This past Saturday, January 28th, 2023, from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM, Downtown Lufkin held its first, historic art walk. The art walk was set to display some of the best artwork in town, and stress the need for more artists to express themselves.
Becky Cota, head of Lufkin Creative, said that it was done to showcase the talents of local artists, to show that Lufkin is a community that supports art and culture, and that it inspires to be creative. There were performances, music, and artwork display.
“Art is for everyone.”
One of TFCL’s own, Bee Martinez, was at the event, displaying her artwork. Bee started her artwork during her senior year. She didn’t think it would anywhere because she didn’t regard it as her type of media. When she developed a passion for it, she began practicing on her craft and eventually started working with any idea that came to mind.
Bee wants her work to spread across different cultures and backgrounds and be open to other peoples’ interpretations.
“It’s okay to mess up as long as you learn from your mistakes. Most of my ideas don’t work sometimes, but that’s okay.”