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Thought-Provokers: Plano

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

Karey Pustejovsky

I wanted to be able to still provide for my family, but also wanted to be home with my kids. Prosper is an amazing community with lots of families and women just like me who are looking for cute clothes on a budget. I saw the need and opened K & Blue Boutique! Read more>>

Kevin Wehrmeister

I have been a photographer forever – like many ‘older’ photographers, I picked up my dad’s camera and became a yearbook photographer. I was fortunate to be able to pretty much earn my way through college shooting a whole bunch of subjects and events, even doing crime scenes for a local coroner. Read more>>

gabrielle pruitt

In 2010 I closed my gallery. Then took a bit of a break, and became sort of semi-retired. Today, I work most days (in my private studio) on my photography while also doing work for clients. This includes photo restoration, photographing original artwork and making giclees. Read more>>

Grace Tyler

Music has always been a passion of mine. I spent my childhood singing in talent shows to karaoke bars. Growing up in an area that was so focused on sports, I felt that I had to participate in them to feel like I belonged. After countless years of playing every sport imaginable. Read more>>

Stephen Roy

My experience has shown me to look at architecture as creative problem solving. You want a beautiful home that functions to fit your personal lifestyle and I create beautiful and well thought out designs that solve every need. Read more>>

Jason Van Sickel

I consider myself extremely luck. Not many go thru many years being a problem child and drop out and end up with Emmy awards and studio space. My only only secret is: give of yourself and share the knowledge you have been given freely. I am constantly wanting to share my gifts with others. Read more>>

Chad Thomas

I loved drawing when I was a kid but I can remember getting my hands on my very first comic books and knowing that THESE were what I wanted to draw. I’m one of the lucky few that just knew exactly what they wanted to do at an early age and pursued it pretty relentlessly! Read more>>

Samantha Rieff

I took costuming classes through the performing arts program at Iowa State University and then started my own business making sewn non-slip headbands and keychain wallets in 2010. Since then I have expanded to selling many different types of accessories and home goods. Read more>>

Tiff Bella

Depression fueled my creative writing outlet. In high school, there was a dark period that I found myself in. I would doodle my thoughts and words that came to mind in a notebook. My boyfriend, at that time, encouraged me to turn my thoughts and words into poems. Read more>>

Kaitlyn Bullard

The first thing you might notice about my photography business is the name – it’s a little unusual. In 2014, I started blogging about Texas artists, entrepreneurs, music and food. I’d always been intrigued by the idea of owning my own creative business, so I wanted to learn from others first. Read more>>

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