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Thought-Provokers in the South Bay

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

Jesca Cluff

I was obsessed with snapping “artsy” photos of nature when I was a little kid. I’d fill up my family’s disposable cameras and always get in trouble when the film would come back with more photos of flowers than family candids. Read more>>

Zhy Amparo

I’ve always loved art and always dreamt to be a fashion or commercial model. A good friend of mine advised me to give modeling a try since I have the passion for creativity and self expression. Read more>>

Bonnie Sailer

I began painting with the most detailed coloring books I could find at the age of four. The “baby-coloring-books” were never good enough or challenging enough for me. Read more>>

Michael John Spitaletto

I took an art appreciation course at a community college I was attending. Part of the requirements for the course was to visit the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Museum of Modern Art in NYC. I remember being amazed and overwhelmed at all of the artwork… Read more>>

Becci Ravera

Seeing how beautiful every single community and culture can be really taught me that everyone has a unique story. It is up to us as artists to be open enough and pay attention enough that we can creatively tell that story for them. Read more>>

Anthony Caulkins

I lead a somewhat varied life as a musician, as I consider myself a composer, performer, and technologist. I certainly try to remain active in each of these arenas as much as possible. My story is both typical of the LA musician and somewhat unique. Read more>>

Juliane Gulla

I grew up loving both the arts and sciences. In High school I took a photography class as an elective and fell in love with it, but at the time it didn’t occur to me to pursue it as a career, I was already pursuing a career in the medical field, so I let it be. Read more>>

Marisa Bean

Having grown frustrated with the cold, generic feel of large-firm graphic design, I cast out with a few of my closest friends and a vision of a more personalized boutique firm. Read more>>

Chris Bader

Art has always been important to me. Growing up, it was from the sidelines as a lover versus as a maker. Then I studied and became a jewelry designer for well over a decade. Read more>>

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