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Thought-Provokers: Garland

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

Austin Lewis

How my story began in photography was after my baseball injury in school, it was hard for me to regroup from that, matter a fact it was really hard mentally, it was something I was going to take though out my college years but it was stripped away. Read more>>

Rob Holbert

Music has always been a major part my life. Even as a small child, I listened to my Mom sing and play piano. My older sister played piano and sang as well. And my brother dabbled in music briefly. My Dad and Mom both sang in the church choirs. Read more>>

Kristy Sauceda

I work directly with artisans of different parts of Mexico that embroider blouses, dresses, and more. Through my business, I’ve been able to meet many kinds of people and see how much everyone is proud to be Mexican and even see people from other cultures admire mine. Read more>>

Leslie Kell

I began to feel that I owed it to myself to see what this vibrant new medium had to offer. And now, I feel owe it to my collectors and supporters to see what I have to offer to the movement. Of course, this means eating the words of my 20-year-old self: “I will never create art on a computer”. But I can live with that. Read more>>

Chris Brunt

I have played in more than 48 Dallas-area churches as a substitute/guest organist-pianist, playing for weddings, funerals, special programs, concerts, choir rehearsals, and Sunday morning services. Read more>>

Matthew Fiock

My experience in music began while being deaf due to inner ear infections as a young child. In church, I would lay on the floor often during the worship service to feel vibrations from the drums and voices. Read more>>

Jessica Fisher

I have always wanted to encourage others with simple gestures, I am a certified medical assistant, so I would brain storm often and think to myself I would love to make women feel good. Read more>>

Amber Royer

It took me a long time to find the right match of agent and publisher, and in a way, I’m glad that it did. When I compare this book to some of my early efforts — well, I would be embarrassed for anyone to have seen the first three or four. Read more>>

Carrie Lindsey

Over the next few years, I grew my blog and it organically branched out into offering some free printables to my readers. I had so much fun creating these! Read more>>

Cinema For The Blind

When my sister was 7 and I was 10 we started playing Rock Band video game with our uncle. We got pretty good at it and thought “Hey, we should do this for real”. And we did! Read more>>

Remy Dominguez

I never really delved into photography until I moved back to Dallas from out of state around 2011. I started to attend photography related meetups via meetup.com in the Dallas area. One of the first groups I joined had some great people in it that showed me the wonders of studio photography. Read more>>

Jennifer Allen

When we started Just Elope Dallas I knew this time it was different. I was different and ready. I was finally creating something I was passionate about that held a special place in my heart. Read more>>

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