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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.

Justice Walton

Dealing with numbers all day can be exhausting. That is where photography comes into play. I got my first camera about 3 years ago and I never looked back. Going out, shooting, and finding new locations is my form of meditation. Read more>>

Claire Waite

I have loved photography since I stepped into a dark room in my high school photography class, but 8 years ago, I learned the true value of photography. We had been talking about doing extended family portraits with my in laws for well over a year but kept putting it off. Read more>>

Sherry Comella

I never intended to ever start a photography business, I was the mom that always had the point and shoot camera in my hands. I took pictures of my kids, our vacations, and school activities-that was it. I kept my point and shoot for many years. Read more>>

Trisha Horstman

Creating joyous, dreamy, natural light images is amazing, but what I value even more, is the beautiful memories made! I wouldn’t trade being a nurse, photographer, and mother for anything in the world! It’s an amazing time to be a photographer, where it can be more than a hobby. Read more>>

Dina Wakley

I teach both in-person and online workshops. I have been scrapbooking since 1995, stamping since 1996, and art journaling since 2004. I have kept a personal journal since I was nine years old. I believe in writing yourself down, expressing yourself, and making your mark on the world. Read more>>

Alejandro Aguilar

I had a talent for drawing and that gave me favorable recognition and distinction in my class but most of all it was an outlet for me and that is what art has always been able to provide – a voice and an outlet – no matter what I’m going through in life. Read more>>

Josef Rhodes

I organized a Dream Work class with my teacher (who developed a massage modality called Sensory Repatterning) years after graduating, with 5 of my friends and roommates. During one class, a friend shared his dream, our task is to translate the dream and give it a title. Read more>>

Kourtney Minsky

My creative outlet has now grown to a thriving business that allows me to be home more with my children and meet so many amazing clients! Read more>>

David Grossmann

Art has been an important part of Grossmann’s life for as long as he can remember, and his first lessons as a young artist came from his mother and grandmother. Read more>>

Jaime AKA Jme Lee Blumenthal

I’ve always been drawn to the artist’s world but I never really considered myself one, until now. I started painting getting close to 2 years ago as a form of therapy after complications of an auto immune disease. Read more>>

 

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