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Thought Provokers: East San Diego

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 East San Diego that we hope you will check out, follow and support.

Lyndsey Winters

I love the journey I took to get to where I am. All the ups and downs have done nothing but help me grow into the artist and person I am today. Read more>>

Antonia Burrell

Facilitating me with all my business needs, After having my business for 3 years I’ve built a business known for our diversity in hair textures, and custom enhancement creations. Read more>>

Elena Sanchez

My biggest passions are advocating & educating about mental health, traveling the world, and creatively expressing myself through fashion and lifestyle on my blog. Read more>>

Abby Langholz-Aldava

It all began when I was 17 after I watched a movie with my sister one summer. When the movie was over, I had this overwhelming sense of passion to become a motivational speaker. Read more>>

Susan Laughlin

Cutting our processed foods and carbs was very difficult for me, as I am from New Jersey and have a deep love of all things breaded. I scoured the grocery stores for a bread crumb alternative that fit with my new lifestyle to no avail. Read more>>

lisa Gilbert

From as far back as I can remember I’ve been an entertainer. I would sing and dance in the living room for family, I participated in community talent shows, and Jr. Theater. Read more>>

Gabriel Conover

Wedding photography allows me to combine my 2 passions of art and people. I am able to capture so many uniquely beautiful stories through my job and I am loving every second of it! Read more>>

Barbara Telesmanic

I’m a transplant from Bergen County, NJ, we moved out to southern California in 2007 and I live with my husband and three dogs in the rural east county and we love it! I’ve been a nurse for just about 17 years and I specialize in pediatric oncology and currently work at Rady Children’s Hospital. Read more>>

Linda McDonald

So I got my first DSLR and spent every moment of my free time learning about photography. To say I was obsessed is an understatement. My only regret is not doing it sooner. Read more>>

Elie Kennedy

I am a mother driven to create. To express my deep grief and sadness through my art. Reaching out to others that are suffering with depression. I try to channel the painful energy to create something beautiful and positive. With my son in mind, always. Read more>>

Alex Shakuto

While me and my wife Lena was traveling in Germany, where he lives now, he did a couple rad color tattoos for me and for her. Since that time tattoos have become my passion, I always love to draw and choose black tattoos for my way in the tattoo world. Read more>>

Rosa Scafidi Piraino

I’ve been drawing, painting, and sculpting since preschool. With a large extended family of musicians, singers, culinary and visual artists, creative outlets were ever-present growing up. Read more>>

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