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Thought-Provokers: Downtown

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

Essence Ransome

I was really focused on school and playing basketball, so I never really had the time to realize my creativity. I got into photography during my final week of high school and I haven’t stopped shooting since. Read more>>

Anna Thurber

Freezing is a natural transition for me. Freezing is a cumulation of a life long study and work in visual arts, I’ve done a little of many things, this is a cumulation of many of myfavorite things. Read more>>

Tamara Freeman

I have been the Dancing Through Strength’s visionary strength, conditioning and health coach for Dancers since November 2013 and a qualified Personal Trainer since 2012. Read more>>

Manoj and Mukesh Butani

Fueled by his passion for beauty and vision to create exclusive fine jewellery, Mr. Papu Butani founded Butani Jewellery in 1977 and started his quest to create exquisite jewellery. Read more>>

Nancy Bowron

After loving art all through school and winning 1st place in a citywide art competition in middle school, the emphasis in high school life was to get a practical education. Read more>>

Ricardo “SICKFLO” Valentine

Photography has been my outlet to the norm. A way to be creative but serve others at the same time. My way of stepping out of the spotlight and enjoying helping others experience their moment of being in the spotlight. Read more>>

Erika JaNaé

Growing in my craft everyday, taking on the audio engineering world, and just overall ready to heal some souls one note at a time. Read more>>

Alexis Bomer

My love is everlasting and I strive to reach my absolute highest potential as a dancer, choreographer, and teacher. Read more>>

Mary Frances Hershiser

Never one to stick to a single technique or subject, I love exploring new things and constant learning. Often, I draw inspiration from gulf coast colors and scenes. Read more>>

Broderick Bozeman

During the process of customizing shoes, I always draw a mock-up of the shoe and show it to the customer for confirmation. Sometimes I would have to make changes to those drawings, so I’d have to start completely over and draw another one. Read more>>

Mary Kamerer

I’ve pursued creative arts of all sorts–ceramics, watercolor, stained glass, photography and even completed a one-year goldsmithing apprenticeship–but I still consider myself an emerging oil painter, having been painting for roughly a decade… Read more>>

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