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North Loop’s Rising Stars

The heart of our mission at VoyageHouston is to find the amazing souls that breathe life into our city. In the recent weeks we’ve had the privilege to connect with some of the Houston’s finest artists, creatives, entrepreneurs and rabble rousers and we can’t begin to express how impressed we are with our city’s incredibly deep talent pool. Check out North Loop’s rising stars below.

Paris Dowd

I was practically born with a camera attached to my hip. As a kid I carried around a disposable camera shooting everything in sight. When I was 10 instead of playing outside till the streetlights turned off I sat inside adjusting images in Photoshop. Read more>>

Cheryl-Ann Andrews

I have been grooming for 18 years. In 2017 I decided it was time to venture out on my own. However, in November of that same year, I was released from all duties as a Grooming Salon Manager. I was excited. With no money I set out to build my business. Read more>>

Aryka Randall

Absolutely! I relocated to Houston three years ago for the second time after deciding it would be a great place to become rooted as a 30 something/business woman. I’d been an active blogger/media entity for almost a decade and over that particular span of time, I learned that I am passionate about helping other people bring their dreams into fruition the way that I had with mine. Read more>>

Danny Gonzalez

After I have spent 27 years in the broadcasting industry my gut feeling told me that time was up, then since I’ve always enjoyed good food, eating it or preparing it the transition was easy. 4 years ago I decided to start an Argentinean steakhouse that will resemble the true mining of the Argentinean culinary culture. Read more>>

Lakiesha Thomas

Sometimes we make decisions in our life that at the time seem to right not seeing ahead that it is harmful to our spirit. Or maybe we do but choose to ignore what is right in front of us and just hope it’s not true. Read more>>

Zulaima Blanco

I discovered in high school that I had a talent for making my own fashion accessories. I mostly made bows and headbands for myself, friends and family. When my first daughter was born, my passion turned to necessity when I couldn’t find any hair pieces that I liked in any stores. Read more>>

Angela Lahay

Hi! My name is Angela. It’s my pleasure to meet you! I’m an artist. Always have been. I can remember drawing for pleasure when I was a child. I would sit for hours designing clothes with my Barbie scratch and sketch. I had my first room “makeover” as a teenager when I decided that I needed to paint my bedroom and stencil sunflowers all over the walls. Read more>>

Ben Jackson

After the dining room table had been cleared from a sumptuous Thanksgiving Day feast in Lawrence, Kansas, an eight-year-old Ben Jackson was asked to guess the color of a facedown playing card. Read more>>

Sierra Estes

I don’t know exactly when my interest in “art” began, but I would often receive drawing and painting kits for birthdays as a kid. I loved getting covered in paint, chalk, and dirt while exploring the places around me. Read more>>

Brittani Davis

For years, I’ve endured an auto-immune condition called Alopecia Universalis. It is the most extreme form Alopecia and causes total body hair loss. Although there’s no physical pain, the emotional and psychological effects of the condition can be very difficult. Read more>>

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