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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.

Lil Bruh Cartier

I actually knew this was for me when the school tried to kicked me out for a music video I shot on campus. all this attention I attracted to myself , I don’t have another choice. Read more>>

Charly Palmer

I’ve have always had an absolute love of art before I’ve had any thought of making a living doing it. My story is about being black, being me, and so I don’t know if that’s being unique. The journey has been the same. I decided in high school I wanted to go into art. Read more>>

Maureen Persons

Interior design turned into a passion for construction and remodeling of spaces. I absolutely love making a space the best it can be for my clients. Function is absolute to me but the Esthetic of turning a space into something truly beautiful makes my heart sing. Read more>>

Geneley Childress

My first time picking up a camera was when my mom wanted me to record the food she prepared for my little brothers birthday. Like many moms, she is the historian of our family. Anything and everything had to be documented, and I was the one who always had to do it. Read more>>

Julie Ahmad

I attribute my life as an artist to my daughter. When I was pregnant, I often felt this strong burning desire to be creative and work with my hands. There was some kind of organic correlation between my body being in the state of creation and my heart urging my hands to do the same. Read more>>

Lev Omelchenko

In the 2+ years I’ve lived here my focus has been collaborations with artists and activists of Atlanta. In addition to my film work, I am part of a team of artists that have helped sustain The Bakery, a 23k sq ft arts complex. Read more>>

Aislinn Rain

Thus propelled my journey into photography. Over the course of 15 years I’ve traveled all over the country, training under some of the best in the industry, and growing my own business along the way. Read more>>

Phil Harris

Arts and culture resonated with me early on in my life. During my adolescence I became aware that I had a future in art, but I was all over the place in terms of where my life was taking me. Read more>>

Melissa Osburg

Art has opened a new light for me, to emotionally express how I am feeling and share joy with others in the process. Most of my artwork is mixed media and acrylics primarily. My artwork is always signed and sealed with a gloss varnish. Read more>>

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