During a recent interview, Zac White is wearing a T-shirt that reads “Drink Coffee, Make Art.”
And his hat says “Off!” but maybe it should say “On!” because White, who turns 31 on Aug. 24, has been rocking the local art and music scene in his own punk rock DIY style.
In the past couple years White, a Charleston-born, Winfield-raised and Huntington-made man, has been a whirlwind – he’s started a series of regular music-infused one-night art show parties called Huntington Culture Storm; has started his own day-long heavy metal and art festival, Heck Yeah Fest!; has cranked out a series of old-school skate/punk zines called Strange Lives (which has fans as far away as Europe); and has dived into the heart of Huntington’s creative community in ways like organizing a Culture Storm in a downtown alley for Create Huntington’s recent #WeBAM Pop-Up Block Party that was filled with bands, music, art, a fashion show and more.
And this is the second year White has helped Huntington Music and Arts Festival organizer Ian Thornton book all of the arts and crafts vendors for the fest, which has ballooned to 12 events over eight days running from Sunday, Aug. 27, to Sunday, Sept. 3…