Entertainment he brings stories, brands, and events to life in extraordinary ways!
Blair & Brandon Dottin-Haley, CEO/Founders of The Blairisms Apparel & The Dottin-Haley Group
"A man with an epic vision for everyday people. Diversity, vision and purpose personified with a smile. Informative content and progressive thinking. My kinda party."
B. Slade, International Recording Artist, Singer, Songwriter, and Producer.