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Thought-Provokers: Sandy Springs

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

Taylor Augusta

I was always interested in art. When I was about eight or nine-years-old my mom bought me a mini oil paint set from Michael’s and some small canvas panels. With that, I would paint whatever I felt like: random abstract pieces, fruit and sunsets. Read more>>

Sarah English

My journey took off both physically and spiritually when I decided to use my opportunities to seek the good in the world. To me, “good” means selflessness, honesty, hope, kindness, honor, and humility. I fell in love with film photography early on in high school and became enamored with what a camera was capable of. Read more>>

Christina Tattory

I have learned that the emotional journey is one of finding self-awareness, it’s learning to respect, embrace, and appreciate the body that you’ve been given for what it is and what it can do. It understands that validation comes from within yourself and from no one else. Read more>>

Donovan Stanley

My journey has led me to have a totally unique experience and relationship to the city because I have lived in nearly every side of town, though I call DeKalb County home. After a near death experience, I took my art more seriously first getting into fashion, then poetry, and finally discovering my love for film making. Read more>>

Chris Ruttle, Molly Ruttle and Carter Ivey

I have combined studies for his BA (History) and MA (Public History – not completed) with practical experience in history and natural history museums, where I developed and constructed exhibits, taught school classes, and docented. Read more>>

Ella Gentry Vance

I’ve always been the creative type, but I never saw the day coming that I would own my jewelry line. The summer of 2014 was when I started creating jewelry for fun and my own personal use. What seemed to be just a fun hobby and a love for handcrafted jewelry, led to my girlfriends loving the jewels as well. Read more>>

Shaun M Mathis

Directing and producing were very far from my mind when I started. Upon entering the industry, I decided to self-finance my projects, which was difficult as a single father. But the plan was to build a portfolio of well-written. Read more>>


Scotty Z and I have recorded/produced a plethora of songs over the past year in 2018. We’ve headlined shows in Los Angeles and Atlanta while working real jobs. It’s been really cool meeting our listeners and they are the reason why we do this. We just hit 1 million streams on our song ‘Nobody’ last week. Read more>>

Bach to Rock Alpharetta, Jennifer Gross

I wanted the good people of Bach to Rock to not just know but completely understand that I needed them as much as they would need me. I was apprehensive on if writing an intimate and personal cover letter was the way to go. Read more>>

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