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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.

Jenny Bee

I believe our bodies are multidimensional temples of beauty and have often modeled for and collaborated with body painters and photographers to co-create rituals and images that inspire and activate. I believe art is a form of communing with the divine. Read more>>

Tarra Kruper

To surround yourself with people who inspire you and support you, who are also striving to grow and better themselves. Success to me is defined as being true to yourself. Stay humble, but don’t be hard on yourself. We’re all human and trying to figure this out. Nothing is personal! Read more>>

Chloe Pourmorady

In doing so, my composition was affected, and it continues to experience metamorphosis as I do. I love a good melody more than anything, and I put my life and spirit in every melody I write. I’m at a point in my creativity where I try to look less outwards, rather more inwards for a kind of inspiration that is pure. Read more>>

Ali Prosch

I’ve been in LA ever since. I’ve been teaching, doing freelance, and working as a studio artist. I continue to exhibit my work at various spaces around the city including Joan Los Angeles, Charlie James Gallery, Elephant Art Space, MOCA Geffen, among other venues. Collaboration and community involvement have been an important aspect of my practice. Read more>>

Jeremy Pangilinan

My life was filled with other things and other ways for me to practice my craft. But I feel that was pretty much as uniquely normal as I could be. But if you want some bullet points to more of my life here goes; Moving to Southern California, Models named Milla, Stan Lee, Marie Claire, Otis College of Art and Design. Read more>>

Kris Kaliakin

I grew up in Malibu, CA and fell in love with art once I started taking fine art classes at O’Neill’s Art Studio. It taught me the foundations of mediums such as charcoal and oil paint and I used those lessons later on during my time at Malibu High School where I ended up taking as many art classes. Read more>>

Jordan Collins

As an Animator, Designer, Illustrator, and Producer from Oakland Ca I enjoy being able to explore the boundaries between visual arts and Music as a way of bringing people together. Read more>>

Wendy Adamson

As I began to write short stories, I got them published and just recently I finished a book where I go into much greater detail of how a cheating husband, a loaded gun led to me getting arrested and the delicate reassembly it would require for a broken woman to be put back together again. Read more>>

Omar El-Deeb

I’m a musician, music composer/producer, and audio engineer from Egypt, now based in L.A. Born and raised in Alexandria, Egypt, I was always curious about music and technology. It wasn’t until I went to college in Cairo that I picked up the guitar, and since then I’ve followed whatever path music has led. Read more>>

Annelie McKenzie

As a kid, making art was my main play activity. I painted on my walls, arranged stickers on furniture to tell a story, painted on pieces of scrap cardboard, and taped paper grocery bags together so I could work larger. I sewed images of faces and animals onto my clothing using pieces of cloth, beads, and embroidery. Read more>>

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