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Thought-Provokers: Point Loma & Shelter Island

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 Point Loma & Shelter Island that we hope you will check out, follow and support.

Garrett Goodwin

The ocean and the clouds inspire my day to day life. I am a free thinking builder who chooses to listen to nature and the conversations that happen when things provide a challenge. I am happy to share with the rest of the world my experiences in Art. Read more>>

Lauren LeVieux

My story, in a way, is just beginning. My goals are clear. I have the time, the education, the vision and the art studio to work toward my dreams. My family moved to France when I was 15. That is where I discovered art, literature and language. Read more>>

Cody Sherman

The Band of Gringos formed organically from jamming at our bass players house. We started by playing a couple random backyard gigs and the response was really good, so we just kept on doing shows. Read more>>

Susan Hewitt

There’s someone in my family that created one of the most famous pieces of artwork everyone is familiar with but few remember his name. Mount Rushmore created by Gutzon Borglum, my great uncle. My mother, Jean Borglum Brinkema, always told me to stay in Arts. I guess it’s in the genes. Read more>>

Sarah Izidoro

Photography was always something that I was passionate about since a young age. I would take my moms camera to school and snap away. The amount of money my mom spent on developing film was outrageous. Read more>>

Lisa Weaver

My passion for photography was nothing more than a hobby up until a few years ago when I transitioned from the office/accounting world to full time professional photographer. Read more>>

Nicki Yarwick

SD Tattoo has been one of the biggest blessings in my life, I was able to learn application and techniques from over a dozen talented and experienced artists. I wouldn’t be doing so well this early into my career if it wasn’t for this shop. Read more>>

Peggy Fischbeck

I was an art major at a liberal arts college, and after graduation, I worked in a small commercial art studio for a few years. Looking for adventure, I joined the Navy. Read more>>

Nancy Tokos

Arts District resident portrait artist since 2012, Nancy Tokos, working artist studio in Barracks 14, 2770 Historic Decatur Road, is a small jewel next to the great big Liberty Public Market. Her passion is being the Inaugural Curator for Liberty Public Market Art Exhibit. Read more>>

Joanne Newman

Draw something an adult can recognize and the accolades get you hooked. Oh, and not to mention all of the colors! Artists can crave those like sweets. “Tripping-out” on an art project is really my happy place. Read more>>


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