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Thought-Provokers: South 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 South Atlanta that we hope you will check out, follow and support.

Rochelle Washington

I began my love affair with music and art at a very young age. So young, in fact, I cannot remember my Genesis moment. I do remember getting a dollar from my Auntie to belt out a soulful rendition of Whitney’s “Greatest Love of All” at age 5. Read more>>

Roy Handy

I have a degree in Graphic Design, but somehow I fell in love with photography in the midst of “finding myself”. I used photography as a form of therapy, and it allowed me to show the beauty of the world through my own eyes. Read more>>

Janet McGregor Dunn

I’ve been doing something artistic since I could hold a crayon. In high school I managed to squeeze in 3 to 4 art classes a day by doing classwork at home. I majored in art but didn’t finish as I married and moved to North Carolina, then to New York. Read more>>

Michael Jones

I have survived off of instinct. It was passed down from my mother. Clairvoyance is the word. The ability to have vision is something that cannot be taken for granted. I try to use that vision to guide me through this life on earth. It has lead me to this point and I enjoy the ride. Read more>>

Kelly Wilkerson

I learned the art of ceramics my sophomore year of high school. My teacher, a more experienced potter, was and still is extremely passionate about art as a way to worship God. Her passion encouraged me to grow in the art form more after high school. Read more>>

Rueben Wood

The 27 year old who is originally from Brunswick, GA, has made the transition by becoming a media consultant, Actor/Director, & Media Personality for his own show, and most importantly the owner of Spaced Out Magazine and SOM Networks. Read more>>


In high school I came across a Gordon Parks photo as one of Common’s album covers and it moved me to research photography. The spark started when my mentor gave me a film Minolta around the same time but 2015 is when I took photography seriously. Read more>>

Sir Hop

I started recording and producing music in high school. While I was in college at Auburn, I released music while gaining popularity from performing at bars, house parties and small concerts. Eventually, I’d started touring and playing festivals. Read more>>


I’ve always had an interest in Architecture and Design but never knew it was an actual job and even after all of this I decided to go to school and major in Biology because I was good at it. However, during college (Those rebellious years) lol I decided that I wanted to open a business. Read more>>

Taylor A. Goodridge

I wanted to be a designer, then actor, and now writer! In my early years I found that it was hard for me to explain myself to people, but somehow when I write my words down on paper, it all makes sense. Even throughout high school I found writing papers were easier than solving math equations. Read more>>

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