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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.

Holly Roberts

Nothing fuels the fire in my soul like creating. I am currently a student working towards a career in dental hygiene, I work full time as an office manager, AND I do photography on the side as well! I definitely have a full plate, but the reward is always worth It. Read more>>

Destiny Washington

I have been acting for about 15 years with my start in theatre. Throughout that time span, I’ve been working a 9 to 5 never really putting my all into pursuing my craft but, saving it for nights and weekends. I would attend acting classes and workshops, perform on stage but, still never giving it my all. Read more>>

Elizabeth Liga

Quality matters but it is not about how much you spend on the items, but it is about how you wear it. Style is a form of expression. What you wear speaks a lot about who you are. My passion for styling is to make sure that you are proud of who you are, and it should not only be about the clothing, but your style should bring out the best out of you. Read more>>

Terilisha

I’m able to take not only from my experiences but from other people’s experiences and write/sing songs that feels good and is also relatable. I do it because I love it. I do it because it is the gift placed inside me. My art (music) is made for everyone. It’s created to resonate with the mind, body & spirit of the listeners. Read more>>

Carol Measures Scott

It took only a few moments of making marks with this curious broad-edged pen to realize that it could make magic! I was hooked. I started taking more classes and looked for a group to join. I joined some out-of-town calligraphy guilds, which are delightful havens for letter lovers. Read more>>

Clint Chastain

I am fortunate in that I no longer have to practice veterinary medicine seven days a week. I still love it – always will – but I find I get as much enjoyment these days out of photographic art exploration and by helping others in need of photos for whatever reason. Read more>>

Jeanna Shirley

Depression and anxiety had taken over my life after I had my kids. I felt consumed by negativity and lost about who I was. Once I found my art and connected to this outlet, things began improving. I’m still pretty new into my creative side, but I cannot wait to see where it takes me. Read more>>

Jessica Salmeron

My best friend and my sister took a chance on me and let me do their wedding invitations. From there, I just kept pushing myself and expanded my knowledge in the field. I love being able to create something exceptional and unique for someone as well as being part of their special moments. Read more>>

Loners Club

As I was writing my letter goodbye, I remember writing “I tried everything.” I felt bad if it wasn’t true. I always thought about songwriting. So I said I’d go for it before I go. I called me brother Sosa Real and we’ll, that conversation gave me a new light. Read more>>

Maxwell Ferguson

Because of the experiences and friendships made at music events alongside my grandfather, I shaped the name “FullyMaxxed” wishing to bring those moments to the stage, only allowing positive vibes to rise to their fullest. Growing up in an environment filled with styles of music ranging from cumbias, rock, country. Read more>>

Rachel Crow

I have been a writer since high school where I first met pen to paper writing poetry. I wrote as a way to make sense of the chaotic secret life of sexual, physical, and emotional abuse I’d been living through since age six. Through writing, I learned to connect with my feelings and gain comprehension of the world around me. Later my writing turned to prayers and soon advanced into a blog. Read more>>

Greg Thomas

Ever since I can remember, art has been an important part of my life. In my childhood years, drawing was all I wanted to do. I would copy everything from logos on packaging to my favorite cartoon characters. When I got a little older, I was obsessed with graffiti and in retrospect, that’s probably where I fell in love with typography. I was so interested in all of the different styles and the way graffiti made you work to figure out what things said. Read more>>

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