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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.

Stephanie West

Art has always been a side hustle for me for the most part until I recently took a leap of faith and made it my full time job. Its not a walk in the park by any means, but I believe much in myself and in my dream. Read more>>

Code Redd

Started really getting into music production around 8th grade & honestly I didn’t really know what a music producer was until I discovered #RyanLeslie / Timbo & a few more producers I’m inspired by till this day. Read more>>

That Boy Shaud

I started recording music when I was about 15. Didn’t take it serious initially, but once strangers started telling me I was talented it gave me confidence. I met some producers and other artists that shared the same vision as me, and the rest is history. Read more>>

Kristin Gaston

I stumbled upon drawing by accident. Originally right handed, I was forced to learn how to use my left arm for every day use after my right arm was completely paralyzed by a freak accident involving an asthma attack. Read more>>

Wesley Brake

I’m at a place now where photography was just a second income but now its become a passion for me and also became therapeutic for me to where you can tell an entire story through a professional photo. Read more>>

odeh Shawrieh

The goal is always,” how can I best share this with the world and capture this moment or view because they may never have the opportunity to experience it first hand?” Taking pictures is never about the photographer but the subject at hand. Read more>>

Ashley Shutter

I felt I was destined to be a photographer. What exactly I would enjoy photographing. Now there was the big question! I was working on a cruise ship in Hawaii as a ship photographer 12 years ago when my first opportunity to try photographing weddings fell in my lap. Read more>>

Walker and Maria Williamson

I have always had an interest in photography and introduced my wife to it years ago. We had only been able to explore it as a hobby until we were both laid off from a company that we had dedicated almost 15 years of our lives to only to have our jobs outsourced out of the country. Read more>>

Disha Khakheria

I became interested in photography after I got out of high school and used the medium as an outlet to help me deal with the depression I was going through at the time. It was a good diversion and incredibly therapeutic for me. Read more>>

Andre Brooks

Coming from art school to shooting sports taught me to shoot a different way from others. I always wait for the decisive moment to capture a image that tells a story. Going with lines, angles, and composition my work reminds me of Neoclassical paintings. Read more>>

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