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Thought Provokers: Del Mar, Encinitas & Carlsbad

San Diego 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 and creative professionals from in and around Del Mar, Encinitas & Carlsbad that we hope you will check out, follow and support.

Nichole Gustas

I’ve always loved working with hair and makeup and I was the go to girl for high school dances and recitals, but I never really believed I could make a successful career out of it. Read more>>

Ari Kasprowicz

From a young age, I new I wanted to land a job in the healthcare field. Having grown up on the East Coast, I wasn’t familiar with anything other than Western Medicine, so naturally that is what I found myself working towards while in college. Read more>>

Kristin Welch

Nearly 7 years ago, I lost a family member who meant the world to me. Even though I had spent my whole life telling her how much I loved her, when she passed away it still never felt like I had told her enough. Read more>>

Dr. Kim Van Dusen

It all started with a dream, Since as far back as I can remember I wanted to start my own brand. I have a background in Television Broadcasting and Psychology and as soon as I became a mom it finally all came together. Read more>>

Ruby Lynn Fuentes

Having no training let alone a license it was something that came natural to me. Later on I attended beauty school and got my license as a cosmetologist. Read more>>

Michelle Hansow and Cynthia Argumedo

I will always have a soft spot for a really good blow out as well, so it just seemed perfect! An extension bar with consistent blow outs were my goal! And that’s how Mane Bar was started! Making hair goals simply attainable! Read more>>

Mary Satterthwaite

I’ve been photographing weddings and engagements now, full time for about 6 years and i can’t imagine doing anything else. I love my job so much, it’s not just what I do, but it’s who I am. Read more>>

Lauren Garcia

My love for photography began many years ago in high school. Ever since I received my first camera, I rarely go anywhere without it. I love documenting my life through my lens. Read more>>

Ally Amodeo

I actually had any interest in taking was a film photography class, that I eventually fell in love with. I started bringing my camera everywhere with me and it became my life, and gave me a purpose. Now, I can’t imagine life without my camera. Read more>>

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