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Inspiring Stories from Marietta & Surrounding Areas

The heart of our mission at VoyageATL is to find the amazing souls that breathe life into our city.c In the recent weeks we’ve had the privilege to connect with some of the Atlanta’s finest artists, creatives, entrepreneurs and rabble rousers and we can’t begin to express how impressed we are with our city’s incredibly deep talent pool.  Check out the rising stars from in and around Marietta and Cobb below.

Samuel Presley

Allora Studios is a project that I started during my time studying abroad in Italy in 2014. It started mostly as a collaboration project with a few friends back home. We would find interesting subjects and make videos and take pictures. Read more>>

Cody and Lauren Bolden

Pie Bar opened on September 1, 2015. A line started to form about an hour before the doors were set to open, and panic began to set in for Pie Bar owners, Cody & Lauren Bolden. After college, both Cody and Lauren began traditional jobs. He was in construction and she was in state government. Lauren felt that there was something missing from her life, and decided that it was pie. Read more>>

Bettina Benson

While working towards my MBA at Florida A&M University, before Instagram and other forms of social media were used as a standard mode of marketing, I launched an online boutique that offered a curated selection of styles for the budget conscious yet fashion forward college student. Read more>>

Dee and Erika Rhodes

The APX is a local husband/wife funk duo who’s music reaches beyond Atlanta’s city walls. Having played sold out shows at City Winery, Center Stage and Masqerade, their artistry is well recognized in Atlanta. Read more>>

Marc Lawson

I got started in music by playing drums in my father’s church when I was 14. That was in 1988. A few years later, I got involved in the blues scene and played drums at every club I could find. It was great, but I felt I should be doing more with music, so I bought an electric piano and taught myself to play and sing. Read more>>

Trey Wright

I  sometimes describe myself as an accidental musician. I started playing guitar at age 14 and though I took it seriously I did not consider it a likely career path. In fact, I gave up music shortly after starting college at the University of Georgia. Read more>>

Laura Bowman

I have always loved art. For as long as I can remember I have been covered in paint. Growing up, I never wanted to be anything other than an artist except maybe a stilt walker. Ultimately I went to school for art and have been trying to hone my craft since. Read more>>

Micah Dalton

ATL Collective started on Auburn Avenue as a way of bringing people together, fans and artists together to timeless albums and, in doing so, broadcasting the sound of the city. We would ask local artists and (from time to time) friends from out of town to help us “relive” an album from top to bottom, leaving room for faithful reinterpretation, always showcasing new artists in the process. Read more>>

Heather Riniker

Back in 2013, I was in college at SCAD- Savannah, and I was working out what to do for my portfolio. With some experimenting and playing around what started as embroidered maps ended up as embroidering on magnolia leaves. Read more>>

Olivia Arendt

I’m originally from Scotland. I moved here In 2001. I’ve been doing hair since I was 15 years old so I’ve been at it a long time now. I love my job. I love being able to change how people see themselves. Read more>>

Damian Lockhart

I grew up in a tiny town sprinkled with dusty clay roads, one traffic light, and an old chicken coop turned into a nightclub. The type of place where everyone knows each other, attend the same school, and football is life. There wasn’t really much to do in Buena Vista, Georgia. Read more>>

Pierre Aumont

Pierre Aumont, was born July 25th, 1986 in Chicago, IL. Andre’s parents and numerous close relatives sang, modeled and/or played musical instruments. So there’s no wonder why he became fascinated with art at such a young age. Read more>>

Tyler Messer, Andrew Hughes, Jacob Hicks and Cain Taylor

Andrew and Tyler met at Reinhardt College while the two were studying classical guitar. The two meet Jacob through a mutual friend, and found out he was a drummer. Read more>>

Miles Triplett

I started video production by accident. I made a parody video called “Sweater Vest Swag” in 2010 as a joke. From that video, I found my love for film making. Read more>>

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