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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.

Anya Radzevych

I had quite a winding path in design. I started by studying art history in my hometown of Kyiv, Ukraine. As a student, I was turning all my academic papers into opportunities to travel and experience the original artworks in person. Read more>>

Catherine Miller

I am a pianist and vocal coach working with professional opera singers. My mother is a highly trained pianist who studied at the Royal Academy of Music in London, England and at the Vienna Academy of Music in Vienna Austria. Read more>>

Gina “Yen-Chun” Chang

The very first regular art class I had in my childhood was a Chinese calligraphy painting class. When I was in 3rd grade, my piano coach referred me to a famous Chinese calligraphy painter who only taught adults. Read more>>

Jimmy Cisneros

Since I was a kid, I always knew I wanted to be a musician. It’s what I’ve grown up with my whole life due to my Dad being a musician. Most kids go to the park to play and socialize but not me. My playgrounds were stages and venues.  Read more>>

The Sweats

We are The Sweats! We formed in 2014 under the name ‘The Melting Suns’, and have evolved from a rock band into an alt-pop group with influences ranging from The Cure to 1975. Read more>>

Jack Manson

My Grandmother was a muralist so I grew up around art. I wanted to go to college and study art and design but my parents said “no they weren’t paying for art”. My Grandfather was a podiatrist. So, instead of going to college to study art and design. Read more>>

Gabriela Gonzalez

Born & raised in Socal, I’m a Xicanx from Mexican immigrants who bred me in activism, the arts & commerce. My father, Jose Pedro Gonzalez worked for the UFW alongside Cesar Chavez and my Mother. Read more>>

Daniel White

I loved to draw, as I’m sure many kids do. I had a vivid imagination that was fueled by the toys and friends I played with. I remember when my friends had birthdays I would draw characters from our favorite video games or shows on their birthday cards. Read more>>

Arianna Falquez

I grew up in a home of designers and Bauhaus-lovers. My designed, minimalist life at home heavily contrasted the lush and grunge of my hometown, and my fascination with how these worlds complemented each other plays heavily in my work and life today. Read more>>

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