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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.


I was always really into sports, especially boxing, that was definitely my passion. In 2013 I nearly lost my life in an accident while I was walking to a Golden Gloves tournament. During my recovery is when music really took over, and I found a new reason to live. Me and my team DYNA have been grinding, we’re here now, but we’re still never satisfied. Read more>>

Marley Foster

I’ve always needed to do, and it’s something that makes everything else I do better. From the beginning, I’ve had a variety of interests within art, that brought me ultimately to sculpture. I’m into painting, drawing, textiles, fashion, interior design, theatre production, writing, music – all of these things inform, and are informed by, my work and make up the whole of my practice. Read more>>

SPIKE the Percussionist

I am a classically trained percussionist, and noizician who studied under a Master of Percussion then moved to Houston from Corpus Christi in August of ’92 with my band at the time. This resulted in me working at the world’s biggest drum shop (Drum, Keyboard, and Guitar Shop) and getting into the HCC Audio Engineering program, where I acquired my degree. Read more>>

Jennifer Hebert

I wrote and recorded my first EP with King Graint while I was homeless. I had just lost my job, my home, everything I had worked so hard for due to unforeseen heart ailments and Vasovagal Syncope. I’m telling you, life has a funny way of putting you on track with your purpose through deep trials and pain if you can just focus on something positive and stay productive. Read more>>

Alexa Jade Loch

I like painting on my own terms, and I enjoy speaking with viewers about how my art makes them feel and conversing with artists who share the same passion as I do. On my free time, I like to eat good and surround myself with family and good people. I’m pretty laid back and down for whatever. Read more>>

Luke Gonzales

This is where is get all emo and stuff and feel like a rocker. I wanted an excuse to make loud ass guitar jams, and I think we have accomplished that with our debut record and rock shows. All my love to Tommy, Jon, and Parker. I am also the sole person behind Elemental Bill, a new “solo” project I am just now introducing. Read more>>

Yoshi The Plug

Don’t be afraid of rejection! That’s how you learn! Never be afraid of taking new heights; it’s literally all in the mind! If I can tell you anything don’t wait around and don’t doubt yourself, Give it all you got and work smarter not harder! And Make sure you’re connected with the underground music scene in your city. Read more>>

Benjamin Sorrell

My family is full of people who have been interested in music and craft, and I owe a lot to that. I’ve been drawing and making things since I was very little. I loved sketching and doodling in my notebooks nearly constantly in school, making up wild stories and ridiculous inside jokes with friends and drawing them out. Read more>>

Prince Michael Okwudishu – Ofuani

When my family and I came from Lagos circa ’96, the passion of Tupac immediately threw me into Da Mix of Hip Hop and Rap. Moving in flow 23 Years current, Prince Michael and the Goldmine Nation have been patiently waiting on the mountains watching the rap game flounder for far too long. Read more>>

Karanda Boutte

After graduating college I dove deep into the entertainment industry where I started booking commercials, shows, and movies such as Murder Calls, Fatal Attraction, Twisted Minds, Super Bowl 50, etc.. I also started choreographing for artist and performing at major events. Read more>>

Audra Marie

Texas is apart of the Bible Belt, so we have been slow to embrace body painting but the word is getting out, and I want to help, not only by showing it’s true art form but to also get the message out that such artistry can’t be achieved by simply going to Michaels or Hobby Lobby for craft paint. Read more>>

Mighty Bay

I fell in love with writing and use to write love songs a lot. I brought my tablet everywhere with me. I use to be CDs and Posters just to look at them everyday lol. Fast Forward to me actually pursuing my rap career I link up with some of my friends around the neighborhood and school. Read more>>

Clifford Robinson

I found myself leaning to photography. It was something about taking photos of my friends, the activities we did, and the random scenes I encountered that struck a cord in me. From iPhone to shitty digital point and shoot to shitty fake DSLR to film camera to shitty DSLR to real decent DSLR. Read more>>

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