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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.

Claire Morgan

I use photography as a means to inspire and uplift others. I want my work to evoke an emotion, and promote a creative and inspiring atmosphere. I like to use a sense of motion in my work. To create a fleeting moment. To make you stop, look, think, feel. Read more>>

Olga Lah

It was the first time that I understood how art could powerfully reveal something about ourselves and our reality. I took a few more classes, I got back into making art after a 10-year break, and I really took time to think about what I wanted to do with my life. Read more>>

Gabriel Garnica

I believe that’s my purpose here. And I don’t like to over think it, but I believe within my songs what I’m trying to do or say is to understand love. And I can only hope that as a listener your take away would be to be inspired to start your own thing and make your dreams your reality. Read more>>

Ari Savar

By the end of the festival week, I remembered who I was and what I am here to do. I recalled memories of my childhood self, and I could see clearly that all that mattered was the feeling of purpose and contentment I felt when I was able to bring others together to help make my visions and characters come to life. Read more>>

Carly Gold

There is never a shortage of inspiration in Southern California, so I try to carry my camera with me at all times for this reason! I find that the photos I take often evoke the mood I was feeling when I captured them, and I’d like to think that this translates to others as well. Read more>>

N8 Carter

The history of me as an artist comes from being in the industry at an early age. I was an actor, I was a dancer, I was a performer. I was one of the best. There wasn’t anything I couldn’t do. But the business taught me early that it was cutthroat. You got to have tough skin or it will eat you up and spit you out. Read more>>

Brandon Yoshizawa

Photography turned into a huge passion as it allowed me to re-live my trips around the world through pictures. Every time we took a trip, I always ensured there was time for photo opportunities and eventually we found ourselves taking trips with photography being the sole purpose. Read more>>

Jeff Mizushima

I am a comedy writer and video editor with a film production background who developed a passion for photography after working for a Pilates and Yoga company for a number of years. At that company, I had the opportunity to work with some of the best Pilates and Yoga teachers in the world and became interested in capturing their movement in camera. Read more>>

Oto-Abasi Attah

I knew what I had to do. After that I decided to take art seriously I have since shown my work at ComplexCon and Art Basel Miami. I have also done work for Black Lives Matter, AfroPunk Atlanta, and La Phil Harmonic and am the art director for an amazing cultural Architecture Firm Trap Heals. Read more>>

Jeffrey Robins

I started using photography as a means to cope with social anxiety and depression, taking pictures whenever I felt uncomfortable. The camera acted as a tool to create distance between me and the situation while also allowing me to engage with it. Read more>>

Glorissa Rodriguez-Corona

I found a passion for photography in high school. Taking photos at the zoo, lifestyle, portraits, etc. A lot of us take time to find their niche or interest, I slowly experimented with portraiture in college and went from there. From surrealism and fantasy-themed photos to working with music-related events like live shows, promos, studio sessions, logos, and artwork. Read more>>

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