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Downtown LA’s Thought-Provokers

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

Aleksa Palladino

So I just kept writing, playing, auditioning… the following two decades was all about that. Trying to get better, trying to push past my own limitations, trying to make real everything that was in my head. Read more>>

The Velvet Collide

The tail end of 2015 would see the start of a clash of sounds and influences for us and what started with two friends (Christian Linares & Rodolfo Ramirez) would converge into The Velvet Collide. Read more>>

Rob Grad

As difficult as the path has been for me, it’s also been amazing. I’ve had some incredible experiences. And I’m grateful. Performing my music on a pedestrian bridge at an art installation in Paris in 2012 is a standout. So many great moments. Read more>>

Lisa Solberg

I was lucky to be able to delve myself fully into my art. I moved to Germany for a while, then Chicago, then Southeast Asia and then finally to LA 8 years ago. I knew from a young age I was going to be an artist, a living working artist. Read more>>

Camly Nguyen

Let’s talk SOCIAL MEDIA; what started off as me running Social Accounts for creative agencies, start-ups, national organizations, eventually became a personal passion project. Read more>>

Mira Schnedler

Following my studies in Bremen I moved to Vienna, Austria for about a year, before I moved to Berlin,Germany. The city felt immediately like home to me since most of my friends from Art school had already moved there before me. Read more>>

Robert Fabiani

My photography career is the result of my life long interest in the arts…It all began with writing poetry in the year 2000. I carried a pen and pad everywhere I went, and just wrote everyday. Read more>>

Jennifer Ruggiero

I was introduced to BW darkroom photography in High School. I fell in love with the darkroom process and signed up for an independent study project in BW photography. Read more>>

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