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Garland’s Rising Stars

The heart of our mission at VoyageDallas is to find the amazing souls that breathe life into our city. In the recent weeks we’ve had the privilege to connect with some of the Dallas-Fort Worth area’s finest artists, creatives, entrepreneurs and rabble rousers and we can’t begin to express how impressed we are with our city’s incredibly deep talent pool. Check out rising stars from Garland and surrounding areas below.

Amy Bovard

I decided I wasn’t going to waste my time and just ease into whatever felt comfortable – I was going all in with determination to make something great to truly benefit my family. Today, I have a growing hand lettering and design business. In these few short months, I have cultivated have a passion and developed a vision with support from my family and friends. Read more>>

Krystal Gorrell

Truthfully, it took me a long time to appreciate the power of a beautiful portrait. You see, my mom passed away suddenly at the young age of 42 – when I was barely a teenager. All I had left of her were stories from people who loved her, my memories, & her photos. Read more>>

Deisy Corral

My interest in makeup and beauty started when the live videos on how to wear makeup and style your hair were a big hit on every social media. My desire for makeup became stronger when I wanted to learn how to do special effects with the make up, maybe because I always liked drawing and painting. Read more>>

Deborah Downes

For me, photography is all about connecting and storytelling. When photographing I slip into a zone where I feel personally connected to whomever or whatever I’m capturing, no matter how transitory. I fell in love with photography on the streets of Shanghai back in 2003. Read more>>

Timylle Adams

For me acting was the same way, I loved being on sets, rehearsing lines, going to auditions, and getting the opportunity to be on – stage. My entire childhood revolved around being the best actor I could be. But, it would be a few years later until I realized that acting was something that I wanted to do for the rest of my life… Read more>>

Kaci Whitby

I’m gifted because God chose me.” I couldn’t agree with that more. I know without a shadow of a doubt that my gift of music was something bestowed upon me by God to touch the world. The Forest City, Arkansas native, is the third of four children and in addition to singing all of her life, Kaci studied classical saxophone for seven years. Read more>>

Albert Arias

My Barber Stylist career started about a year after high school. At first, I was trying to manage both community college at Collin and attend Texas Barber College full-time. But as I was learning more about the hair industry, I seemed to become more passionate about it. I saw an art in it which I always saw myself a bit artist. Read more>>

Key LeBlanc

I am honestly shocked that I’ve already been given the opportunity to share my music and share my heart with others. I look back on all that’s happened and I feel so much gratitude. I’m reminded that all things work together for my good. Creating music and writing is my safety. It’s my peace. It’s my purpose. I’m excited to see where the music takes me. Read more>>

Tamara Smith

You know that one thing that just makes you so happy?! For me, that’s hair. I’ve always loved hair. I can remember vividly being a kid watching my grandmother sit at the stove and hot comb and style her hair. One year I asked for a mannequin head for Christmas and that did it for me, I was hooked. Read more>>

Robyn Abdusamad and Dr. Kimberly Harper

Kim and I maintained our friendship since meeting in college at North Carolina A&T State University in Greensboro, North Carolina. When we became mothers, taking our children to the library and local bookstores was a big deal for us. We began to notice the lack of African-American and/or African-American Muslim representation in books, toys, and media. Read more>>

Keri Smith

As my business grew, I learned more about how these necklaces are beneficial to everyone, not just mommies with teething babies! They are great as fashionable sensory necklaces for people with sensory needs, such as anxiety, ADHD, some forms of autism and more! Plus, they are non-toxic, so they are much safer than the cosmetic jewelry found in stores, which continue to show toxic materials being used! Read more>>

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