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Thought-Provokers: Katy

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

Andrei Restrepo

Before photography, I was in the music industry pursing a career as a touring artist in a rock band. Soon after I decided to leave the industry, I picked up a camera and fell in love with it. My first camera was sold to me from my good friend that played in my band for $100. Read more>>

Taha Raja

I started photography in the mid 80’s during my high school. I was fascinated with photography and back then photography was film based and it was an expensive hobby.. The equipment, the film and the developing fee was a lot of money. Not to mention when you took a photo you had to rely on your eyes. Read more>>

Dita Montana

Before I was an acrylic painter, I frequented charcoal still life pieces and mixed media collage pieces. I’ve been in love with art and creating since I was a kid. The first time I picked up a paint brush was about 4 years ago. Read more>>

Alba Sevadilla

Photography definitely have changed my life from ordinary to amazing, we pass so many details that only can be capture by a lens, I wish I would have known that before. Read more>>

Joe Lopez, “El Gallista”

As an artist who paints real life, and as a man who stands up for his family, his culture, and his rights, even in the face of great adversity, I have persevered throughout my life, first not to be seen as being ‘handicapped” even though I was born with only one hand. Read more>>

Mikayla Mae Glover

To start off my name is Mikayla Mae, and I am a abstract/contemporary artist. Ever since I was a kid I have always been drawn to art and forms of self expression. Art became second nature to me, and I fell really deeply into it because when it came to art there was no right or wrong way to do it. Read more>>

Sarah King

Film work lead to museum work, as many of the same fabrication skills are used to build museum exhibits. While working for a local museum exhibit fabrication company I learned the specialized skills of mountmaking for gems and minerals. Read more>>

Veronica Solomon

Humble upbringing is really an understatement, but I am thankful for the foundation of a strong family structure, and hard-working parents. It is amazing how 10 people living in a 2 bedroom house, no running water till the age of 15. Read more>>

Nikki Mihalik

I loved two things: animals and art. (My ideal day would have been drawing while surrounded by puppies.) When college rolled around, I didn’t think I was good enough to make it as a real ARTIST, so I majored in Art History, imagining I’d have a glamorous career as a museum curator. Read more>>

Julia Goloshubin

I owe being an artist to my lovely daughter. Although I spent long hours in the world’s most prominent museums throughout my childhood and adult life, admiring the old masters, the paintbrush has never made its way to my hands. Read more>>

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