2016 - Founded by Casey Muze Williams in Nacogdoches Texas, and based off the idea that "Creativity Destroys Barriers", our first event was a simple bonfire of open invitation to the public of Nacogdoches. And six months later they established sessions.
The first session was held in the downtown district, the heart of the city, on Main St. After gaining awareness and interest they saw opportunity in collaboration with local businesses and establishments, expanding our service territory south, to Lufkin Texas, adding to the ever-growing popularity in sessions.
2017 - The idea of expanding service territory took the brand even further, south to Livingston Texas, where connection with a local coffee shop named Javaquest Coffee and Teas.
Adding services and people happened next, as we developed a creative writing workshop called "Go to Your Room and Write This Down." In addition, we added interactive art presentation/activities.
And with these new services we widened our services to Longview, Gladewater, and Center Texas.
2018 - Starr Avenue Co had the opportunity to travel to Haiti, providing sessions while serving on mission alongside another non profit, One Foot Raised. This gave Williams the information he needed to pursue non profit status for the Starr Avenue Co brand.
Upon return from Haiti his sights were set on the goal of turning Starr Avenue Co into a non profit organization. And connecting with other organizations that already had this statues was important. We started working in Lufkin with the known agency of Impact Lufkin.
2019 – The trip to Shreveport Louisiana brought Starr Avenue Co non-profit status, and we collaborated with the School of Social Work department at Stephen F. Austin, State University.
And finally, the first four years of building and adding value brought us to…
2020 – What a blessing to be here!
Non Profit Statues Was Achieved Collaborations with the school of social work department of Stephen F. Austin State University.
The first four yeats of building and adding value. Now in 2020. It is a blessing to be here!
The opportunity to explore the concept of Creativity Destroys Barriers". Allowing participants to identify the benefits of any creative avenue. We have established services that implement these principles.