Our Mission: At Pop Up Street Cape Cod, our mission is to celebrate the essence of Cape Cod through the convergence of art, food, and culture. We strive to create a vibrant platform that nurtures and showcases the talents of our local chefs, artists, and artisans, while fostering a sense of community and cultural appreciation.
Our Vision: We envision a Cape Cod where creativity thrives, where local artists and chefs are celebrated, and where the cultural tapestry of our community is vibrant and diverse. Our vision is to create lasting connections between people, art, and food, forging a deeper understanding of the world around us.
What We Are About: Pop Up Street Cape Cod is about innovation, collaboration, and celebration. We believe in the power of creativity to transform lives, bridge gaps, and enrich our community. We are about offering unique experiences that immerse our guests in the beauty of art, the flavors of local cuisine, and the warmth of cultural exchange.
What We Hope to Achieve: Our aim is to provide a dynamic platform where local artists and chefs can thrive, connect, and showcase their talents. We hope to inspire a sense of wonder and appreciation for the arts and culinary traditions, both locally and beyond. We aspire to foster a strong sense of community and mutual support, where everyone plays a part in shaping the cultural identity of Cape Cod.
How We Benefit the Local Community
Supporting Local Talent: We offer local artists and chefs a stage to present their work and culinary creations to a diverse audience, promoting their careers and businesses.
Cultural Enrichment: Our events, workshops, and tours educate and engage the community, fostering a deeper appreciation for art, food, and culture.
Community Connection: Pop Up Street Cape Cod creates opportunities for individuals to connect with one another, building a strong sense of community and mutual support.
Giving Back: We are committed to supporting local charities and organizations, using our platform to make a positive impact on the Cape Cod community.
Promoting Cape Cod: Through our events and collaborations, we showcase the beauty and culture of Cape Cod, attracting visitors and contributing to the local economy.
Join us on this exciting journey of celebrating art, food, and community on Cape Cod. Together, we can shape a brighter and more culturally vibrant future for our beloved region.
Meet Our CEO
Zavia Empey is a multifaceted artist, educator, fashion designer, mentor and chef whose creative journey has spanned various disciplines and geographies. With a teaching career of over 15 years, Zavia has imparted her knowledge both in the Caribbean and the United States, fostering a passion for learning and creativity in her students. Her venture into the world of fashion began in Jamaica, where she started by designing and crafting handmade sandals. This endeavor laid the groundwork for her later success in the United States, where she evolved her craft to include outfits adorned with her original abstract art.
Zavia's unique designs have caught the attention of prestigious publications such as Vogue, Vanity Fair, and Home and Garden UK, marking her as a notable figure in the fashion industry. Her love for the entire design and creative process has not only defined her career but has also led her to mentor up-and-coming creatives, helping them to launch and grow their businesses.
Beyond her other professional achievements, Zavia's passion for culinary arts adds another layer to her versatile talent, allowing her to explore and express her creativity through cooking. She began cooking at the age of 8 and has mastered creating uniquely, flavorful dishes, that showcase a rich tapestry of various cultures around the world.
Zavia Empey's journey is a testament to the power of multidisciplinary creativity and her commitment to sharing her talents and knowledge with up-and-coming creatives and the world.
At Pop Up Street Cape Cod, we believe in the power of collaboration to enrich our community and provide unparalleled experiences at our events. We are joining forces with local banks and cultural centers, to organize diverse pop-up events that spotlight the incredible talents of our chefs, artists, and artisans. These events not only showcase their exceptional work but also celebrate the rich cultural tapestry of Cape Cod and the Islands.
In our commitment to fostering entrepreneurship, we've teamed up with EforAll Cape Cod for one of their pitch competitions designed for aspiring business owners. This initiative aims to empower entrepreneurs with the tools and exposure they need to thrive.
Additionally, we've partnered with Signed Management, led by Erin Scimeca, to feature their up-and-coming models in our fashion shows, providing a vital platform for these emerging talents to showcase their abilities to both our local community and a global audience. This collaboration aims to support these models in the early stages of their careers, offering them exposure and experience in the vibrant setting of our pop-up events.
Our collaboration extends to numerous small businesses and restaurants across Cape Cod and the Islands, creating a series of food, art, and culture pop-up events that highlight the best of what our region has to offer. From farmers and florists to transportation services, local businesses play a crucial role in bringing our events, tours, workshops, classes, and pop-up experiences to life. These partnerships not only enhance the quality and diversity of our offerings but also strengthen the local economy by promoting sustainable and community-driven development.
Through these collaborations, Pop Up Street Cape Cod is setting a new standard for creative and cultural events. By collaborating with local talents and businesses, we're crafting unforgettable experiences that celebrate our community's creativity, resilience, and spirit. Join us in this exciting journey as we continue to innovate and inspire through art, food and culture, at Pop Up Street, Cape Cod.