We had the good fortune of connecting with Isabelle Amato and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Isabelle, we’d love to hear about how you approach risk and risk-taking
Taking risks is the single most important thing that has helped me grow and achieve more in every aspect of my life. Risk taking is reliant on trusting yourself even when no one else sees your vision. Taking a leap of faith is the difference between living a comfortable life and living the life of your dreams. The thing I always tell myself is “you’ll never know until you try”. For a long time, I was so afraid of going after what I wanted because of the fear of failure, rejection, and judgement. I realized that without trusting myself and believing in the dreams that I hold dear to me, I would never be able to even know if I could have succeeded in the first place. In the creative world, risk taking is everything. I am a creator, a writer, singer/songwriter, photographer, and an entrepreneur. If I had never taken the risk to see where my passion and abilities could take me, I would never be in the position I am now. Taking the risk, in my experience, is always worth it. It is about trial and error and if you never try, you will never see your goals come to fruition- your comfort zone will kill you.
Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
My creative endeavors currently include my project In House Collective, a local media outlet that focuses on the youth creative scene and features art, culture, and community within the city. Aside from this, I am also a singer and songwriter. I’m very excited for the future of the collective as we are rebranding and focusing on collaborating with local artists in different ways. I am also working on releasing a debut EP as my own personal music endeavor sometime this fall which has been a long time dream of mine. I’ve learned through all of these projects that creating and art is what I am passionate about and that as long as I follow what I love I will be fulfilled and succeed in what I do. I encourage others to stay true to what they find important and believe in their creative passions as well, especially in a world that often tells you that it isn’t attainable or practical. I’m all about following what starts a fire inside of you and that is exactly what In House Collective and I represent.
Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
I would definitely take a friend to a concert at Red Rocks or one of the other fun venues in town like the Fillmore, Mission Ballroom, or the Ogden. Aside from this, I would have to show them around some of my favorite spots in town like RiNo with all of the amazing street art and LoHi. I love Linger in LoHi along with this funky bar called Forest Room 5. One of my favorite places outdoors is the Platte River Bridge and Confluence park as well!
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
My shoutout is first and foremost dedicated to Denver as a whole and the flourishing creative community that sparked a love of creating for myself to start my business In House Collective and that inspires me as a singer to pursue my creative endeavors. I am so grateful for the local response to this project and the love and support that has come from it. I have an immense amount of gratitude for my fellow creators and dreamers that uplift and inspire me.
Isabelle Amato and Brynn Bowolick