We asked some of the city’s leading artists and creatives to tell us about how they decided to pursue an artistic or creative career. We’ve shared some highlights below.

Gabriella Carr | Content Creator, Bookstagrammer, & Entrepreneur

When I was younger I never considered myself to be much of an artist. Paint, canvases, and sketching just weren’t for me. However, I always had a love for theater, photography, public speaking, and writing. These floated in my mind when I thought about what I wanted to be when I grew up, but I never thought I would be able to do all three. When I learned about content creation, I was immediately pulled in because it was a fun and modern way to mix writing and photography. Read more>>

Yovita Wihardi | Food styling & charcuterie maker

I got my degree in Architecture and I have always love decorating and designing things so the art of making a charcuterie board interested me. Read more>>

Andrea Dratch | Actor | Producer

I chose a creative career for the ability to challenge myself and to create my own path. I love to surround myself with art. In this career there is always room for growth and ideas. You get to meet new creative people and go to new places. Read more>>