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.

Beto Sanchez | Artist

I knew I wanted to be an artist at a young age. I remember being a kid and enjoying drawing and painting like any other kid does. It was like a gut feeling, which now I can call my intuition. Creating gave me a feeling of joy, painting was always an outlet to explore, play and learn. I think the main reason why I pursued my artistic career was to speak my emotions, to show my sensibility towards the world that needs artists that speak from their soul. Read more>>

King Tetrus | Average Overachiever & Wordsmith

Peace and Blessings! Check Check – King Tetrus here! Why did I pursue the arts? In the most poetic sense – music has chosen me I am currently in a 30 plus year love affair with hiphop! That same love became the catalyst for self reflection and understanding who I am. Music has always served as therapy and been the consistent source to feed my soul. I lived my life as a corporate fraud – living for the weekend and on these mental vacations all I ever wanted to do was rap! Making a record requires a level of honesty and vulnerability that I felt was vacant in my life and music changed that! Read more>>

Sadia J. | Brand strategist, Founder, Writer & Creative consultant.

Because I feel my best when I create. Whether that’s writing, designing a new shirt for MUSELOVELYCHAOS.COM, or simply putting some content together I just love to see things come to life! And sometimes be even better than I pictured. Read more>>

Luis Corona | Ballet Dancer & Photographer

My entire life has been surrounded by art. As a student I was exposed to the arts in my school where I learned about music, dance, art, and theater. From a young age, I used the arts to express myself. I see art in my every day life, from the leaves blowing in the wind or even in a person’s smile. With art, I can be myself, but can also be any other character that I choose to create. To me, art is the only thing in life that transcends time and is eternal. Read more>>

Keila Lorena | Actress

I decided to pursue acting when I realized that this is my life purpose. I want to be able to tell stories that move people emotionally: to inspire, to express, to connect. After trying different career paths, I am proud to say that I found what I was meant to be and haven’t stopped since then, as this is what sets my soul on fire and what I want to do for the rest of my life. What motivates me is to be able to embody characters that people can relate to, identify with and feel empowered by… I feel that this will be my contribution to making the world a better place. Read more>>