Every day we have a choice. We can support an up and coming podcaster, try a new family-run restaurant, join a boutique gym started by a local fitness champ or we could keep giving away our money to the handful of giants who already control so much of our commerce. Our daily decisions impact the kind world we live in; if we want a world where small businesses are growing and artists and creatives are thriving then we should support them with our time, money and attention. We’re proud to highlight inspiring creatives and entrepreneurs each week in Hidden Gems series. Check out some of Mid Wilshire’s gems below.
I began painting with my grandma as a distraction to the noise in my head, but I quickly found the creative process opened an infinite playground, where my shyness and insecurity ceased to exist. I fell in love with the person I became in that creative space, and I wanted to spend more and more time there. Read more>>
After finishing my studies in college, I returned to Colombia and got a job working as a Marketing Analyst for General Motors. Soon after I had begun working, my special love for music and arts started to blossom, and in the blink of an eye, I was playing guitar and performing music live with a local rock band as well as acting in a theater play. Read more>>