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Thought-Provokers: Neartown

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

Harper Watters

It’s special to be able to call yourself a classical ballet dancer, and even more special to be happy with who you are. That’s my my message. That the biggest strength you possess, is the power of being yourself. Read more>>

Olivia Garza

I believe everyone has a great story to tell. Whether it be through a video or a photograph, it can speak volumes and make one overcome with emotion. There is beauty in the every day life and things are constantly changing. With my attention for details and wanting a creative outlet my search has finally come to an end. It’s Portrait Photography that makes me thrive. Read more>>

Audra Oden

I guess what is the most unique about my story is that I have always been extremely shy, introverted, and felt horrible anxiety talking to new people. BUT, I wanted nothing more than to be a photographer and work with people! Read more>>

Sarah De La Rosa

For me photography came into my life when I was fourteen years old. I would walk around my neighborhood after school and take all kinds of photographs. Photographs of trees, stop lights, faces of people, the way the sun would shine through the fence on a hot summer day.  Read more>>

Travis Klement

The need to create has always been a characteristic of my personality that I cannot turn off – it finds its way into every aspect of my life. Spending my early years on an isolated cotton farm outside of El Paso, Texas, I entertained myself with daily art projects. Read more>>

Annavy Nguyen

The gift of gab is definitely not my forte so please excuse my poor unique story if its not unique enough. Art has always been a life saver of mine. When I couldn’t make it as a Dentist, I turned to art.  From feeling inspired, motivated to even devastated or depressed, I use art as a tool to express myself. Read more>>

Wyatt Cagle

Since establishing CGL Studios, the award winning editor, cinematographer, and director Wyatt Cagle has completed several multi-award winning independent film projects including his latest film”The Example”.  “The Example” has screened at over 30 film festivals all over the world, collected 13 awards, and has distribution on Amazon Prime Video. Read more>>

Loida Wexler

I was 9 when my parents moved from the Philippines to US. My father was an Engineer and my mom was a homemaker. I learned from them that through hard work and perseverance, dreams really come true. They certainly did it! Read more>>

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