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

Esther Levy

I am the mother of five children. After experiencing some health issues in pregnancy I turned to natural healing. I wanted to know all my options. I fell in love with alternative medicine and realized the power of communicating with my body. So I began by eating cleaner and making my own remedies. Read more>>

A. Diallo Jackson

I’ve always loved sci-fi, fantasy, and comic books and I’ve always loved building worlds. In elementary school, my best friend had a knee-high stack of comic books circling the perimeter of his entire room. They ranged from Silver Age 50’s era comic books featuring Superman, Batman, Green Lantern. Read more>>

Shain Leyton

Shain is a fine jewelry designer born and raised in Los Angeles. Her jewelry story began more than 10 years ago as a sales associate at Moondance Jewelry Gallery in Santa Monica. After working closely with clients, going to trade shows and years of retail Shain was ready to flip the script and start her own collection. Read more>>

Kevin Seo

It all started in 2016, living in an artist loft Downtown Los Angeles with a few creatives that made me get into photography/videography. I started really taking it seriously after 2018, I am constantly learning and looking forward to showing my work on my portfolio 2020. My dream goal is to shoot for the Yankees baseball team. Read more>>

Matt Hollis

I came to LA from Washington D.C. where I had been showing sculptural works and immersive installations for many years. D.C. has a great arts community, which I found really nourishing for my own practice. I moved out here two years ago for an MFA program. Read more>>

Maria Laura Hendrix

I was born in Mexico and grew up in Ventura County and I am currently based in Los Angeles where I am pursuing an MFA in Painting at Otis College of Art and Design. After high school, my dream was to study art but life took a different course. As an immigrant, I was the first in my family to graduate high school and attend college. Read nore>>

Kiska Piper

I’ve always loved to draw since I was a little girl. I would play shopkeeper and “sell” my artwork to my parents. Then, I grew up and believed that a 9-5 was the only sustainable way to live. I took the traditional route of going to a university for a bachelor’s degree in Management Science. Read more>>

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