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Thought-Provokers: Downtown

Houston 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 Downtown that we hope you will check out, follow and support.

Antonio Lyons

When I was a kid my father always took photos and recorded family videos. I was intrigued by how memories can be preserved. I would look through family photo albums and it would make me feel the emotion that was captured. Read more>>

Kevin Green II

Art has always been a big part of my life. As a child I often watched my grandfather create drawings of super heroes and comic book characters, bringing them to life with colored pencils, pastels and crayons. The vibrant colors and vivid details were mind blowing. It was at that moment I fell in love with art. Read more>>

Johannes (RA) Henderson

Since a young child, I have always taken interest in photography. My mother worked as a photo journalist for the African American Sentinel in Las Vegas, NV and used to take me along with her on her assignments. It was those experiences that shaped my life into what it is today. Read more>>

Clear Mind

Clear Mind is a multifaceted, American street artist whose works depict images of strong women from early human societies. Her work is known for its use of saturation and hue and her signature hybrid dragonfly Hummingbird. Read more>>

Maria Micaela Arellano

I always wanted to be an entertainer, most specifically an actress. It was my dream to move to LA after college and pursue an acting career. My last year at The University of Texas at Austin I discovered Professional Wrestling. I dedicated the next 7 years to developing and going after a WWE contract. Read more>>

Mishelle Wade

I picked up henna 8 years ago. I love nature and doodling so I became intrigued with henna art and the self-expression I could achieve with natural, temporary body art. I haven’t put down a henna cone since! Read more>>

Kevo

Kevo is a Houston based artist who also makes films, write books, and does comedy sketches on his social media platforms. Kevo was born and raised in Houston Tx and has been practicing arts as well as owning a tattoo studio since 2010. Read more>>

Ish Barri

I’ve had a fascination with photography since I was in middle school, I remember bringing a camera at every event to snap pictures of all my friends. As I got older in high school it grew to me being a photographer in the school newspaper and than as an adult I would take a camera with me to conventions. Read more>>

Steffany Brady

I am native Colombian who moved to Houston in 2000. While growing up I had the opportunity to travel to many different countries and appreciate different cultures and lifestyles across the word. I strongly believe those experiences also shaped my views as a designer and as an artist. Read more>>

Judith Thielen

I have been an artist since I can remember, but I was never really sure what I was going to be able to do with that talent. I got my first tattoo when I was A freshman in high school..no, I wasn’t old enough…and yes it looks terrible..of course after that I thought it would be “cool” to learn how to tattoo. Read more>>

Lucas Meachem

When I first heard opera, I was intrigued because for the first time, I couldn’t imitate it. Their use of vibrato and expression was unlike any other type of music I had heard. I felt a visceral response to the beauty of their sound—it was unexplainable. Now that I create that sound today, that feeling of awe hasn’t gone away. Read more>>

Marya Sokha

I enjoy meeting people and learn about the photography community. I just recently dipped my toes into blogging. My goals are to meet and build relationship with people, promote positivity and help with the Houston Community. Read more>>

Christopher Holley, DJ SPIKE|

This is how it all started and because he took a chance on me i became the great DJ that i am today. I never forget that. So every time That I go to an exotic country, I look for a limited bottle of Jack Daniels to bring it back to him as a reminder to him that he go me where i am today! Read more>>

Shaina Pherigo

Three years ago, she started PPC as a hobby and dabbled in her sketchbook here and there. But over the last few months, her passions have intensified and she’s had an opportunity to reinvigorate the brand with some new ideas and new directions into what you see today. Read more>>

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