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Thought-Provokers: East Atlanta

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

Sarah Stover

A photo has the power to capture a moment, a mood, a feeling, a personality, all in one click. I enjoy photography not only because the photo itself tell a story, but the transaction between subject and photographer grants me access to so many stories that I would otherwise never know. Read more>>

Chef Wendy Armstrong

Chef Wendy Armstrong, owner of Thrive Catering, grew up in the verdant green mountains of Vermont, and was fortunate to come to Savannah with an art scholarship to SCAD. However she soon found her artistic passions leaning towards the culinary side. Read more>>

Craig Stanley

At age 7 I suddenly realized I no longer wanted to trace images, but I wanted to challenge myself to drawing whatever looked at. The other students in school also admired my new found interest so much that, shortly thereafter, I began selling my drawings. Read more>>

Brandon Mishawn

My story as an artist is mostly an introspective one. I didn’t grow up knowing that I wanted to be a cinematographer and a photographer, I didn’t consider the future much at all really I was just a kind of aimless youth comfortable in the convenience of my life. Read more>>

Lake Johnson

I stared Djing on the side in various bars in Atlanta and haven’t looked back since! I currently dj in various lounges in Atlanta, as well as online Radio (Highly Unique Radio) twice a week. I have Deejayed festivals such as SXSW & A3C. Read more>>

Arielle Simmons

Here, I am daily inspired by the beautiful landscape, the warm embrace of air and people, the space you have to fill your frame and make a home, and the stories that exist past and present. Read more>>

Joseph Banks

I started dabbling into photography and I started to get good feedback about it, so I started taking it more seriously I recently moved to the Atlanta area in middle July and been here ever since and I have met some incredible people that I have had the pleasure to work with. Read more>>

Cyd Prather

I started The Tiny Theater Company to provide paying artistic opportunities to people of color. To give them a safe space to explore, take risks, play, laugh, cry, and create at their fullest potential. I want to heal our culture, remind us that we have the right to be as big, bold, and powerful as we want to be. Read more>>

Dennis Morton

I started getting into photography with my brother Gerald about 5 years ago. We made some money one night shooting a bike party and later that night he said to me “We could if make double but you don’t have a camera”. After 2 months of decision making I finally got one and haven’t stopped since. Read more>>


Born and raised in Lakewood, New Jersey,I grew up playing drums in church at the age of 5. Throughout the years i fell in love with Hip-Hop after going to a friends house and on their TV was playing a music video by Kanye West, “Through the wire”. Read more>>

Jacob Aguon

Whether it’s for my memory later in life, or to share with others and eventually I discovered photography. It’s become my creative outlet for capturing my perspectives and adventures. Instagram has become the platform that I can share both my pictures and my story. Read more>>

Jeremy Ray

My goal is to keep pushing the doors of creativity to achieve personal clarity & understanding of my time here on Earth. Every day has the ability to be more rewarding than the last and that’s why I do what I do. Read more>>

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