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

Clint Stone

My paintings focus on my immediate surroundings. The way I paint reflects how I experience my surroundings. Time and space are not linear, and the lucidity in which I paint reviles a truth in myself and my surroundings in which I invite the viewer. Read more>>

Célia M Dargie

I was fascinated by the Byzantine architecture and would spend days sketching. I also remember one mother’s day, I had no money, so I gave my mum one of my drawings, a reproduction of The Pink Nude from Henri Matisse, to this day one of my favorite artist. Read more>>

Bone1 The ARTIST

Murals that are about self-awareness and social awareness. Something that can tug at your heart. Make you feel an emotion. Make you feel comfortable or uncomfortable. Make you happy or sad. As long as my art can shake or move someone’s energy, I believe that im doing my purpose in the universe. Read more>>

Rachel Barnes

My intention is to provide a safe place to heal and support you in the process of building a new conscious awareness. In these moments of transformation, learn to connect with the part of yourself you have forgotten and learn to love yourself. Read more>>

Robert English

I do not fit the typical mold of creating a universal theme. My work does not mirror anything commercial; it reflects my inspiration, which takes on many themes from western to dance. My goal is to insert as much emotion and motion into each idea as possible. Read more>>

Derrel Hall

Knowledge is infinitely expanding with or without us, and I love acquiring more. This overwhelms me often to the point where I just need to express myself. This is through communication. I express myself through words, drawings, photography, and dress. In short, everything that I do is rooted in communication. Read more>>

Mason Grimes

One day I sat down with my coach at Southwestern Assemblies of God University (SAGU), and he encouraged me to take a year off to catch up with some classes I had missed and ultimately think about my future in basketball. So literally the day after that meeting with my coach I had an audition set up for a traveling worship team from SAGU. Read more>>

Britney Samford

Because of an unquenchable desire to learn, curiosity always leads me to seek a new skill or craft. Mastering one skill just isn’t how my brain operates. That is how I got into leather work, curiosity. I just recently started the B. Samford Leather line which includes handmade leather goods such as handbags, cross body purses, and moccasins. Read more>>

Sierra Barnes

Most things that inspire my art are my daily life, things that I’ve been through, and things that I observe in the world. My main goal as an artist is to help and inspire others while expressing myself and doing what I love. If I can make at least one person feel better through my art and poetry that’s better than any art sale that I make. Read more>>

Mode Dodceca

After composing a live set, the duo performed several live shows in Austin as a two-piece and eventually enlisted the help of Austin Sears (Honey and Salt) on bass guitar. In the summer of 2017, Brittany and Jordan recorded Mode Dodceca’s first full length at MicroMega Studio in Austin, enlisting Marcos Delgado (Sky Acre) and Jake Reading (A.M. Feeelgood, Mandate) for production and engineering duties. Read more>>

Jessica McClendon

Its been a long, hard journey. It feels like I’ve lived multiple lives and have been so many different people. But I can say that today, I am exactly where I want to be and if 7 year old me could see me now, she would be ecstatic. Read more>>

David Lamplugh

The new series began with an underpinning in story. Futurism, as a genre, will always be full of holes and imaginative leaps. It had enough leeway to both put my ideas in a loose framework as well as not be too restrictive to whimsy. Read more>>

Maddie Ray

My passion for photography and telling a story existed before I even recognized it myself. When I was 10 years old, my mom bought me my first point-and-shoot camera. I carried it everywhere to document everything that was happening in my life at the time. Read more>>


I’ve always dedicated my life to being there for others, being a wife, mother, daughter, sister, and friend. Some of the most prestigious titles in the world, I knew that my purpose went beyond those titles. Since I was a young girl, I always had an appreciation and deep love for beauty and helping others. Read more>>

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