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

Monica Acosta

My creative path began with photography. I was highly involved in photography throughout High School practicing both traditional and digital photography. Read more>>

Spencer Evans

I’m not sure if I truly became an “Artist” until I became a high school art teacher and developed a deep concern for the future of American society, specifically, the future of the Black community. Read more>>

Iris Bechtol

It was a great experience for me as a young artist to be surrounded by other artists making great work and have the opportunity to experiment with content and material in my own practice. Read more>>

Alexis Carreon

When i learned about face painting i had no idea the world i was missing out on. In 2012 My Mom had a friend who had lil popup festivals in Oak Cliff and he asked if i was good with kids and suggested face painting for the kiddos while their parents shopped. Read more>>

Ryan Rushing

The summer after I started the graphic design program at Louisiana Tech, I had a tough time finding an internship, so I looked elsewhere. I heard through the grapevine about a man who did decorative concrete casting, and he needed a shop worker. Read more>>

Charnay Parks

Charnay Park’s first memory of becoming interested with fashion began at an early age. She started playing dress up in her great aunt’s designer shoes and handbags at the age 4. By the age of 11, Charnay would think of designs in her head and quickly began to sketch the ideas onto paper in hopes of bringing them to life. Read more>>

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