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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.

Savannah Alexandra

I currently still do illustration with them, freelance for other companies like Mattel, and I am also growing my own social media. I am married to a wonderful man, and I have 2 Pomeranians and a cat. My dream is to have my own studio that makes shows, games, and toys. Read more>>

Jesse Trotter

I had won my first cosplay contest, and I went on to enter more. I won Atlanta comic con Best Craftsmanship, and then I won Dreamhack 3rd place Journeyman. I did, however, lose at DragonCon, but this did not discourage me. I have hung up Geralt and started new cosplays for 2019 in hopes I can continue to win at our local cosplay contest. Read more>>

Tracy Whang

I like to keep my photos very clean, simple and as vibrant as possible, so lighting is very important to me. I’m also a graphic designer, so if I need to clean up a photo or adjust the image, I like to play around in Photoshop, when the apps I use to edit photos aren’t working well. Read more>>

Mark Byrd

I create MUSIC. It has no boundaries. I just like to be free with my creation. It’s a true gift because I can’t explain to you how I create it, that’s God! I just create what I’m moved to. My team is called GOD LVL… that perfectly sums up the inspiration and soundscape. I want to create music that is bigger than life and lasts the rest of time. Read more>>

Antonio Scantlebury

That camera felt like it was part of my life – I took it everywhere. I would borrow my uncle’s Canon t3i to take photos and document videos of family and occasions. Then, later on, iPhone developed a decent camera in the 4s and I would edit the shots to look like they were done professionally. Read more>>

Daniel McClendon

I essentially failed within two years of pursuing that goal. My failures were most apparent to me in my lack of authentic voice. I could paint a landscape and sell it, but that was not my idea of creative success. I didn’t even like painting landscapes. So, I quit painting in late 2010. Read more>>

Martel Star

It’s my passion to entertain people & to also encourage others to strive for their passions. I want to be a beacon of light to the people, to uplift them. My music itself is simply ratchet, feel-good music. I want people to hear my music & they’re first thought be “Ayyyye,” which is typically the case. I want to entice a life-long turn-up. My music is fun & my message is to succeed. Read more>>

Lewinale Havette

My work stems from my development and understanding of this as I use photography, raw diamonds, paint, and ink to focus on human history, traditions, and relationships with women and the mother continent. Originally, I was drawn to making portraits of intercultural couples, living in the United States. As I dug deeper, I began my representational works. Read more>>

Jef Bredemeier

I spent some time in LA painting and having art shows. When the economy crashed, I decided to come back to Atlanta and start exploring. Painting is what got me into photography, and then I moved into film. My first full-length film came from a place of necessity. Dante’s Down the Hatch, a landmark restaurant here in Atlanta, was closing and there was a story that needed to be told. Read more>>

Jeramy Muxworthy

My pieces didn’t have a lot of merits, nor were they cohesive. This drove a compulsion in me to draw for long hours every day. I wanted to be proud of my work, and I felt the best way to do this was constant practice. I firmly believe as an artist you have to “get the bad drawings out,” and I expelled a lot of them in high school and college. Read more>>

Sofia Hartley

I wrote songs and dreamed about being a singer. After my mother converted to Christianity, I started attending church in Brazil, and music is a big part of the protestant faith. Being around that environment instilled even more curiosity and interest to express myself through music. Read more>>

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