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Thought-Provokers: South 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 South San Diego that we hope you will check out, follow and support.

Clark Silva

Music has been extremely important to me in my life, and I usually use the phrase “Music Saves” in my work. Music and art are celebratory, and I want that joy to come across in my work. I want what I make to connect with the audience the way music connects with me. Read more>>

Jaryl Cabuco

In the later years I took up concert & event photography in 2012 where I met Joe Kay & Andre Power of Soulection a very new music collective at the time, they opened my eyes, ears and mind to what is called the ‘future beats’ genre. Meeting them created new avenues to my creativity as well as meeting very like-minded individuals who still continue to inspire me to this day. Read more>>

Jason Acton

The unique story I have to tell about my life so far as an artist, is a pursuit of what makes me happy and what comes natural to me as an artist, creating. It’s being able to express my inner creative consciousness through my vision of the world I interact with.  Read more>>

Cecilia Huerta

My photography journey began in high school many years ago. I used to love creating art and then running to the dark room to develop my photographs. After high school, I had no access to nice cameras or a darkroom so my passion for photography went dormant for a long time. While I owned a regular 35mm camera, it just wasn’t the same. In 2005, my husband gave me my first digital camera. Read more>>

Krystle Diaz

My journey as a calligrapher actually started off with curiosity, fueled with ambition and creativity. It was around October 2015, when I was scrolling on my personal Instagram feed where I saw my friend, who was an event planner, had shared some of her calligraphy work. Read more>>

Tiffany Allen

I wasn’t always a painter. When I was a kid, I actually wanted to be a philosopher, singer/rapper or dancer. I guess, I was always a artist of creativity though. I recently started painting back in 2017, using art as a means of healing therapy for my anxiety. I hit an obstacle in the road of life. Read more>>

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