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Student Artists

A key element of ARToberFEST Galveston’s mission is to promote exposure to art and arts education to the youth in our community. To encourage and nurture young artists, the Festival provides free booth space to students in the Galveston county area. For 2023, we are pleased to be able to offer this opportunity to Janie Adame, Luna Girtman and Galveston Urban Ministries Youth Art Collective; two young art entrepreneurs and a collection of artists who will showcase and sell their original artworks at the Festival.

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Janie Adame

Janie is a creative and talented young woman who has lived in Galveston most of her life. She is homeschooled and is a junior in high school. In her free time, she enjoys art, reading, skating, and playing tennis with her friends. She is also an accomplished musician, playing flute, piccolo, and bass in the Galveston Homeschool Performing Arts Co-op.

Janie is excited to be participating in ARToberFEST for the second year in a row. She will be selling a variety of handmade artwork at her booth, including paintings, origami, jewelry, and more. Janie is passionate about her art and is always looking for new ways to express herself creatively. She is also a hard worker and is dedicated to her craft.

Janie is the owner of Kraken's Lair Studio, where she sells her handmade artwork. She is excited to share her work with the community and to connect with other artists. Janie is a rising star in the art world, and she is sure to continue to create beautiful and inspiring work in the years to come.

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Luna Girtman

Luna Faye Arts is a one-of-a-kind handmade goods shop owned and operated by 16-year-old self-taught artist Luna Girtman. Luna's work ranges from clay and beaded jewelry to digital art prints to hand-painted clothing, and she is always experimenting with new mediums and techniques. She is also happy to create custom pieces to order.

Luna is excited to be participating in ARToberFEST for the first time this year. She will be showcasing her work in her parents' booth, who are long-time participants in the Festival. Luna is looking forward to meeting new people and sharing her art with the community.


Galveston Urban Ministries Youth Art Collective

Galveston Urban Ministries goal is to inspire and encourage the next generation of leaders. One of the ways they do that is with the Youth Art Collective (YAC). In the YAC they take youth from low-income communities, many of whom have never held a camera before, and partner them with professional artists to learn the ins and outs of art as a career. At the end of the year, students take the art they've created and put on an art show for their community to raise money for things like summer camp, adult job training, and other poverty alleviation initiatives in Galveston. Not only do their students learn valuable professional skills like communication and time management, but they also gain the confidence that comes from bringing art to life and giving back to their neighborhood. 

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