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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.

Alejandra Ramos Gomez

I write to survive. Being an immigrant is difficult, I often feel like I don’t fit in, but when I do my art nothing matters. I write because I want to share my culture and my view on life, I want to inspire others (especially Latina immigrants) to open up about their experiences and challenges. Read more>>

Helena Victoria

When I think about where I’m from, I’m reminded of humble beginnings from my home town; Gary, Indiana. Despite the faced adversities, Gary has provided the foundation of who I am as an artist today. Read more>>

Justin O’Keith Higgs

My name is Justin O’Keith Higgs and I am a Dallas, Texas based Artist and Photographer. I am probably one of the most eclectic individuals you will ever meet. I am a Licensed Attorney, Photographer, Artist, Former Dallas Mavericks NBA Mavs ManiAAC Dancer, Human Resource Professional and Creative Visionary. Read more>>

Sierra Barnes

My name is Sierra Barnes I am a 21- year- old self- taught artist from Dallas, Texas. In 2002 I was diagnosed with Craniopharyngioma (brain tumor). After coming home from the hospital after having my brain surgery my mom gave me a canvas to paint on. It was then that I painted my first painting. Read more>>

James Behan

I am a dual citizen with Ireland and the United States, and currently live and work in the South Oak Cliff area of Dallas, Texas. I have always loved making images. My photography is both documentary and allegorical. In the documenting of what is present before me and my camera, larger, more universal narratives emerge. Read more>>

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