It’s clear to anyone who has lived in Austin for the past few years that it is growing and changing, especially Austin’s Eastside. For a homegrown Austinite, it can almost look foreign in its entirety. Native Austinite Charles “Nook” Turner saw this change coming for many years prior, and is still doing his part to keep his neighborhood alive.
Austin recently celebrated the life and legacy of Prince. Some of Austin’s best musical minds performed, including Courtney Santana & Friends. Also on-stage was mixed media artist Akaimi Davis, live painting her tribute to Prince. In the following interview, Akaimi opens up about the event, and more.