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Thought-Provokers: Arlington

Dallas has always had an artistic soul. The culture and heritage of our city, like most great cities, owes a tremendous debt to the arts community. Supporting local art is something we care deeply about and we’d like to do everything we can to help the local arts community thrive. Unfortunately, too often media attention is monopolized by corporate interests and tabloid gossip – but culture doesn’t come from a focus on celebrity breakups it comes from a focus on the arts.

Below, you’ll find some incredible artists from in and around Arlington that we hope you will check out, follow and support.

Addi Ginsberg

We would frequently work 60 hour weeks but it was engaging, and I finally realized that I needed to be on my feet and working with my hands. Once I realized that I decided I needed to take some time to focus on developing my personal work and that’s how Texas and grad school came into play. Read more>>

Hailee Dyer

Since then I took my career into my own hands and started creating my own projects and concepts for my photos. This allowed me to figure out what I like and how I want to work throughout my career. Essentially, I found a process. I now am a working actress, model, and director based in Dallas, Texas. Read more>>

Gwendolyn Houston-Jack

I reside in Arlington, TX with my loving husband. In my spare time, I enjoy taking road trips with my husband (#JacksTheRoadtrippers), running and cooking. Nothing is more relaxing than hitting the road on two feet or four wheels. Read more>>

Samuel Ervin and Estefana Najera’s Artwork

We always bounce ideas off of each other and try to get the best shots possible for our clients. We always challenge each other to improve our skills, and it already feels like I’ve learned so much. I’m so excited to see how much I’ll learn ten years from now, and I can’t wait to see what the future holds. Read more>>

Oceane Maher

Throughout middle school and high school, I attended a charter school which had uniforms as part of the dress code. I was delighted to not have to waste my time thinking about what to wear. But after several years of wearing the same outfit. Read more>>

Lindsey Baumann

After seeing my sons reaction to exciting black and white patterns and bold colors, I decided to make more child-like and whimsical artwork. I still analyze the reactions I get. I have just shifted my focus to a different audience. I then graduated with a BFA in Printmaking in May 2018 and began working from home on my artwork. Read more>>

Tim Cameron Jr’

Took a branding class my last year in college where it consisted of creating your own brand/business. It included everything from designing the logo, brand stationery, and etc. Then it finally clicked for me! I can do all these things I love under this one brand I’m creating. That brand is called INVENTIVE Designs. Read more>>

Austin Campbell

I eventually did buy a digital camera but I quickly switched back to film after shooting the digital for about a month or two and not being able to achieve the colors I liked from shooting film, and now all of my profession portrait work that I post on my Instagram is done in film. Read more>>

Holly D. Gray

After six months in the NICU and two years in the hospital, the plans that I had once made for my career were all but washed away. I spent the next seven years caring for our daughter and her intense medical needs. In 2015, I decided it was time to start creating again, and now I’m three months from receiving my Masters of Fine Arts. Read more>>


My story continues in D.C where I resided for almost ten years. I found myself involved with a widely known boys choir called “The D.C Boys Choir” and traveled to many places including China at a very young age. I attended half of my high school years at an art school called Duke Ellington School of the Arts in Georgetown. Read more>>

Lauren Lewchuk

I started creating really colorful, detailed, almost psychedelic drawings that I ended up being really proud of, and I received a lot of positive feedback on social media which was really encouraging so I just kept at it. I’ve since developed a few other unique styles of artwork from paintings to collages, and even digital art. Read more>>

Alejandro Torres

I learned how to develop film at home, scan and edit film. I bought a digital camera to continue to practice, learn and grow without using so much film. I began to shoot even more taking road trips going to the streets late at night trying to capture every moment I could. Read more>>

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