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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.

Jazmin Crumley

I have been singing for as long as I can remember being alive. Born and raised in church, as a small child, I had awful stage fright as I would get up to sing in front of our congregation every 2nd Sunday night, but I always sang then cried hysterically while walking off the stage. Read more>>

Kellie Vinal

I was always fascinated by the natural world and drawn to record my observations. I was born with an insatiable urge to capture the nuance of everything around me – to articulate things to the best of my ability in writing. Read more>>

Kid Kam

Have you ever picked up a rock to see a few worms underneath squirming about and something inside urged you to get down on your belly for a closer look at whatever the hell was taking place in this mini-worm universe? Yes-No?… Well, that’s kind of how I approach the world with my art. Read more>>


I use Art as physical and mental therapy for my disability and sanity. It has been such a productive outlet that I find myself trying to work on something everyday possible that I am feeling physically able to. Read more>>

Sharon C. Carelock

My career began young. I danced, sang, and acted for grade school and my youth group at church, and as a teenager, I competed as a singles figure skater. That experience solidified my desire to pursue a professional career in the arts. Read more>>

Angie Chiappori

The use of basic color application in juxtaposition with clean bold lines brings me back to my appreciation for clean design. The multiple printmaking processes in which I work allow me to create these color-line relationships. Then due to the nature of the matrix they also allow for great experimentation. Read more>>

Marquis Bizzell

Growing up in Detroit Michigan, a lot of the graffiti on the abandoned buildings fascinated me. Since then, I gravitated towards illustration and painting. It was something I knew I could be good at. Read more>>

Amy McLarty

My first collection was the colorful depression-era glass slippers. That started my love of antiques. Fast-forward a few years, and I was an avid viewer of Nick At Nite—namely, I Love Lucy. I fell in love with not only her, but the fashion of her era. Read more>>

Dooby Ricks

My mind frame comes from me being grounded not really concentrating on the numbers and just moving with the motions. My life wasn’t the hardest but my trials and tribulations brought the colors I see today. Read more>>

Bianca Acosta

One major part of my life that has given back in many ways has been learning to live as minimally as possible and being okay with being uncomfortable. This has been very important to my lifestyle as an artist, because it’s made traveling for months a possibility, which is essential to my artistic practice. Read more>>

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