Bio

Clinton Edminster moved from Homer, Alaska to Savannah, Georgia in 2008. The son of a commercial fishing family, Edminster learned first hand the importance of hard work, self-starting, and teamwork. After moving to Savannah he helped co-found Art Rise Savannah, a non-profit arts organization that produced over 60 monthly events in the Thomas Square Neighborhood. In 2015 Edminster opened Starlandia Supply, a new and reclaimed art supply store in the Starland District. In 2019, Starlandia diverted over 14,000 lbs of art supplies and creative materials. From 2017 till 2019 Edminster held the position as Neighborhood Association President in Thomas Square and in 2018 was appointed by the Savannah City Council to the Board of Directors for Chatham Area Transit (CAT). In late 2019 he directed the largest community funded public art project in city history with seven artists to create the Starland Mural Project. In early 2020 Edminster was reappointed to the CAT board by the current City Council and serves as Chair of the Outreach Committee. 

Education

Armstrong State University
Savannah, Georgia: 2013 – 2014

Savannah College of Art & Design
Savannah, Georgia: 2009 – 2011

Community Boards & Activism

Chatham Area Transit
Board Member, Chair of Outreach Committee, 2018 – Present

Thomas Square Neighborhood Association,
Savannah, Georgia: President & Board Member, 2017 – 2019

Creative Coast
Savannah, Georgia:  Chairman of Board, 2017 – 2019

Visit Savannah
Savannah, Georgia: Board Member, 2017 – 2020

First City Network – LGBT Organization
Savannah, Georgia: Board Member, 2017 – 2018

Savannah Development & Renewal Authority
Savannah, Georgia: Board Member, 2018-2019

Political Rascals – Political Action Committee
Savannah, Georgia: Founding Member, 2018 – 2020

Business & Leadership

Starlandia Reclaimed Creative Supply, LLC
Savannah, Georgia: Owner and Founder, 2015 – Present

*Voted Coolest Store, Best Art Supply Store, Best New Store by Connect Savannah

Art Rise Savannah, Inc.
Savannah, Georgia: Co-Founder and Executive Director, 2011 – 

*Voted Best Art Show 3 Years in a Row – First Friday Art March

Awards & Honors

Leadership Savannah
Presenter, Class of 2017, Jepson Museum

Generation Next – 40 Under 40 Awards
Savannah Magazine & Business in Savannah, 2016

Community Activism Award
Savannah, Georgia: The Savannah LGBTQ Community

2016 TEDx Savannah Presenter
Savannah, Georgia: Jepson Museum

Connect Savannah,
Best of Awards, Best Progressive