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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.

Chris Adams

My art is designed to make people smile. Everyone once in a while I’ll make something that is more thought provoking, or I’ll make something that has a deeper meaning but 90% of the time I’m just trying to make people happy. Read more>>

Lyn Stahl

I love that miniature gaming and painting gives that face to face interaction and the ability to spend quality time with people, friends, and loved ones. The games are great for both children and adults alike. It is a great way for families to have fun and spend time. Read more>>

Molly Stephenson

I started hand lettering and doing chalkboard art for my own wedding, it was rough at first! Those are definitely NOT my most favorite signs! Then I started doing lettering here and there for family and friends and finally someone at work encouraged me to start a business and actually start charging people for my work! Read more>>

Andrea Holmes

I think that is the biggest reason I paint. Joy. It brings me joy to paint and I hope my little paintings bring joy into other’s lives! Read more>>

Saima Khan

I want the eyes and hearts of those who look at my work to feel and see by means of my colors and abstracts. I want to give them an experience that resembles the magic I see in this beautiful world. Read more>>

Francisco Sanchez

Growing up, I was always that kid that would draw or sketch something for someone, like: “oh you could ask Francisco to draw that for you”. During high school, I was very interested in excelling in all my classes, especially my Art class. Read more>>

Tom Brown

Natives to Colorado, my wife and I moved to McKinney almost 4 years ago as a career move and an opportunity to be close to our grandchildren (not necessarily in that order). I would classify my working career as having “been there, done that.” Read more>>

Joplin Lu

I began playing the piano and violin when I was 3 and became a viola player at age 15. I hold a Bachelor of Music from Sydney Conservatorium of Music, Master of Music from the University of North Texas, and Artist Diploma from Southern Methodist University. Read more>>

Mercedes Lewis

Mercedes Lewis was born in Lincoln, Nebraska. In her early childhood she moved around alot but she claims Texas as her home. Art was one thing that was always familiar to her despite the all the unfamiliar places she moved to. She began exploring her creativity early in her childhood from posting fashion sketches on the wall in her bedroom to sculpting abstract figures for art shows. Read more>>

R.L. Malpica

I started out writing hip-hop music at 12 years old and pursued a career in music for about a decade. Throughout the years, I realized that the writing & creating aspect of music was where my passion resided.  My love of movies mixed with my passion to write & create birthed Dead By Design Films and my career as a filmmaker/producer. Read more>>

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