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Thought-Provokers: Fort Worth

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 Fort Worth that we hope you will check out, follow and support.

Jay Asp

It seems I’ve always been drawing. Sometimes to avoid boredom–I would tear open the offering envelopes in church and draw on the blank interiors while I sat in the pews during the sermon. Read more>>

Darcie Book

I believe the regularity of being in new surroundings helped shape me into an explorer. I learned to be most at ease while expanding my knowledge base and having new experiences. I can’t stand the feeling of stagnation, and this has significantly influenced my artistic practice. Read more>>

Justin Burns

Music and art are two things that really got me to where I am now and also having a strong family support group. As crazy as it may seemed to my parents and grandparents that my twin brother and I where going to try and go all the way in our creativity, really could of been shot down. Read more>>

Quamon Fowler

As a musician, growing up I could read music but had to get real close to the page in order to do so. But as a result, I developed a good memory and have a good ear for learning music without sheet music. Read more>>

Kaitlin Hooper

Photography just made sense to me and I caught on quickly to the basics. I saved up for my first (lime green!) digital point and shoot camera and shot away for the better part of about 2 years until I decided that I wanted to push my photography to the next level. Read more>>\

Marisa Duran

I’m a performer behind the camera and any emotion being conveyed at the moment the camera clicks will be captured forever in a single image. I think that’s incredibly powerful. Read more>>

Lisa Eklund

My journey with face and bist painted started about 12 years ago. My friend Cindy needed a face painter because theirs cancelled. Since I occasionally painted murals she thought I could face paint. Read more>>

Adam Palmer

soon realized that my cartoon work was too easy for viewers to interpret. I began to create pieces that focused on color and shape. It has been a fun challenge that I have yet to get tired of. Read more>>

Katt Burgett

Drawing has been my escape from the pressures of life sense I was a child. I’ve been tattooing for 7 years now, and piercing for 10 years. In my free time I like to make my own natural color pigments for painting. Read more>>

Arryn Pheonix

Began writing and playing music as a child, army brat so diverse in both culture as well as music.
I teach music when not on-stage, just to hopefully help inspire and pass on the treats of the past that I have learned. Read more>>

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