The Starving Artist is a restaurant concept that emphasizes an appreciation for local Floridian artisans as well as high-quality food preparations. A comfort food menu with creative presentations caters to the Southern culture that is embodied in Gainesville, Florida. Food items are sourced through local farms and vendors. Materials used throughout the restaurant are reclaimed locally or purchased from local artisans. A large mural on the main booth wall is a collaborative masterpiece composed by various artists who come to show their talents at The Starving Artist. All of the artwork displayed throughout the restaurant can be purchased and all proceeds support local artists.