Artistic and creative careers are among the most rewarding, but they also come with unique challenges. We asked some of the city’s best creatives to tell us why they choose to pursue a creative career.

Logan Lopez | Owner & Master Artist & Educator at Perfect 10 Beauty Bar

From a very young age, my passion for all things art was very clear. I remember being in 4th grade and our entire grade had a drawing contest. And out of hundreds of students, I won! My school sent me to this fancy dinner where I got an award and also got to meet the artist of the animated movie Over The Hedge. Read more>>

Kristen Powell | Live Music Photographer & Music Journalist

Pursuing subjects in the Arts allowed me to sharpen my creativity skills. Creativity is one of the most sought-after traits by employers today as it leads to innovative thinking so that people can think outside of the box and come up with new solutions. Ever since I was a kid, I was the daydreamer, imagining the possibilities and wonders of the world. Read more>>

Alaetra (Blvcklae) Chisholm | Creator and Event Strategist

I’ve always known that I would have an artistic and creative career. I come from a long line of creative lineage — a family of musicians, dancers, singers, and multi-hyphenate creatives, so it was only right that I tap into my personal creativity. Read more>>