In Episode 53 of Downtown Depot, Austin Meek of Waco Business News interviews Rebekah Hagman, director of Cultivate 7Twelve. She discusses how the downtown arts hub came to life, its recent partnership with French stencil artist Blek Le Rat, and what 2019 has in store for Waco's art community. Before that conversation, Meek recaps the residential and commercial real estate markets with experts Austin Hooper and Gregg Glime, and he also highlights the entrepreneurial efforts of the students at Acton Academy.
Inside the Episode:
0:41 - Austin Hooper with The Residential Recap
4:36 - Gregg Glime with What's Happening Here?
9:15 - Kristina Baucom on the Acton Academy Children’s Business Fair
11:38 - Rebekah Hagman's Waco history
13:00 - Thinking through different career paths
16:55 - "How is this happening?"
18:11 - The idea behind cultivation
20:11 - Emblematic
21:10 - The young culture of Waco
22:06 - Collaboration over competition
22:33 - What was, and is, Cultivate after one year?
24:10 - Overwhelmed by the community
26:18 - How Banksy and Blek Le Rat came to Waco
27:15 - Elevating Waco's art scene