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Thought-Provokers: Outside 610

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 Outside 610 that we hope you will check out, follow and support.

Kasey Willis

I decided that I wanted to start one day at a time, one choice at a time to change what I was doing to limit the slave labor that was used to produce the things that I use, both in my life and in the salon. I also wanted to intentionally empower people in my chair to try to make more conscious and cleaner choices. Read more>>

Elizabeth Smith and Paul Whitchurch

Southern Sass Vinyl & More literally happened overnight. I came up with the idea of opening up a vinyl store on my way into work after a local store had suddenly gone out of business. I contacted my best friend who knew the industry and asked what she thought of the idea. Read more>>

Angelica Raquel

My art practice explores the relationships humanity has with animals and the natural world. Using both personal experiences and familial teachings passed down to me, I’ve come to observe that the value placed on animals is partially influenced by cultural teachings. Read more>>

Cesar Cano

My weapon of choice is the taco, and he holds monthly taco tastings in his home. Tastings, I am developing into a unique dining experience that will be unlike any restaurant and more of a communal dining experience. Read more>>

Courtney Brown

After graduating with my Master’s degree in Sociology from Texas State University, I was inspired to make my art form more public, so I created a list of things I wanted to accomplish, and I knew I had to create a platform that would not only allow me the space to document my experiences, but also to help connect others through my experiences. Read more>>

Lindsay Bean

I knew right then that this was my chance. I made the leap to start up my own at home bakery. September 2019 will be one year of living my dream, and I haven’t looked back. I can’t thank everyone enough that has helped and supported me throughout this process. Read more>>

Deborah Stenberg

My passion for art started as a young child where I would constantly draw, color, and create. During my sophomore year in high school, I took a career placement test that said my interest was geared towards commercial art and advertising. After graduation from high school, I moved to San Francisco to attend the Academy of Art University and majored in this. Read more>>

Hannah Armstrong

I realized it was a perfect culmination of my passions for sustainability, natural remedies, artistic expression, and working with my hands. After that realization and some encouragement from my friends and family, jumping into it full force really felt like the right thing to do. Read more>>


No one can just be an amazing singer anymore. For most people, that is not enough. Social media has given independent artists a platform to showcase their talents but it also makes it harder for the super talented artists to stand out. Unfortunately, this day and age, people would rather take a chance on someone with a huge following over someone who can actually SANG. Read more>>

Emily Poste

I’ve always been a creative person and as you can imagine, banking didn’t allow a lot of opportunities to be creative in an artistic way. I just always knew I wanted to be my own boss. My husband was the driving force in me finally trying to do something on my own with Photography. Since then, I have found a new sense of fulfillment and purpose I never had before. Read more>>


As most of the major events in my life, the start of my boutique landscape architectural firm was almost by chance but five years ago I reached out to several friends and former colleagues and with their vote of confidence and support here we are. Whether it’s a 5000-acre ranch, 30-acre boutique farm or 500 square foot courtyard, working with clients to shape their dream exterior space into reality is a real blessing. Read more>>

Angela Ainsworth

I learned so much and was able to really find my groove in developing photographs in the darkroom as well as adding color to images. I really felt alive during that time and I’ll never forget how it felt to be so involved with creating images. Unfortunately, I was unable to pursue Photography professionally at that time. Read more>>

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