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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.

Angelica Mejia

Being a self taught photographer took a lot of hard work and determination. I couldn’t imagine doing anything else. Being able to photograph such unique weddings with different people, different cultures is so amazing to me. Read more>>

Sloan Dalley

I started playing piano and guitar on stage with them. When my siblings came along, they started playing with us too and we began touring the west coast playing fairs and competitions. Since then, my life has revolves around music. I opened up my first business when I was 16 where I taught music lessons. Read more>>

Kaitlynn Redell

My path to becoming a visual artist has been pretty meandering. Prior to going to college, I went to beauty school and have been a practicing hairstylist for 15 years. I always knew I wanted to go to art school. Read more>>

Yves D’Orsi

I started getting serious about art and drawing around middle school when I read “The Crow” James O’barr. Seeing a work that was so raw and visceral with emotion solidified my decision to draw for a living and strive for that level of intense mastery. Read more>>

Melinda Roth

I had always loved taking pictures as a hobby and was always complimented on my photo’s, sooooo I took a leap! I figured if I could take a chance as a scared teenager on becoming an actor than I could certainly take a chance as a confident mature adult-  Read more>>

Nana Williams

We mostly worked with 3D media, creating faux taxidermy and art dolls, while I was showing my own personal work in galleries around the States. Since beginning of 2018 I have switched to painting full time and had my first stand-alone solo show in March of the same year. Read more>>

Ian Dale

Art has been my main interest since I was about three years old, taking many forms along the way. Growing up I drew lots of cartoon and comic characters, dinosaurs, and my own character creations. I began learning digital art tools relatively early on, and in my teens and twenties, I experimented with everything from computer animation and video games to graphic design and websites. Read more>>

Colin Murray

It’s taken sometime to find my niche, but now we ( I have a fabulous partner who is a master stylist) are established as a leading studio in beauty and stylized fashion. We are well known for our Hollywood re-creations and we are the goto studio for anyone who wants a real red carpet, magazine or Hollywood experience and some fabulous images to remember. Read more>>

Tom Anastasios Megalis

To make ends meet, my Greek parents rented out most of our home. The “roomers” as we called them, were men from all walks of life. Space was money. I slept with my dad in a tiny room and my sister and mother slept in the dining room. The rest of the house was for the “roomers.” Read more>>

Golareh Safarian

Discovering art was the beginning of a healing process still in the works. Soon after this initial discovery, I also became aware of the connections I was able to make through art. I remember showing some of my pieces at a small underground event soon after I moved to LA in 2006. Read more>>

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