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Thought-Provokers: North Loop

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

Juan Ardenti

Juan Ardenti, is a painter of Hispanic origin, born in February 1974 in the city of Maracaibo, Venezuela, lived part of his childhood in a rural area away from the city without abscess to art schools where he could start his education. Read more>>

Anne Byrd

I’ve always been attracted to art in some from or another. Especially drawing. As far back as elementary school I could always be found sketching in class, usually when I was supposed to be doing something else, actually. Read more>>

Abiola Wabara

While traveling to play basketball, I was able to start showing my art work in different countries and gain more confidence in my creations, which lead me to finally focus more on it and build my online gallery. I now live full time time in Houston -Heights- and continue to create and share my work with anyone interested to see it. Read more>>

Dottie HD, Silhouettes NHD

I remember growing up on the north side of Houston, TX as the youngest of four. I was always known for my academic abilities. I loved math and science and never thought of myself as being artistic. I always felt like there was more in me, but I didn’t know what it was. Read more>>

Melanie Schlossberg and Blake Smith

Blake and I each began metalworking as teenagers, but besides that our stories are somewhat different. I was born and raised in upstate NY in a family of SCUBA divers and Home Economics teachers – cooking, sewing, and making crafty things out of old wetsuits were a big part of my upbringing. Read more>>

Gwen Juarez

I became interested in photography in 9th grade. It was a hobby of both my parents and my sister, but I just wasn’t interested at first. I attended a brand-new high school and all of the clubs and organizations were just getting started. A friend dragged me to a Yearbook/Newspaper meeting. Read more>>

Desmond and Kristy Scott

We are a husband and wife team and truly a dynamic duo together. Its been such an amazing journey thus far to see how much we have grown and the life long friendships we have formed along the way. Read more>>

Nikki Tripp

I didn’t want to waste time doing things that weren’t important to me. My passion was filmmaking and storytelling, and I needed to get back into it. About a month after we returned, I started Tripp Films and have been creating films for businesses and creatives ever since! Read more>>

Lydia Christopher

I’ve always been the type of person to take way too many pictures! Ever since I was little, I can remember running around with a camera in my hand and the excitement of rushing off to print my photos. This excitement took on a whole new level after I had kids. Read more>>

Brian Smith

The world has so many fantastic things to see and my camera has almost become an extra arm. Recently I’ve been exploring and shooting Houston’s urban landscape including its impressive skyline. I’ve even done my first engagement photos recently. Read more>>

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