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Thought-Provokers: Gilbert

Phoenix 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 Gilbert that we hope you will check out, follow and support.

Bethany Berkseth

When I first considered photography as a career, I thought for sure I wanted to be a wedding photographer. I mentored with a local photographer and begin my journey. I was about eight weddings in when I realized it was not my calling. Read more>>

Justinn Neel

For as long as I can remember, art has been something that my family largely valued. My grandmother was a very talented painter, and our home was adorned with much of her work and the works of those who inspired her. Read more>>

Swapna Das

I am a Visual Artist (Painting/ Drawing), living in Phoenix, Arizona for the past 7 years. I was born and raised in New Delhi, India. Ever since my childhood, the innate creativity came naturally to me and I have always had an ever-growing desire to explore my talent. Read more>>

Lacey Homer

Photography is a hobby for me, but that doesn’t mean I slack on the delivery of my photos. Photography is fun for me, and I will continue taking photos until it isn’t anymore; photography is all about following your heart. Read more>>

Lauren and Mark Johnston

When we heard about a new craftsmen community opening up in Mark’s hometown of Gilbert, we decided it was time to make the leap to move and take our creative pursuits to the next level to start our own product-based business. That is how Prickly Pear Paper was born! Read more>>

Rebecca Cameron

I’ve been creating art my whole life, and there really isn’t a time I can remember where I didn’t draw or paint. My mother is an artist so this was obviously a genetic trait passed down to me. What has really helped me grow as an artist is the fact that I have a really great support system. Read more>>

Barbara VanHooser

Ever since I was a little kid I have loved art and all things creative! Drawing, painting, scrapbooking, jewelry making – you name it. There’s nothing better than turning nothing into something beautiful that can be treasured. Read more>>

Tabatha Russell

I started taking photos freshman year of high school because my mom used to work in a camera shop and always told me how fascinating she thought cameras were. I started with black and white photography using a Minolta X-700 to shoot film and I fell in love instantly. Read more>>

Kelli Nicole

Life is precious and you never know what tomorrow holds. My passion to create heirlooms by Kelli
Nicole came after having our own family session and I posed our whole family, and I realized there is a need to plan and create an experience my clients can trust. Read more>>

Adrian Washburn

Throughout my whole life people have been telling me I’ve had an eye for photography and that I should pursue it… I just never thought it could be an actual career. Read more>>


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