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

Sara Hines

I continued my love for art throughout high school and just kind of did crafts and drew in my free time not thinking anything of it. My high school didn’t offer art classes, so most of my inspiration came from things I had seen out and about or found online. Read more>>

Greg Muzljakovich

Through several years of working 12 to 14 hours a day I knew I needed more time to commit to production. In fall of 2016 I quit my day job as a mechanical engineer to pursue music full time. Now I produce local artists and bands, pick up gigs as a freelance musician, teach lessons, and play at church every weekend. Read more>>

Haris Feratovic

Imagine coloring your bodies of water as purple, and grass as orange. I found out at an early age that I had protanopia colorblindness. With protanopia colorblindness its different than just red and green, it also includes blue and green. Growing up I loved black and white over colors because I understood the definitions of the grey-scale. Read more>>

Chanese Jones

MN music has always been apart of my life. I recall hearing the sounds of The Isley Brothers, Luther Vandross, Anita Baker, Sade and Mary J. Blige playing around the house when I was little. I come from a family of hard workers, artists, singers, musicians, writers, dancers and photographers. Read more>>

Melissa Gamez

I loved to draw and paint when I was in high school, staying at school very late everyday just to work on my art pieces for class. I kept that dedication for the visual arts somewhere deep inside me. So I decided to take art and art history courses and thankfully I stuck with it. Read more>>

Ruben Zamora

A little over three years ago, I found myself awake early, way too early, one fateful spring morning. My mood was unpleasant and irritable, a permanent scowl sprawled across my face. As I arrived at my workplace, behold, in the distance I saw a sight. Read more>>

Madison Wolfe

I have always considered myself to be a creative personal. I have always loved designing and finding new ways to be creative. After joining the corporate world after college, I was eager to find ways to express my creative side. I was always fascinated with calligraphy and hand lettering. One day, I decided to just teach myself. Read more>>

Helen Buck

I began studying ways to express beautiful, profound and sometimes disturbing images while studying at the University of Cincinnati, DAAP and subsequently opened my first professional studio in The Pendleton Building in Cincinnati. Read more>>

DJ Rooty Red

I wanted to do something I enjoyed doing, which was music. After work, I would practice even more, network with different party promoters and clubs until I landed an opportunity. So far, I have DJ’d over 100 events and created my own music production company by the name of RootyBeatz Production. Read more>>

Mary Jarvis

My career in Graphic Design began during the “unplugged” era of computer aided graphics. I was working with photographers for images, drawing my own illustrations, “cutting rubylith” then would paste everything up on large white mat boards. I was designing, drawing and making with my hands. Read more>>

Karley Miller

After working a few odd-ball creative jobs, I now work full time for a local fine art printing company as a photographer and digital editor. In the evenings I work on freelance so I pretty much always have something that needs to be done. Read more>>

Empressive GeoDesigns – Empress and Micah Gilbert

I first fell in love with the beauty of nature’s creations in 1982 when I was shown a stunning mineral from Australia. From that moment, my passion for natural specimens and décor was born! Read more>>

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