The A.R.T.S. was formed to honor

the life, legacy and the impact that

Austin Levi Hicks made on his peers

and community. He was not only a

gifted musician, singer/

songwriter and drummer for "The Low Counts" but also a young man

who uplifted the human spirit in his

day to day encounter with people.

Austin had compassion for all people

and wanted to raise awareness of

what was happening in the world

outside of the small town of Pilot

Mountain, NC, where he was born

and raised.


His vision for Pilot was that it would one day have a space for young artists and creative beings to develop their artistic ideas and have opportunities to manifest

Austin is well remembered  by his quotes, such as "Much Love, Mates!" and "Do What You Do". 

Created By: Joshua Cook 2019