In episode 28 of Downtown Depot, Sara Martin, owner of Gather and Kindred Event Studio, runs through the series of ups and downs that led her to starting a design business in Waco when the City's creative culture was still in formation. Before the interview, show host Austin Meek previews a new art space in downtown, Cultivate 7TWELVE, with the help of venue director Rebekah Hagman.
Inside the Episode:
0.38: Rebekah Hagman for Cultivate 7TWELVE
3.36: Sara Martin's Waco story
4.54: Following an urge to the Christian missions field
6.25: A call to hospitality
8.35: Connect/disconnect/reconnect with future husband, Jonathan Martin
10.04: Waco living in 2005
10.46: From the mission field to the professional ranks
11.57: Getting into event planning
12.55: Starting Kindred Event Studio
15.10: The first event experience
17.22: Business starting to take shape
18.23: Favorite catering partners in town
19.53: The idea for Gather
21.11: What is Southern hospitality?
22.15: Seasonal and local highlights at Gather
24.46: "A city where we support each other"
25.29: A growing spirit of collaboration in Waco
26:20: Workshops at Gather