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

Carson Blair

Stories were something I loved as well – whether I was up reading until 3 am, or writing pages upon pages of fiction made up in my mind. Creativity and stories were a must for me, and it’s no coincidence that my passion for photography binds the two together. Read more>>

Leslie Richardson

A lot of my inspiration actually comes from cinematography and film advertisement. I try to use colors and expression to bring more depth to whoever I am in a single photo. The best thing about photography? If I want to be a pro race car driver…I can be. If I want to be a glamorous, 1940’s movie star…I can be. Read more>>

Jean Jones

In college and in my early adult years as a newlywed, I learned handweaving. After apprenticing for a production handweaver, I started my own business making and selling handwoven accessories under the label Jean Jones Handwovens. I was 25 when I started my business. Read more>>

Sakshi Mehrotra and Aditi Anand

We were nubies to the US market without family or friends and the difference in time zones plus distance made everything thrice as hard. However, our passion got the best of us. We were itching to explore our fun and creative side and decided to give our best to make this work. Read more>>

Monica Flores

I mostly get my inspiration from my imagination, emotions, and what I see in the world. What I hope people can take away from my artwork is raw emotions and a piece of me. What people should know about my artwork is that it will always have meaning behind it a story to my life. Read more>>

Vidette Vanderweide

I could take a step back from the canvas and finally understand all that was going on within. When our minds are so cluttered with thought after thought after thought, we cannot begin to know what to do with them. But, art is a vessel to allow us to SEE what is going on within. Read more>>

Malina Cipleu

They develop in layers of glass, and sheets of clay progressing in and open conversation between the piece and myself. The results are abstract fragments of this intuitive journey, drawing attention to movement, balance, and harmony. I hope that viewers will slow down, explore, and use their imagination to join the conversation. Read more>>

Tammie Riley

I am both a blogger and YouTuber. I write blogs to help educate and inspire my audience during this weird transition into adulthood. I give career advice, financial advice, tips on professional development, mental health advice and much more! All my tips are strategically related to the young, working Millennial and any problems he/she may face. Read more>>

Jennifer Crowder

A couple of years later, the summer after my senior year of high school, my best friend passed away in a helicopter accident. I quickly realized that I had hardly any photographs to remember her by, and began carrying little disposable cameras everywhere with me. It became an obsession. Read more>>

Christina Leal

Laughing is healthy for the mind and soul, and what better way to do it than through a painting that they help me to create for them? I like to hear what they have in mind and then add a few more touches to it to make it as personable as possible. Read more>>

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