The Sugarhouse community is largely made up of artists and creatives - one of most resident's favorite aspects of our charming neighborhood. In the spirit of celebrating our local artists, Got Beauty and Upwall Design teamed up with Sugarhouse Art Walk. Excited to feature artists like Rai Lindberg, Trijsten Leach, Anne Flowers, Hector Corpus at our upcoming art walk - just to name a few, we were eager to chat about all things art and their journey to become prolific artists.
It takes all types to make the beauty-verse go round. Perhaps not surprisingly, artists of all sorts are oftentimes the ones running the show behind the scenes. After all, appreciating beauty is what art is all about, right? Elated for a chance to collaborate at the upcoming Sugarhouse Art Walk, we jumped at the opportunity to chat with our Got Beauty family and see what creative greatness they get up to on their off hours.
There are people whose life path inevitably seems to push them towards a position of teacher and leader - and Essie Shaw is one of those people. Essie is a multi-talented artist in every sense of the word: photographer, painter, 3D sculpture, art space curator, and a strong advocate for our LGBTQA+ and BIPOC community. Her goal is to create artwork that represents the greatness of Black America, rather than just the struggles, or the degrading past. With a strong local following, her reach is only growing, and she’s got important things to say - and we sat her down at the Got Beauty headquarters so we could have the pleasure to listen.
If you’re a Salt Lake City local, you've likely heard of the activist, artist, and photographer, Cat Palmer; you might have seen her award-winning photography and mixed media art, or seen her covering pressing issues on Good Things Utah. This badass artist and activist has many platforms and she utilizes these platforms to take on crucial issues with poise, bravery, and style. We were delighted when she agreed to pop by the Got Beauty headquarters to treat us to an interview, letting us in on her mesmerizing life.
Professional actress, successful model, YouTube star, supreme bloggess…we seriously doubt that there’s much local celebrity Deena Marie can’t do; the world is her oyster! And we can’t think of a more perfect candidate to sport our brand spankin’ new Tequila Sunrise lipstick on the cover of our Spring POPS Box (set for release on March 1st). She was kind enough to entertain a few questions during last week’s photo shoot so we could get to know the real Deena. Lo and behold, her personality is as sweet, bright and bold as the lipstick itself (if not more so)! If you ask us, we would easily go as far as to call her SLC's very own sweetheart!