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Thought-Provokers: Phoenix

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

Taryl Hansen

With 25 years in education, I’ve made it my life’s work to teach in ways that people learn best. I’ve found a way to merge my love for drawing with my love for learning and now I’m challenging others to do the same. Read more>>

Kevin Vazquez

I love capturing raw moments, memories, I love being able to go home after a shoot and be able to sit down and edit for hours. It came super natural for me and I enjoy doing it so much. Read more>>

Ali Baionno

Whether I am working in sports, outside hiking, or wandering around a store, my eyes are open to anything that can visually or emotionally influence me. Today, I am thankful to take any opportunity to continue to create, grow, and be inspired. Read more>>

Jess Wolf

I’d love to say that I jumped right in to making art but I still had a lot of layers of conditioning to peel off and I had a hard time trusting that my work was any good. Read more>>

Quinlan Wilhite

I started an online feed called QMULATIVE to document my interests: skateboarding, the automotive scene, hip-hop, and streetart. The following summer, to get a feel for the industry, I interned in LA for 2 private-label hat companies and 2 boutiques. Read more>>

Douglas Hebert

Every artist has a unique story. My story is still in the making as I journey through life. Art is a powerful way of communicating with the world. It can move people in emotional and intellectual ways where words sometimes fail. Read more>>

Lacey Shelton

I have been passionate about art since I was five years old, where I remember sitting in my kindergarten art class thinking…this is what I want to do forever! Read more>>

Sherri Gallardo

But being as I’ve been here for a lifetime it only seems right that the desert beauty is something that I have come to appreciate and incorporate in different aspects of my knitting. Read more>>

Lynette Benham

My dad gave me his 35mm film camera right before he passed away and I was determined to learn film after that. Since learning film, its totally changed my way of shooting and making every shot intentional. Read more>>

Corey PA

I would go on to write song after soon about the experiences I’ve had, the people I’ve met and the places I’ve been. Many of my songs I’ve written over the past 10 plus years. Read more>>

Keily Echeverri

My passion for photography started when my parents divorced 5 years ago. It was difficult for me to cope with everything that was happening at that time. Read more>>

Maggie Keane

I began drawing a horse, and this substitute teacher pointed out to me that I had talent, and encouraged me to find new ways and more sophisticated materials to express that. I developed a love of sculpture in various mediums and found that I liked to work with wood. Read more>>

Jenn Schaeffer

I have always loved taking photos, even as a kid with my good ol’ point & shoot film camera. My Mom is the one who sparked my interest in taking pictures. Read more>>

 

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