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Thought-Provokers: East 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 East Dallas that we hope you will check out, follow and support.

Meg Tran

A woman can be funny and intelligent at the same time. I love fashion with a passion (try to say that ten times fast), and I want to show women that you can feel sexy and beautiful in your own skin with your own style and no one can take that away. Read more>>

Vanedda Lynn

God gave us nature which is the best background for any occasion, and I love to show that in every image captured. Photo sessions with me I love to have fun and let you decide on what part of your personality you decide to embrace. As many say acting natural. Read more>>

Coral Johnson

Being expressive came with hardships that I learned to transcend into my art Mediums. From modeling, creating visuals, painting canvases that I now sell, writing, piercing, and putting my outfit together for the day, I exhale art. We all do as people, though artists concentrate on those breathing patterns. Read more>>

Janet Dixon

I am a professional portrait and event photographer. Photography is more than taking nice photos. I want my clients and models and collaborations to feel important, to feel like they are part of my family. Every session is personal to me because I know that I am giving a service that is personal to them. Read more>>

Sidu Arroyo-Boulter

Being a parent is challenging, but it is also incredibly rewarding. My desire and current aspirations are to come alongside parents as a parent coach and help, encourage, and remind them that parenting is the greatest job we will have. What we do as parents matters. Read more>>

Jasey Beddingfield

The zine my friend was making ended up not turning into anything, but I still had this comic and this character that I liked more than anything I had done that year. I decided to challenge myself by drawing nothing but this character and seeing where it took me. Read more>>

Brooke Opie

Art and school became a meandering pathway of exploration, and while it certainly wasn’t the traditional path, I am grateful that I had the opportunity to try so many media. I have never liked feeling limited, and I am always looking for something new to learn. Read more>>

Jamie Maldonado

Being the son of a single mother whose grandmother also helped with parenting duties in my early years, maybe it’s that I understand the sheer willpower and emotional resolve it takes to live in this world matter far more than violent or powerful displays. Read more>>

Selene De Santiago

The following year on my birthday my husband surprised me with my first DSLR camera and a beginners photography class at the Dallas Center for Photography. That was a big push to fully focus in photography. I know I have a lot to learn but I am looking forward to this journey and I hope to turn my hobby into a career. Read more>>

Karlie Deitrick

Don’t be in a slump, you live in an amazing city, so go do what you want and see what you want and don’t wait for other people to do that. I thought I needed people to go places and it left me stranded at home. And the more I went out, the more awesome people I met and the more I loved the city. Read more>>

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