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Thought-Provokers: Buckhead

Atlanta 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 Buckhead that we hope you will check out, follow and support.

Emily Morgan Brown

I majored in graphic design and art history at Auburn University and went on to work as a designer at an advertising agency. After that, freelance design work slowly led to full-time studio artist. Today, I work out of my bright backyard studio. Read more>>

Lisa Fennessy

I’ve made it my mission to spread awareness around conscious consumerism – that by simply choosing, we can make a positive impact on our health and the health of our planet. Read more>>

Kalie Demerjian

I started out drawing at a very young age. Art had always been my passion ever since I was little. My love for illustrating and painting kept growing as I got older, but I wasn’t quite sure where it would take me. I wasn’t originally got to go to an art college because of how expensive they can be. Read more>>

Yasharel Manzy

I painted at work seven days a week for seven years until I felt I could become a full-time painter. I am primarily a self-taught artist and am known for my colors. I began travelling to the South of France and Tuscany, and the colors became my inspiration for landscapes as well as abstracts. Read more>>

Sheryl Westerman

I was an overweight child, teenager, and young adult, and totally understand the difficulty of a weight loss journey. This has led me to become passionate about my career as I have walked in these shoes. Never did I ever believe this would become my career. Read more>>

Nicholas Goodly

I began my journey as an artist first as a dancer. It was through the guidance and example of movement artists like the members of the contemporary platform GloATL and individuals like Corian Ellisor that showed how much rigor and curiosity it takes to be an artist. Read more>>

Jahnetta Williams

GLOW Candles came about as a therapeutic hobby– I geek out for aromatherapy and ambiance. I began sharing my candles as gifts for birthdays, and special occasions and the feedback was overwhelming! Shortly after, I had a business with a heartbeat. Read more>>

Stacy Milburn

I love creating mirror art that adds drama and light with color or soft neutral colors that add texture with mirror’s natural elements of copper, silver and tin. It’s wonderful to have reflective art that can be made in any size, in any color for any space. Read more>>

Adelle Drahos

My love of acting and film flourished through college and to this day. I have been based in Atlanta for six years now and am signed with the lovely crew at Houghton Talent. I am constantly creating my own content, keeping myself busy and creative in between auditions, and the future still seems only full of possibilities. Read more>>

Mando Hill

A young Artist from the north of Atlanta, I feel and know that I am a special talent on the rise in the local Atlanta circuit. As an up and coming artist, I have found new comfort in recreating an infusion of sound that combines and covers many genres. Read more>>

Dianne Price

I’ve always been drawn to unstructured style. My designs are unique and one of a kind, with each piece focusing on the art of the fabric, the beauty and mixture of colors and the feel and texture of the silk etc. Inspiration comes from the natural beauty all around us to which there is no limit. Read more>>

Alexis Doyle

My journey has made me more resilient and accepting of constructive feedback. Working full-time as a teacher and being a business owner means that I must creatively plan my schedule and time. As a business owner, being responsible for every detail about my brand, clients, marketing and website development continues to be a learning experience. Read more>>

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