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Thought-Provokers: South 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 in and around South Loop that we hope you will check out, follow and support.

Brittani Armstrong

I shared my deepest and most inner thoughts about where I was in life and eventually it turned into the book Window Seat that I wanted to share with the world to speak to others that may be where I was in life. So, Window Seat is my encouragement and motivation to those out there that are not where they want to be but heading in the right direction. Read more>>

Luis Cazares

I just knew I loved art and enjoyed the process of it ever since I could remember. My parents have always been supportive of the arts. My dad was always sketching and drawing whatever crazy thing came to his mind. My mom picked up painting really fast and loved the practice of it. Read more>>

Angel Castelan

I was very artistic growing up, I never saw art as more than a hobby. I was actually a psychology major in undergrad at the University of Houston when a visit from a close family friend prompted me to take a drawing course. Halfway through that semester I had, unknowingly to my parents, changed my major to graphic design and very shortly after, to painting. Read more>>

Kimberlyn Mitchell

With a strong educational background, and exemplary skills in Communication KIM KIM has been able to take the independent music industry by storm. Off of the air – KIM KIM enjoys scouting new talent, spending time with her family, and giving back to the community. Read more>>

Os Eze

I work full time for a transportation company and have a background in trading currency with Forex. Never did I ever think I would be a fashion Designer or have my own clothing line. I just woke up one day had this vision and then I brought it to life. Read more>>

Long Thai

Better known as Mineralblu, I have built one of the most prolific cosplay photography/videography brands in the United States across YouTube, Instagram, and Facebook. Based out of Houston, I have been fortunate to be able to travel across the country and attend many of the largest conventions celebrating cosplay such as comic conventions. Read more>>

Ana Amador

I started painting when I was in my sophomore year of high school, to cope with the fact I had just moved to Houston from Jacksonville, Fl. I didn’t have many friends so in my free time I would doodle everywhere I could and cut up magazines for collages. Read more>>

Renee Rodriguez

I survived terminal cancer news in 2013 and beyond blessed to return to a full time working capacity in 2016. On June 12, 2016, tragedy struck at the PULSE Nightclub in Orlando, Florida and after returning home from infusion therapy treatment the same day, I witnessed the TONY Awards ceremony on television. Read more>>

Jorge Cascajero-Recio

I’m fortunate to be able to balance my exciting job at ReCoop Designs, where we make mostly big pieces of furniture, and my free-time craftwork making smaller art objects. Read more>>

Rachel Page

I have always been an entrepreneur. Even as a child I had small businesses. My father was an antique dealer, and I worked with him at antique shows from the time I was seven years old to 16. At seven, I started walking dogs and running errands for other dealers who couldn’t leave their booths. Read more>>

Erin Carty

As a kid, I moved around a lot due to my dad being active duty military and my parents being divorced. I was born in Heidelberg, Germany and lived in various cities and towns, until we settled in El Paso, Texas. Like many artists, I’ve always had an interest in art. As a kid, I always enjoyed drawing, painting and just being creative. I took art classes in during school but ironically failed my AP Studio Art Exam with a one my senior year. My mom always encouraged me to learn art history, so I had a basic knowledge of art history as a kid, especially Italian art history and my dad encouraged my creative pursuits, but he also wanted me to have a stable career where I would not be financially insecure. Read more>>

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