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South LA 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 South LA that we hope you will check out, follow and support.

Joseph Adivari

Born in Long Beach, CA 1991, I am most definitely a millennial 90’s baby perfectionist who has always identified as an Artist or Creative. My very first passions included drawing, singing. Read more>>

Robert Brian Huerta

Throughout my life, artistic production always ‘become’ something for me—a tool by which to both discover and empower my self, a way to connect with my family and ancestral heritage, a strategy for survival. Read more>>

Def Sound

Growing up as a Seventh Day Adventist child of immigrants (father from Panama + mother from Belize) in South Central Los Angeles in a food desert on a plant-based diet back in the ’90s is pretty rare. Starting out on the slam poetry scene, I found my voice in intimate settings. Read more>>

Melissa Mel

I discovered a genre of art called Graphic Design & found my career. I enrolled at the University of Bridgeport for the windows overlooking Long Island Sound and got my BFA in Graphic Design with a minor in Mass Communication. Looking back. Read more>>

Miriha Austin

I am a multidisciplinary artist, living and working in South Central, Los Angeles, who utilizes words in multiple forms and practices to connect and educate people through arising conversations that challenge societal standards and conditions. Read more>>

Abel Rodriguez

My story begins during my senior year of high school. I was getting ready to do a senior project and decided to do it on the art of photography. I needed a camera to show a body of my own work; and after begging my parents for a year. Read more>>

Bertha Jimenez

I was born in Michoacán Mexico and raised in Los Angeles. From a very young age, I loved to draw and create unique things. Inspiration has always flown to me naturally. Most of my inspiration comes from the beauty of my Mexican roots. Read more>>

Kirsten Bloom Allen

I am a professional ballerina who recently started ARC Entertainment Company, my creative concept for adding dance to rock concerts. I started ARC just over a year ago and we have had already had the pleasure of sharing the stage with iconic rock bands The Wallflowers and Jefferson Starship. Read more>>

Doc kilaM

I grew up in liermert park Crenshaw district right around the corner from Audubon middle school. I was raised by my moms, my pops weren’t around as much so I looked up to my uncle and his friends a lot. My uncle was a producer and his friends all rapped or made music is some type of way. Read more>>

Maria Perez

My first memory of wanting to capture moments in a photograph was at the end of 6th grade, I must’ve been 12 at that time. I remember thinking about how I never wanted to forget what my friends looked like, so I bought a disposable camera and took it to school on the last day. Read more>>

Jesse Jacobellis

I am originally from Windsor Connecticut, I have been drawing all my life. In Kindergarten my parents were called into a parent-teacher conference about a few terrifying drawings that I had done, and my mom decided to frame them and put them in the house. Read more>>

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