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Thought-Provokers: Peoria

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

Luke Holland

I started playing drums when I was 11 years old, mowing lawns & doing chores for my parents for almost a year to save money for my first kit. I am now 25 years old, born on June 14th, 1993. I did three semesters of marching band (playing snare at Peoria High School). Read more>>

Stan Kurth

I’m a third generation native Arizonan and painted my first oil painting in May of 1954 when I was three and a half years old, thanks to my aunt who furnished me with supplies and a lot of encouragement. I’ve been painting ever since. It hasn’t been easy though. Read more>>

Rebecca Whitney

“Remember when you wished for the things that you have today?” My husband and I were in between houses, living in an apartment when I can recall juggling our two sons; three and one at the time, brainstorming WHAT I could do to help contribute towards the family. I will be the first to say that becoming a stay at home parent is one of the toughest jobs I have ever had. It wasn’t until we had a kitchen fire that set some real crazy motions into effect. God gives blessings, even if they don’t seem like it at the time. Read more>>


I felt I always saw things differently than most. I dabbled with photography briefly while in middle school. I would have my sisters and cousins posed in front of makeshift backdrops that now looking back were terrible! It wasn’t until DSLR’s came out that I became interested again. Read more>>

Sara Cummins

I first fell in love with photography when I was in high school. My mom had bought one of the first digital Canon Rebels on the market, and I somehow always had it in my hands. Sooner or later, what I like to call “adulting” became my priority. Read more>>

Stacy Chriest

I have always loved painting, decorating and being creative in my home. About 4 years ago, my friend Joyce & I attended Junk In The Trunk Vintage Market in Scottsdale for the first time. I think we spent 4-5 hours there shopping! She said to me that I should be a vendor there & sell. Read more>>

Kara Niebla

I admit to really liking the feeling and that is how Niebla Hair and Makeup was born. i am so excited every single time someone calls us up to work on a new project. My favorite part about it is being able to visualize and make real a total character and I love how the makeup application can enhance that performance or destroy it completely. Read more>>

JoAnna DeLuna

When I decided to pursue photography, the desire happen to come right before a devastating situation had occurred in my life. I went through a hard split in a relationship just at the very same time photography was bubbling up in my heart. Read more>>

Teresa Wilson

Art is in the eye of the beholder. Teresa Wilson’s art truly expresses her view of the world. Always an avid photographer, after retiring from the world of education, she decided to focus on sharing her artistic vision with the world. Read more>>

Christine Sedita

My creative side had found a voice! Sadie Tre Photography is named after my own children, Sadie and Trent. They are my world and my why, and what better way to honor them than to have them represent how I am able to serve others. Read more>>


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