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Thought-Provokers: Norcross

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

Madison Rush

I started The Rush Hour, my blog, to share my favorite things as well as to take people on my journey to living confidently with my #bodyquirk. I have been blown away by the response to my story and am loving getting to share with the world my small wins, like going to the grocery store in a tank top or not hiding in a sea of cardigans. Read more>>

Dré Wisdom

Take a risk and go out to creative events, music festivals, whatever. You just might be surprised at how many people share your interests. I’ve met a lot of cool, like-minded people and built some solid relationships, just from showing up to those kinds of events. Read more>>

Derrty Ramone

I’m the first to admit I’m not perfect and have been through a lot throughout my journey! I just want to be an example that anything is possible. And although I still have a long way to go, I’ve also came along way, and that will always stand for something in my book. Read more>>

Shawn Robinson

I make music because it is the single thing in my life that brings me the most fulfillment and joy. I find that I can touch and help others with my voice and songs. For me, there is no better way to spread love and light than through music. Read more>>

Cesar (C.ZAR) Diaz

No feeling can describe the passion I felt playing those drums with my team. Things happened and I ended up quitting (terrible band directors). After that, I basically felt empty for a bit. I knew I wanted to do something with music but I never knew exactly what. Read more>>

Greg Burnham

Inspiration–I simply want to create the things I wish I could have seen when I was young. Things that aren’t stereotypical, that show nuance amongst under-represented people… As for Art, Marcus Williams is my primary artist and business partner of 18 years. He’s amazing. Read more>>

Destini Stacy

Emotional stability, financial stability, Just all around stability. I know life is unpredictable so stability is a relative term, but I’d just like to be able to take care of myself and everyone who’s ever taken care of me. I want to travel the world carefree and just spread love at every stop. Read more>>

The Fall Line Podcast Laurah Norton and Brooke Hargrove

Each story takes about a year to produce–from research, fieldwork, interviews, writing, reviewing, and production. It’s slow because the podcast team wants to do the best job possible–and that includes everyone from research assistants to content advisors to the audio engineer. Read more>>

Jose Zapata

It has been extremely difficult I can’t even explain how rewarding and fulfilling this journey has been. Every day is a learning experience in business, videography, editing, photography and, ever-changing marketing strategies. I love what I do and hope to continue growing alongside my business. Read more>>

Femi Maku-Browne

I believe everyone has a passion and a reason as to why they do what they do. Mine is simple. Love how dance can not only change your life in a positive way but also how it can impact the lives of others as well. Dance helps me to express myself when words just won’t suffice. Dance is how I show the world who I am and what I can be without ever having to say a word. Read more>>

Tiqura Williams

As women, I believe it is time for us to remember the power in our bloodlines and be active in our own womb care. When women receive nourishing care and are witnessed in our physical, emotional, spiritual, and mental processes. Read more>>

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