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Thought-Provokers: Central Dallas

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 Central Dallas that we hope you will check out, follow and support.

Kalyssa Singleton

I began dancing at the age of 14 and was a part of the dance team all 4 years of high school, graduating as Captain and a Valedictorian. Right afterwards, I auditioned and became a professional NBA dancer for the Oklahoma City Thunder. Read more>>

Drew Davis

Matchmaker Band was founded nearly a decade ago by best friends and business partners Jerry Wise & Amos Traystman. They originally started the 10pc Motown band as a hobby and a musical outlet. Read more>>

Sydney Torabi

My goal with my brand is to inspire men and women to live a healthy lifestyle and show that healthy living isn’t as boring or intimidating as some stereotypes lead people to believe. Read more>>

Yale Bernadotte

I had a photographer working for me and a couple days prior to a wedding, demanded more money. I asked why he should make more then me since it was my reputation on the line. AS it turned out, he quit and I did the job myself. Read more>>

Andrea Tillman

My story begins in Bogota, Colombia. I was born to a single mom who had an adventurous spirt, and a deep love for travel. Whenever my mom would travel, I would spend extended amounts of time at the farm with my lovely Abuelita. Read more>>

Marina Green

I turned to photography as a way to combine my love for people, my education, my desire to promote the beauty in people, both inside and out, and my passion for challenging tiresome and detrimental social norms. I believe that it is up to us, as individuals, and then as communities, to be the change that we want to see— Read more>>

Jamila Frazier

I proceeded to approach this question rather scholar-like but I want to ensure that I’m being completely transparent about my story. As an only child of two hard working parents, I found that creative outlets were a way for me to express myself more openly. Read more>>

Eric Hanson

I’ve been dabbling in art my whole life, but never felt confident enough to be the type who paints a picture and displays it for sale. I’ve been in the Graphic Design field off and on for 20 years and I’ve painted over 40 murals, but all of that was work for hire and none of it was really what *I* wanted to do. Read more>>

Micah Marcos

I’m a singer from Austin, although, I find myself in Dallas more and more often, at least a few times a month. There’s a unique feeling of awe and confidence in this city which is why I keep coming back. Dallas truly appreciates the art music. Read more>>

pete fogel

In 1992 my company (Razor Boy Music) started the live music scene at Le Bar Bat on West 57th. From 1992-2003 the live music we booked help define Le Bar Bat as one of the most successful and longest running nightclubs/music venues of its time in New York City. Read more>>

Jeanne C Sanders

Somehow that lack of realistic rendering skill excluded me from being considered ‘artistic’ back in my youth. In retrospect, that didn’t really stop me…it only slowed me down a bit and truly allowed me to more fully explore my own personal kind of creativity. Read more>>

DJ CLOUD9

I’ve always had a passion for music. Growing up my father was a DJ and a Brooklyn native at that; a pure original. Most kids tend to follow in the footsteps of their parents and that’s exactly what I did. Read more>>

Kenedy Cunningham

Poetry was always such an interesting thing to me, the flow of words over minor keys just made sense. I wear red gloves because I’m a power ranger low key, but I make music instead of fighting you see. Read more>>

Logan Bingaman

Graphic design is simply visual communication that has the ability to transcend languages, cultures and differences. There’s something so remarkable about how a brand can become instilled into a society. Read more>>

Maraliz Campos

I guide others into increased self-awareness and relaxation so that they can relieve stress and feel better. My method of stress relief works for everyone because the foundation of my method is sound. Everyone benefits from sound meditation because we hear with our entire nervous system. Read more>>

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