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.

Diani Guyton | Photographer & Creator of Real Creative

I couldn’t help it. It was fun and it’s where I found the people who understand me the best. Once I saw that there were people actually making careers from it, I knew I was supposed to be doing it too. Read more>>

Money Making Sace | Artist

There’s no better than feeling that creating. Whether if I’m rapping, producing, engineering, or designing clothes, the feeling is amazing. I don’t do it for clout though, I understand everyone isn’t going like some of the things I create but that’s perfectly fine, as long as I like it. I began pursuing music my senior year of high school. It really all started after I didn’t make my high school basketball team. Looking back, I’m glad it happened, I hated running, and getting yelled by coaches. But I still love the game though ( Allen Iverson is better than Micheal Jordan). Music is everything to me, I create everyday, one of these best feelings is seeing other people listen to my music. Performing at shows be feeling like a dream, it’s only going to get better. Read more>>

Margaret Rios | Make-Up Artist

I pursed an artistic career, because it was a way for me to express myself, I’ve always wanted women to feel beautiful, with or without makeup. Read more>>

Sarah Kirk | Artist & Illustrator

My mother supported my love of art from an early age. When I was just nine years old, she enrolled me in an adult oil-painting class. My painting instructor taught me with the same dedication as she did her older students. Now, as a mom and foster mom, I continue to share my love of art with my children. I’ve found that if you make time for yourself, and pursue your passions, you actually have more to give to your kids. Read more>>