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Thought-Provokers: Cambridge

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 Cambridge that we hope you will check out, follow and support.

Roy Smith

Rodrigo Goldschmidt (Roy Smith) is a Mexican Singer-Songwriter and Artist. Born in Guadalajara, Jalisco Mexico. His work is characteristc for creating mellow ambiences and strong melodic layers by looping live. Read more>>

Lauren Holahan

My dad loved photography when he was in the Air Force in the 70s, so he was always taking hundreds of photographs no matter what we were doing. I picked up one of the cameras when I was a little kid and instantly fell in love. Read more>>

La Patilla

I started playing music when I was 14 years old in Uptown Manhattan. I played all kinds of shows: birthdays, baby showers, parties, etc. Basically, any form of house party was my specialty. Read more>>

Zack Mueller

Tattooing and Graphic Design aren’t so different, but I’ve truly enjoyed the opportunities tattooing has given me. To work one-on-one with with wonderfully unique clients. Read more>>

Rebecca Volynsky

My professional background is in non-profit fund development, event planning, and communications; however, I am now solely focused on my art practice and establishing a food startup inspired by Eastern European and Jewish cuisine. Read more>>

Alexandra Williams

I love being outdoors, especially in the ocean. I thrive when I can build daily rituals around my self-care, and i’m currently challenging myself to rethink the meaning of ‘productivity.’ Read more>>

Chun (venuschun)

As a young child I would peering through the glass outside a ballet class and loved how the pretty pink leotards & tutus & the students pranced gracefully around the room. Read more>>

Woomin Kim

Growing up, I was the “messy” one in the house who was always curious about things, brought trash home, made dresses dirty, wrote nonsense fiction and broke stuff. Read more>>

Rebecca Doughty

I had a free-range childhood in a rural town outside Boston, where my animals and nature and wildlife were my closest companions. Like most kids I loved to draw, and then I never saw any good reason to stop. Read more>>

Madison Trapkin

I rushed home from class to jump and yell excitedly to my now-fiancé about the idea I’d had. I would start my own publication, one that focused on all the things I loved most: food, art, and culture. This was also the beginning. The beginning of GRLSQUASH, a women’s food, art, and culture journal. Read more>>

Katie Lane

All the while I was going through these experiences the value of having the opportunity to develop a studio practice and make meaningful work for the first time was vital to the craft being completely ingrained into my conversations and lifestyle. Read more>>

Taylor Copeland

I was pretty much raised by my grandparents for the first six years of my life, and my grandfather worked (and continues to work) as a cartoonist. He saw I had an interest in art and would give me mini assignments that encouraged me to use new mediums and draw new subjects. Read more>>

Lindsay Griffin

I am in love with this industry and love the passion I see through my stylists. We are a boutique salon that books out about 2 months. We specialize in balayage, vivid colors, textured cuts and of course wedding hair. We have won Best of Boston, Best of Improper and have been published twice in Allure Magazine. Read more>>

Erika Horwitz

A big part of my relationship to art is getting it in front of people and working with other artists. I’ve been exhibiting in Chelsea galleries and through international galleries in some of the major art fairs like Scope. Read more>>

Erica Licea-Kane

I have taught a variety of courses that range from textile processes, drawing, design, mixed media, and experimental printmaking. At my recent job at Wheelock College in Boston, I was the Director of the Towne Art Gallery for 17 years as well as an Associate Professor. Read more>>

Gonzalo Veloz

Currently, I’m a filmmaker/Creative director that has worked with a bunch of people, brands and initiatives from all over the world as a result of being constant, passionate and always pushing the envelope. Read more>>

Johnny Giraldo

This year I’m very proud and happy to be celebrating 20 years teaching Salsa and 15 years of Salsa y Control Dance Company with one goal in mind, “Inspiring Others to Dance” which has been our motto from the beginning! Read more>>

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