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Thought-Provokers: Brookline, Brighton, Allston

Boston 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 Back Bay, Beacon Hill & South End that we hope you will check out, follow and support.

LC Kites

I have naturally gravitated toward visual art since I was a kid. I was really into painting, drawing, and sculpting. I also got really involved in music throughout middle school and high school. Read more>>

Natalie Renée

I’m super close with my family and my parents, so while growing up had it’s challenges for sure, I had a really kick-ass childhood. My parents have definitely shaped a lot of who I am, which I am eternally grateful for. Read more>>

Annie Buchholz

I have to become one with my work and this has brought great peace to my life. Ceramics and glass are both incredibly humbling mediums with seemingly infinite more for me to learn. I look forward to continuing this journey. Read more>>

Adam Waimon

Enjoying the opportunity to interject my own thoughts into a piece of abstract artwork as a child allowed me another avenue to play. My interpretive-abstract sculptural artwork is founded on these earlier experiences. Read more>>

Tory Silver

There’s nothing I loved more than a long car drive with a good album playing so I could sing along. I think that’s what really sparked my music interest-just having a really fun time, and eventually taking that same attitude, but with a guitar and singing. Read more>>

Aja Johnson

I grew up in Newton, MA. In 1998 I moved to Brooklyn, NY to attend Pratt Institute. Graduated in 2002 with a BFA in Art and Design Education with a concentration of Fine Arts. Read more>>

C. J. Lori

I have always wanted to be an artist and have always made art. Although I received my Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism, the only writing I was interested in doing was creative writing. Read more>>

Teddi Lopez

I have been very interested in hair and makeup since I can remember and often found outlets for it during high school and college through performances and friends. Read more>>

Vanessa Silberman

My live shows and music are energetic, passionate and uplifting. I like be connecting with the audience and people. I get a lot of various comparisons to Nirvana, The Ramones, Liz Phair, Chrissie Hynde, Patti Smith, Neil Young & Green Day. Read more>>

Shannon Hickey

I have always had a camera in my hand, I knew I wanted to become a photographer, but wasn’t sure how to go about pursuing that dream. A couple years ago my best friend introduced me to her cousin’s wife, who had started her own photography business and was willing to help show me the way. Read more>>

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