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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.

Laura Casner

My story as a professional photographer was the silver lining to the 2008 recession. I had just finished school and moved to NYC to work as an Advertising copywriter, and 8 months into my new job all hell broke loose. Read more>>

Carina La Dulce

I’m is a singer and author of Russian origin with Gypsy and Spanish roots, performing my own works in a vast array of genres, from Flamenco to Latin, Jazz to World Music. Read more>>

Easmine Monroy

I’ve been doing makeup professionally now for the last 3 years. It hasn’t been easy, but I’ve grown so much as an artist, business owner, and individual in such a short amount of time. So far in my career I’ve been able to work on set of magazine shoots and music videos. Read more>>

Abraham Ross

Sick of the corporate world and eager for a change I moved to Los Angeles, a few years ago, to concentrate more on my art. I’ve been able to work with some established artists, increase my creative output, and along the way I met someone and married her last year. Read more>>

Kellie O’Hara

I’ve been fascinated by illustration since I can remember. I was always (and still am) very drawn to the visuals in children’s books and animated movies more so than the words. Read more>>

Lila Ash

It took me several years of drawings comics and cartoons for my personal portfolio before getting any assignments, but these days, I have been pretty busy as an illustrator. Read more>>

peter lamden

I didn’t always do hair. In fact I didn’t even know i wanted to do hair until my mid twenties. I used to work in the music industry. It started off as exciting but i quickly realized that i had an office job, and that scared the shit out of me. Read more>>

A. Huggard

My greatest joy is watching deserving artists show their work and become successful! There’s nothing like watching a timid artist who doesn’t realize how talented they are blossom! Read more>>

Jawsh Smyth

I am a painter, illustrator and graphic designer. Design keeps me employed, but my first passion is art. I wasted a lot of time doubting myself. Finally, at the ripe age of 40, I had my first solo show, Hot Mess, exhibited at Civil Coffee in 2017. Read more>>

Maria Nyren

To grow as a designer (because you can never learn enough), I studied to receive an AA degree at SMC and a bachelor degree at Otis Art School where I graduated with honors and designer distinction award. During school, I had many jobs at several award-winning designs firms. Read more>>

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