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

Erin De Veyra

knew I wouldn’t have another opportunity like this. I dropped everything and went all in knowing I still have time. After a few international wins and earning a place as a world finalist in my discipline of street dance – Popping. My momentum as a movement artist began to flourish. Read more>>

NJ Weaver

My first exposure to creativity was from my grandmothers who created utilitarian items for their homes. Making quilts, tatting, crocheting – items for the family and home but also incorporating their own unique creativity in a functional way. Read more>>

Mohamed Aleau

I released my very own EP titled “Modern Day Picasso” receiving unimaginable love and support from family, friends, and fans. Despite the ups and downs music is something I love and will continue to be a part of creating what is said to be music with a purpose. Read more>>

Jeff Brown

I use an iPhone and a mirrorless camera to capture abstract images of ordinary objects and candid portraits of people moving about the city. I hope that people realize there is always something extraordinary or beautiful around them at all times- they just have to be open to looking for it. Read more>>

Slime Pilgrim

I love interacting with the crowd and letting them know that they’re important to the show too. With my mixes, I like to surprise people with the songs I play. I’ve played everything from punk rock to deep house in my sets and I feel like that helps me create a sense of wonder as to what i’m gonna do next. Read more>>

Ebony Stewart

My grandmother was an orator as well. I’d watch her move an entire congregation and demand attention with just the mention of her name. I’ve always wanted that… for my name to hold such weight that it evokes feelings of admiration and respect. Read more>>

Rosemary Allen

More than anything my goal is to spread the message of the magic of nature & balancing the masculine and feminine. I recognize that so many people are disconnected from nature and all of its healing abilities, I think it is our greatest teacher, and it is vital that its knowledge is shared and celebrated. Read more>>

Christine Fail

After five years, in the middle of the economic downturn, I began to think long and hard about what was next in my future. I realized that I worked and lived in two different worlds, and I decided that I didn’t only want to service the elite, but wanted to give really well made, handmade jewelry to every woman. And then I got laid off. Read more>>

James E. Walker

After two years of freelancing, I enrolled at The Art Institute of Houston, where I acquired a degree in graphic design. By cultivating my relationships within the underground music scene, I’ve positioned myself as a designer and artist that can rap and produce music with the same integrity and intensity as I do with my art. Read more>>

Althea Johnson

After taking a few years off as I am also a mom of two, a DeBakey high school student who wants to be a general physician and a middle school student who wants to be a veterinarian. They are equally as creative as they are in love with science and medicine. Read more>>

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