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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.

Elisabeth Hill

Seeing something I see in my head come alive is a great feeling. I get excited anytime I go to take pictures. I always try to bring my camera with me anywhere I go, just for those “picture perfect” moments. To me, there’s always something interesting around. Read more>>

Tony Pettiford

I started as a teenager assisting my uncle in photography, wedding mostly. I then began to adapt video and photo projects as hobbies and assisting in my Grandfathers church. Read more>>

Jefte Campos

I started here as a very inexperienced kid with a camera, and truthfully the stories I captured pushed me to better myself, because these stories of life change deserved to not be poorly made. Read more>>

Geri Brettmann

My life was filled as a child with painting and drawing the tools like watercolors and colored pencils would just show up from various sources. My parents just needed me to be busy. Read more>>

Xavier Choice

Fame is not important to me. It was at a time, but not anymore. The passion for writing music will always be here and I will always find things to write about. I just want to be remembered as a person who has a voice and tried to tell the world my story. Read more>>

Cindy Medick

Photography has always been a big part of my life. My dad handed me his camera that he purchased while serving in the Marines when I was pretty young. Read more>>

Rebecca Benezue

I fell in love with photography in the ’70’s as a teenager, using a Canon AE-1 film camera, but life got in the way with marriage, kids and work. Then in 2008 when my kids were grown, my husband gave me a digital SLR. Read more>>

Sabelle Mebane

As my career has grown I’ve started working with different companies to create fashion and lifestyle photography for my Instagram, but most of the time I’m just having fun with my camera! Read more>>

Mansfield Commission for the Arts Rosalie Gilbert, Cultural Arts Supervisor City of Mansfield

Over the past two years, the commission has worked hard to build awareness of the arts as a public good, and make the arts fun and accessible to everyone in our community. We host three big public events each year, and act as a resource for residents and artists for all their arts needs. Read more>>

Guy Huggins and Chris Bradley

Guy’s musical journey began at a very young age. Born in Monterey, California to two Dallas natives, Guy grew up in a home where vinyl was always on the turntable. Read more>>

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