Leah Beach has dedicated her life to the idea that art can change the world and artists are the workforce that will do that. She is a visual artist, photojournalist, and founder of a community arts non-profit called the Developing Artist Collaboration.
Leah discovered that using her creative vision she was able to sustainably impact communities all across the globe. She discovered that simple graphic design, photography, and painting skills can uplift communities by giving them valuable resources, awareness with integrity, and creative community development.
Leah Beach lives in Dewey Beach, Delaware and when she's not running the DAC, she is a professional mural artist creating murals from small intimate private home murals to the side of a hotel in downtown Rehoboth Beach.
Kelsey is one of very few artists who are exploring how public art, interactive art and social media intersect. She believes that art should not be separated from the human experience. Instead the human experience should have a hand in creating the art itself.
Kelsey creates large scale, interactive street murals around the world. Kelsey has created work in Cape Town, Galway, Buenos Aires, Hong Kong, Manchester and New York City (among others). Each piece provides an opportunity for people to become a ‘living work of art.’ Participants are encouraged to post pictures with the work on social media under the hashtag #whatliftsyou with the intent of making social media a kinder place.
Her work has been featured by Taylor Swift, Forbes, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, The Smithsonian and The Today Show.
With over 140,000 followers Kelsey uses her Instagram to continue to explore how art can, and should, weave itself into our daily lives.
Laura is an artist based in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware. She studied Studio Art at the University of North Carolina, Wilmington as well as the Santa Repartata School of International Art in Florence.
Her creative process evolved by experimenting with bold colors, portraits, paint application, reduction and finally movement though pattern and layers. She finds inspiration from nature, textiles, people, her travels and laughter.
“I hope to create space and freedom with my paintings. Room to breathe. To appreciate the succulent flavors of life.”