Saturday conference on collecting African-American Art features advice for rookies, experienced art collectors

The first 20 people to arrive at Saturday's workshop will receive a free Josiah Golson print such as the examples shown. / Josiah Golson Images

Any art collector - whether already having an extensive collection or preparing to make a first purchase - will find useful information at Rooted in Color: A Conference on Collecting African-American Art on Saturday, March 30.

Sponsored by RISE (formerly known as Jazzanooga), this seminar will bring together collectors and art enthusiasts to share advice on building a collection of work by black artists.

"Part of RISE's strategic plan, when rebranding the name, was to be more representative of work in all aspects of the arts and not just focused on music," says James McKissic, event organizer. "We thought focusing on visual arts would be a good way to start out 2019."

If you go

› What: Rooted in Color: A Conference on Collecting African-American Art› When: 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Saturday, March 30› Where: Edney Innovation Center, 1100 Market St.›