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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.

Shavonti Archer

Since technology is booming, and I travel very frequently, I have created an online platform through my YouTube Channel and social media outlets like Facebook, Instagram, and Pinterest to encourage our youth and adults to get more interested in STEM ( Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math). Read more>>


My goal is to express that no one is alone in how they feel, think, move or experience life, iron sharpens iron, and most importantly, YOU CAN WIN, YOU CAN COME OUT. I would describe my genre as progressional music. Even if it’s a dance groove or a venting track, there will be a message, a quote, some form of information to help us move forward. Read more>>


I’d shoot and edit music videos for my brothers on their DSLR. I took a long break on filming and editing throughout high school because I wanted to get better at skateboarding, drawing, and other interests. Read more>>

Chloe Alexander

I think that for creatives, there is an inherent need to make, fabricate, design, and indulge oneself in whatever your medium may be. Neglecting that instinct will eventually gnaw away at you. By 2016, a culmination of things, including discontentment with my career and the passing of my mother, led me on a journey to reacquaint myself with my artistic practice. Read more>>

Nat “Snax” Sidbury

Inspired by the Wayan’s family, Whoopi Goldberg, Dave Chapelle, and Judd Apatow. I enjoyed sprinkling comedy into those REAL LIFE parts of my scripts, to lighten the mood, and see people smile. That’s always my point when writing, to make people laugh, to make people think, or to just stop them from thinking so much. Read more>>

Malcolm X. Lewis

To be able to talk to someone, hear their thoughts and be able to manifest them into a visual work of art is a fun and satisfying challenge. For someone to look at my work and it improves their mood or sparks an idea or simply puts a smile on a face means a lot to me. Read more>>

Anon The Griot Ahmariah Jackson

While I don’t identify with any specific religious practice, I must admit that the lyrical nature of the Bible moved me. The stories dramatic, the parables rich and ripe with nuance. So, blend the blues with the gospel and tall tales being spun by old men and the have the genesis of what would become me. Read more>>

Yawkow Banks

I would be an artist in a field, as they saw the natural creative in me, but I would have never thought it would be fashion. In my youth I didn’t like to talk much, I was a natural introvert and had trouble expressing myself. Clothing became a way to express my thoughts, mood, the perception of myself and of the world. Read more>>

Noah Gault

My goals as of right now are to travel state to state throwing shows with my team and then to expand out of the country when the time comes. I’m also planning on dropping multiple tapes and albums along that timeline. Read more>>

Melissa Howington

I didn’t really know what to do with fabric but I was just in awe at the color of it all. I began small with craft projects that led into larger ones and eventually to where I am no creating large pieces of Art FULL of color and teaching door hanger paint parties and others how to create art as an escape. Read more>>

Kion Thurman

Todd was impressed with his work and told other producers who told other producers who told other producers. K19 is now entering his 4th year and working with over 30 producers in the world of cheer music. He has done cheer vocals for school teams,(all ages), recreational, all-star, collegiate, professional, Olympic, and international. Read more>>

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