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Thought-Provokers: Marietta

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

LeZita Caldwell

I majored in Fashion Merchandising. This is where my love for people, products, and fashion began. From there, I moved around to different places such as Maryland, NYC area, and South Florida. Each place, meeting new people and continuing to work in different facets of retail merchandising and buying. Read more>>

Jacob Wheeler

The coverage of my art has been primarily in NYC and has been helpful in bringing attention to the art and the events that benefit others, but in Atlanta, I haven’t found anyone, any gallery, who has been willing to embrace my art. I’m hopeful to be able to show my work here, close to home. Read more>>

Christopher Brazelton

I began to craft more events and plug them into my “social entrepreneur” experiment. Successes and failures, I loved it! Slowly but surely my “art” that was solely focused on performing began to evolve into a passion for people participating in the performance, their community, or a larger cause. Read more>>

Edward Carter

My passion for photography began in the summer of 1997 prior to going to college when a friend allowed me to use her camera to take reference photos at the zoo. I loved how I was able to capture the essence of the animals and all their movements through this medium. Read more>>

Deanna Jaugstetter

Creativity in many forms surrounded me as a young girl. My mother was a professional seamstress creating custom garments, using a variety of colorful fabrics. Uncles were engaged in professions that required skilled hands, furniture refinishing, repair of complex machinery, are two examples. Read more>>

Sherry Hardage

Once I retired, I devoted myself completely to becoming the artist I had always wanted to be. I took instruction in several media and have pursued all of them, working in acrylics, oils, pastels, water color, mixed media, and especially collage. Read more>>

Amber Watson

I’ve always had an affinity for storytelling, but I didn’t embrace the art of visual storytelling until after completing my journalism degree at The University of Tennessee and spending some time in a Knoxville newsroom. Read more>>

Jai’ C.

I love being a creative. I have so many ideals to share with around but unfortunately in the time we live in most people want the vision but don’t want to pay for it. With that being says, I refuse to half do my vision if the budget isn’t there because it just doesn’t come out right. Read more>>

Chauncey Whipple

With a lot of the art and music I make today it comes from all the stirred emotions from being up north and spending time with my closest friends. I’ve been drawing all my life, so it was never really hard for me to be creative as much; but what I did hate was coloring for almost 12 years all my art was COLORLESS. Read more>>

Mackenzie Ortiz

Photography has been a passion of mine since I was young. I never thought I would be able to turn that passion into a career! I started professionally shooting about two years ago, after my wedding. My good friend and photographer introduced me to the world of wedding photography. Read more>>

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