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Orange County’s Thought-Provokers

Southern California 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 Orange County that we hope you will check out, follow and support.

Monique Woolley

I have always spent a lot of time in my own imagination. I grew up in a really small town, spent most of my childhood in our park-sized yard playing alone in epic places I created in my head. And I guess I have never really stopped. I come from a family with quite a few artists. Read more>>


I was born and raised in Orange County, California. My mom had me start singing in church at age 3, and soon after, my parents gave me the cutest light-up keyboard for Christmas. With that keyboard, I began learning to play melodies and write songs. Read more>>

Damin Lujan

I am living a dream, my whole life I’ve been into Skateboarding and Art. Growing up I never knew art could be a job so it was just something I did for fun after work or on weekends. I was a technician for Mercedes for 10 years and painting on the side. Read more>>

Shai Hendrix

I am a 24-year-old self-taught full-time artist in Huntington Beach, California. I work my little butt off to be able to live my dream. Ever since I can remember, I’ve been doodling and drawing. It wasn’t until just a few years ago, I decided I wanted to take art more seriously. Read more>>

Andy’s Room with Matthew McCarthy

I’ve been writing and playing music since I was 14 years old, first in my bedroom, then local DIY venues, and most recently, across the continental United States. Falling in love with it at an early age, I immediately was drawn to performers like Elvis Presley and The Beatles. Read more>>

Aaron Laniosz

My creative interests began in the field of architecture. I studied for six years to receive my master’s degree, then practiced in a large firm in Chicago. While the field of architecture offered me a strong grounding in design knowledge. Read more>>

Nikita Young

I was born in the middle of the mountains in Korea, delivered by my mom alone, as if in some story or novel. From a very early age, I already began wondering if there were other worlds for me than the one I was born into. So, my quest began and I eventually came to the US. Read more>>

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