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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.

Alyce Lopez

We desperately navigated through renovations on our 1950’s rambler maximizing our creativity and pocket change. The True House came about organically after documenting our home renovations on social media. Read more>>

William Bird

I already researched the top pin-up photographers in the country. I was in awe of their work. I kept practicing with my lighting to develop my own style. People started to take notice of my work. First, people started asking me to do shoots for them. Then, companies started. Read more>>

Sheen Frost

I create music for people who like to live life to the fullest. No matter your religion or beliefs everyone can feel me. When people listen to my music, I want them to experience the wild/calm sides of life. Keep going and never give up when I’m discouraged, I pray. Read more>>

Optimus Volts

The take away from my pieces is that you can take materials that are discarded and turn them into beautiful pieces of art that can be enjoyed for years. My style of art also helps the environment by reducing the amount of trash produced on earth. Read more>>

Treger and Rob Strasberg

We knew how much excess we had in our own lives, and asked others in our community to pitch in as well. Soon we collected enough to furnish and decorate her entire home. It just started with a pickup truck and a heart for one friend. So many people got involved that even after we completely furnished our friend’s home, people were still donating things. Read more>>

La’ tesha Nicole

From living a fast Streetlife to being delivered and blessed with a second chance to live life again. Giving all glory to GOD. Eturnul has chosen to live her life educating, encouraging and empowering others to live a positive Life Style. Influencing them towards a Godly lifestyle & relationship through music. Read more>>

Michael Brondstetter

I figured out that singles do better for me than EP, so I’m taking the songs that I’m releasing the songs I have for my next CD one single at a time. Depending on how they do and how much attention they receive, the Album will fallow. There are also plans to do single releases of a 3-4 cover song in conjunction with these songs over the next 18-24 months. Read more>>

Jonathan Teopaco

As a Filipino-American, the thought of having our own martial culture was the coolest thing ever. Unfortunately, Filipino martial arts classes were nearly impossible to find, so my journey began when I took up Tae Kwon Do next to a local grocery store. I remained committed through the night of my Black Belt test when I suddenly found exactly what I was looking for. Read more>>

Krysta Randall

I started to paint, a lot, it was so therapeutic. I had found a new purpose. It sounds so cheesy but painting saved me. I was shocked and flattered when I was offered to show them in a studio for the first time last year. This was the first time I had ever even seen my work hanging on a wall, my mind was blown. Read more>>

David Franso

I believe that connecting to my true spirit brought out parts of my character that would otherwise be looked down on in society, but it definitely brought me the most happiness I think anything in this world can. I almost lost my life, so why should I spend the rest of it pursuing the things society expects me to pursue? Read more>>


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