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Inspiring Stories from West Dallas

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 the rising stars of West Dallas and surrounding areas below.

Agustin Chavez

I began selling airbrush t-shirts at my high school for 7$, just so people would get something and at least, I would cover the cost of the shirts and paint. I was proud of every shirt I made. all through my high school years, I just got better and better. Until it clicked and so began my airbrush shirt career. Together with two friends, we opened an airbrush t-shirt store right out of high school. This lasted for about ten years. Read more>>

Dagoberto Estrada

I’ve always had a passion for music. A few years ago, that passion leads me to busk around the city. I ended up on the streets of Deep Ellum, and that was the start of the rest of my life. A few weeks in, my friends joined me. We formed a band that goes by the name Strangers at The Party. I became the producer of the group. Nowadays, I’m lucky to share my talents with other artists as well. Read more>>

Deborah Turner

I wanted to make sure I had something for everyone, from the beginner niche customer, all the way up to the seasoned scent addict. I had tons of fun designing the store, but, like any new venture, there were some hiccups. Construction problems meant delaying our launch and adapting as we rolled with the punches. Read more>>

Spike Chester

You always go get a certain push back when you set your intentions and actually just… go for it. That’s just the universe trying to see how bad you want whatever it is you’re chasing. We done loss money, made it back, lost it again, lol… made it back triple. Friends switching up, been in dangerous situations. Normal shit honestly, lol. The reward was worth the risk. Read more>>

Lacey Pruett

Lacey Pruett is a business owner and yoga teacher, passionate about helping women find their best self. Through her own journey from performing for others, hitting a painful wall, stepping offstage for a season of self-awareness, rebuilding true identity, and re-assessing purpose, then finally stepping back onstage, confidently whole and performing her best, she wants to help others do the same. Read more>>

Christian Tovar

I’ve never been a planner and I quickly learned that I was going to have to use a planner to keep my head in order. Time management is also very essential. I always thought I was good but when you have to manage a blog and everything that comes with it, you have to be very particular. Read more>>

Julian Rodarte

My father and I with our amazing staff family have created a new wave of Mexican Food in Dallas we call Next Gen Mexican Food. It is food with integrity, it is a young festive ambiance, it is an experience above and beyond the expectations of our guests. We take pride in our cuisine. Read more>>

Misty Sanford

I oversee sales, distribution, marketing, branding, and customer experience. In other words, I don’t make the beer or touch the finances! Both of those departments are way too black and white for me. My personal specialty is branding and relationship development. Read more>>

Cory Cameron

I feel like photography has always been a part of my life in one way or another. I think the most prominent time I can remember being behind a camera though was during a trip to Niagra Falls when I was young. I remember my mom had a point and shoot camera with her and somehow on the boat ride under the Falls I ended up with it. Read more>>

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