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Thought-Provokers: The Woodlands

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 The Woodlands that we hope you will check out, follow and support.

Abby Ruston

Despite never making that dream a reality, I still accumulated 2 NCAA All-American honors and was also a member of the 2008 World Indoor Championship team. After devoting so much of myself to this goal, my identity was entwined with athletics. I was sent on an unexpected mini life crisis of ‘’who am I?’’. During that time, a dear friend took her life. Read more>>

Sam Sartorius

I had aspirations to be a music box dancer. The ballerina that pops up and twirls in a fun pose and tutu. When that didn’t work out, I turned to the dream of being a painter. I’m not sure why since I don’t recall ever being in a museum or gallery in my youth, but I was drawn into the world art none the less. Read more>>

Helena Parra

Art has always been fun to me, I forget about my surroundings and am absorbed into my own world of color and forms. My passion for art led me to start HelenaArte Club teaching other women wanting to explore, experiment and have fun creating art pieces encouraging them to be unique and not copy from Pinterest or other artists. Our art club donates a percentage of our proceeds to charity in my native country Venezuela. Read more>>

Raymond Mocho

My relationship with art started when I was little; I grew up in a house where my parents always had music on, and I learned to play guitar from my Dad. Starting then, I came to understand how art can bring people together. Open-mic nights with my family at the local pub, cover bands, and bands that I played in through to the end of high school all played into my development as a creative. Read more>>

Megan Birkel

I started Willow Crowns as a new stay at home mom, having recently relocated to Houston from Boston. I wasn’t sure what my place was, didn’t know many people, and needed something to call my own. I started making headbands for my (very bald) infant daughter as a way to pass the time, and it turned into something life-changing. Read more>>

Lindsay Vaughan

I stopped taking photos for a while but picked it back up when I got my first DSLR camera a few years after moving to Canada. I took photos of my horses, the mountains, and just about anything outside. About three years ago my family moved back to The Woodlands, Texas, and from then on I have dedicated myself to telling the stories of others through my images. Read more>>


I was just Brian Anthony DeJesus a genuine nice warmed, hearted white Hispanic boy who just stuck to himself. I fell in love with music at a young age at one of uncle’s friend party when he hired a band to play. There was a guy playing the drums, playing guitar, and a guy singing, and that caught my attention just the sound and everything in general. From that moment I knew I wanted to do music. Read more>>

Jody McQueary

I started my creative plant business in 2017 because I wanted to fund the completion of my life coaching certification. I ended up falling in love with my medium (low maintenance plants) and decided to blend them into my life coaching practice. The whole concept is founded on the principle that living things grow and growing things change. Read more>>

Dylan Golvach

The Dead Revolt until my sophomore year of college when my older brother and bassist passed away suddenly at the age of 25. After that, I took six months completely away from listening, playing or even thinking about music. Eventually, I knew that the only way to overcome survivors guilt and live my life for my brother Spencer was to embrace the gift that he left behind in this world for me. Read more>>

Rojo Todd Muñoz

I’m the grandson of a Mexican immigrant who was a professional oil painter and passed on her love for art to me. For me, growing up in Houston included a few unusual aspects from what may be the usual experience. It included coming out as bisexual, then as transgender, it included working at Renaissance festivals for over ten years, it included being the youngest of seven kids, living with chronic joint pain. Read more>>

1 Comment

  1. Deanna Clark

    September 20, 2018 at 12:57 pm

    I love the art throughout our community, George Mitchell left behind a wonderful legacy here in The Woodland.

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