Demetri helps his father Barley run things around town, including special events, festivals, and daily operations of the Town Hall. He is friendly and always willing to help, especially a newcomer to the village like yourself. The sociable deputy mayor is also responsible for broadcasting the weather and local television features out of Primrose Plaza.
Demetri is admiring all of the painting Amber's done. Cole agrees that they're amazing and says they're better than anything he can do. Demetri says he would've thought Cole, being the creative person he is, would have picked up on drawing easily. Cole wishes but the best he can do is stick figures. How good you are at drawing all depends on how much you're willing to practice. Demetri supposes it's like any other craft that way: Amber has her painting, Cole has his music, Benjamin has crafting. Cole compliments Demetri's festival-planning skill. Demetri wasn't fishing for compliments, but he's happy all the same. He wants Cole to make sure Amber knows he didn't buy her painting just because Cole buttered him up.