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 Valley that we hope you will check out, follow and support.
Maximilian Lopez, Sean Malony and Cami Kwan
The story of apartment D really begins a decade ago, when I met Sean in college. I was a garbage animator and not much of an artist generally, but right out the gate, Sean was incredibly skilled and hard working. We would always invite him out to get into trouble, but he would just sit at his computer and keep working. Read more>>
My uncle has played in cover bands around the club/bar scene in San Antonio, TX for decades and I received my first exposure to playing drums banging around on his drum kits as a toddler. Growing up in Waco, TX, I started playing properly in the school band in 6th grade. Read more>>
It all started when I had just moved into an apartment by myself for the first time. I was in my mid 30’s. I felt excited about this change in my life. I had a blank wall above my couch that was screaming for attention – if the wall could talk, it wanted me to put up some artwork. Read more>>
I was born in Los Angeles but grew up in El Salvador for the first 18 years of my life. I’m lucky I’ve been blessed with amazing and loving parents who have been very supportive of my choices all along the way and because of them, I’ve been able to be where I’m at today. I came back to LA after I finished high school in 2014. Read more>>
I started out wanting to be a jazz guitarist, but that label seems to have been eluding me my entire life. Unsure if I had the perseverance or talent to make it as a musician, I hedged my bets by double majoring in music and business administration at UC Berkeley. Read more>>
I started out shooting shows for my friend’s band around Ventura County, where I live. I would tag along to their gigs with my camera and document them. I didn’t have an aim or pre-existing idea of what I wanted to do with my camera, I just do what felt natural and fun. Read more>>