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Thought-Provokers: Scottsdale

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

Michal Wozniak

There is four dancers in my family myslef included, since my parents are both dancers I was pretty much born in the theater they would always bring me and my older brother in to watch their shows we were there watching rehearsals and shows as young as we can remember. Read more>>

Jenny Donnell

I truly believe life is about the journey and prepares you for the next big thing in unique ways. Back in my college days, I majored in Management Information Systems and was a Marketing minor. I knew I loved computers and figuring out technology. Read more>>

Denise Colter

When Denise was young, she loved school (even homework), was an honor student, plus had extreme discipline values. Her mother Judi Combs, CEO and Founder of Thunderbird Artists, put Denise in ballet at the age of seven because she had flat feet. Judi selected the The Royal Academy of Ballet for Denise to begin her training. Read more>>

Sarah Bonelli

Our shop, Jumping Jack Apparel, was started because our life changed in an instant. Our son Jack was diagnosed with a terminal disease called Spinal Muscular Atrophy or SMA. I opened the shop in his honor 5 years ago. We started with handmade headbands and other small items. Read more>>

Joye DeGoede

Joye DeGoede is the artist behind the original “JoyEful Party Animals”™. Joye left her 18 year art teaching career in 2012 to pursue art full time. Approximately two weeks into her “grand adventure”, she realized she quit her REAL job!!! She called her favorite bunny and scotch loving Aunt Joye. Read more>>

Charles Morgan

Music, Poetry and Art have been a major part of my life since childhood. My later-in-life adventure into painting art started with my passion for music. I started with piano lessons when I was in second grade, then at thirteen I wanted to learn guitar. Read more>>

Lucie Renee Marlo

Growing up with health problems, my focus became wellness for those around me. Wanting to make a difference led me to earn a Ph. D. in Nutrition. I love people and found great satisfaction in my work, however, the demands of the field left me no time for creative expression. Read more>>

Annette Provenzo

I’ve been artistic for as long as I can remember. I started drawing early and had innate talent for it. Soon I discovered painting and my affinity toward watercolor illustration, dabbling with sculpting when I could. I illustrated a couple privately-published children’s books. Read more>>

Andre Mccline

Andre McCline is a mixed media artist from the inner city of Chicago that goes by the name Art Vandal. Now a resident of Scottsdale Arizona Andre continues to create art that is fun, informative, and filled with intriguing subject matter for the world to enjoy. Read more>>

Lexy Popa

Looking back, I never thought I would be a professional photographer, but now that I’m here, I can’t imagine it any other way. I studied photojournalism in school and always imagined myself going the editorial route and working for a paper. Read more>>

Mary Hill

I love the process of designing, playing with shapes, lines and color, and the steps of each new project are a calming ritual, demanding my patience & presence. After filling our home with wall hangings, placemats, quilts and other items. Read more>>


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