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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.


Music has always been a part of me. Growing up I remember seeing my mom clean to Selena songs and cruising around Houston with my dad to 2 Pac and Dr. Dre. However, back then I had other dreams for what I wanted to do when I grew up. Read more>>

Kristin Silliman

I am passionate about delivering everlasting gifts to my clients: that of a memory captured and a time preserved. I love working with people and getting a sneak peak into their daily lives. It brings me so much joy and I love that I can return some of that joy in a photo! Read more>>

Monette Sheridan

Staying home made me realize I still needed something for myself and I decided to chase a dream – photography. The mix of being a mother and wanting to be a photographer resulted in a family photography business! It has been a challenge but I am loving every step. Read more>>

Betsy Evans

Betsy currently is participating in a show at Archway Gallery where is won best in show and is represented by Ariodante Gallery in New Orleans, LA. She is the head of Outreach and Fund-Raising for ClayHouston, a non-profit group that supports ceramic artists in the Houston area. Read more>>

Enrique Peláez

My photography work is mainly about expressing the world we all live in when we close our eyes and see to the inside. Dreams, fears, loved ones, angels, demons, hopes, flowers, faces, ethereal landscapes and seascapes. Read more>>

Amanda Barry

My life revolved around being outside and playing soccer competitively. While indoors, for as long as I can remember, I have made art. It wasn’t until I was taking my first real art class in high school that I discovered my true passion for creating. Read more>>

Elaine Bradford

I decided to give Houston a try because of the larger art scene and a lucky break on a super affordable duplex next door to one of my cousins. I never thought I would like this city. Now 13 years later Houston is home. Read more>>

Crystal Murley

All of the good and all of the bad that accompany farm life. My connection to animals and nature and the overpowering sense of respect for the earth all stem from these experiences. This deep sense of family and respect for the earth helped to create the solid foundation of both my character and my art. Read more>>

Troy Harrison

I am mostly self-taught, although I heavily leaned on YouTube during most of my “first time” builds. One thing led to another, and with a lot of help and support from my wife, in November 2017 Knotty Woodworx was born. Read more>>

Crystal Hamilton

Drawing and designing always came naturally to me. Projects, powerpoint presentations, and art assignments excited me. I started out about 12 years ago as a self taught graphic design artist creating flyers and business cards for friends and family. Read more>>

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