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

Mengyuan Li

From fashion to fine art, it seems like a big jump, but for me, fashion is always a part of the art. The experience in fashion gave me good aesthetics; at the same time, It also trained my three-dimensional thinking ability, which is quite important for my sculpture and installation arts. Read more>>

Janet Chong

I distinctly remember having this epiphany while I was on a business trip in Miami. I came back to my hotel room after work and was struck with the thought, “Why am I here? I don’t belong here.” It was a moment of such clarity that I knew something in my life had to change. Read more>>

Warren Huang

Learn in any way you can. Learn through recordings, books, and find mentors that have found success and carved a name for themselves in the industry you want to build your career. Always remember to act with intent and direction. Don’t be frivolous with your time. Read more>>

Robert Jew

I love Baroque art and the sensual, organic line. I found people always wanting to touch my paintings for some reason, so the leather covered guitar, to me, was the most ideal thing to work on. It enables a person to touch, feel, smell, create and interact. It’s a vehicle of seduction on so many levels. Read more>>

Gali Kroup

We are all unique and the deeper we dig inside us, the better we become as an artist. Be valuable, stay authentic, be you, be different, take risks, live the moment, connect with people. I wish I’ve learned all that at an earlier stage, but it’s a journey we have to go through and enjoy. Read more>>

Jackie Muir

After I graduated from Longwood, I moved out to LA. It was just my mom, me, and my tiny little red car on a two-week unforgettable road trip throughout the midwest, and eventually ending up in LA. Shortly after I arrived, I enrolled in some classes at the Animation Guild in Burbank. Read more>>

Stephen Anderson

My main motivation for what I create is storytelling. If the character, prop, or environment doesn’t show a sign of history, appeal, or personality, then there’s very little that will create a memorable bond with the viewers. I like characters because there is a tremendous range to what a character could look like. Read more>>

Kicked Off the Streets

People can hear our music on all major music platforms and see pictures/videos from our shows on our social media platforms. People can show support by coming to our shows and having fun, buying our merch, spreading the word about us and of course listening to our tunes. Read more>>

Yeonjee Yeo

In my senior school days, once I was fed up with drawing and painting, and I didn’t even draw a single page for one year! Even now there are times when I grab my graphite I feel fed up with art, but I think the main causes are external factors rather than art itself. Read more>>

Ryan Malena Davis

I think everything has always been going on in the world (especially today), and it surely always will be. Artists will certainly change who they’re talking to and what languages they’re speaking, but at the end of the day, we create to inspire, share new perspectives, and make things more interesting than they used to be. Read more>>

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