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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.

Ashley Richardson

I was only a mother with the passion for art and photography. Never could I have imagined. But through Social Media and family and friends referral. I help families make memories last and Focus on love with every photo. Read more>>

Shea Mayberry

I enjoyed working closely with people and watching them come to life in front of the camera. This is how I knew I wanted to give people a photography experience that they actually enjoyed, not one where they dreaded being in front of the camera. So when we moved back to Dallas five years ago, I decided to pursue photography full time and set up my portrait photography business, specializing in photographing women. Read more>>

David Broussard

I prayed that God would give me a gift that I had never thought about. I was seeking something totally new; something outside the box of reality I was familiar with. In the process of waiting for this answer to come, I took a welding course because I was always intrigued by it. In that 24 hour course, I made a cross and hung it in my hair salon. It sold immediately, so I made another and the same thing happened. Read more>>

JD Moore

Born and raised in Dallas, Texas, James Douglas Moore III, commonly known as “J.D.”, has been creating art since elementary school. Art has always been a big part of his life, but it wasn’t until high school, and a little nudging from his Junior and Senior year art teachers, that he decided to refine his talents. Read more>>

Lawrence Standifer Stevens

I always knew that I was an artist, a creative type. In school, I never felt more myself than I did in art class. Regrettably, I didn’t go to college. Instead, I became a “radio gypsy,” working at stations all over the south and southwest, from El Paso to Atlanta. Read more>>

Bill Holmberg

Early influences formed my interest in creating objects. This interest continued with my engineering education and migration from an engineering job to fine arts education. While receiving my BFA, I became captivated by printmaking, a highly process orientated medium. Read more>>

Rachel Larlee

I’ve always loved drawing and being creative. As a child, growing up in rainy England, I loved nothing more than spending the afternoon with paper, boxes, glue and tape. When I was pregnant with my first son, a friend lent me her sewing machine and showed me how to make some things for the nursery and I was hooked. Read more>>

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