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.

Eboni Muse | Singer, Actress, CNA/Childcare

I found a love for the arts starting in elementary school during my first talent show. The ladies who ran the after school program were sisters and they sang semi-professionally, they saw I had a talent for singing and I sang in my very first talent show and the rest is history. Read more>>

Drew McGill | Photographer

I was attracted to photography and video from a young age. Being able to capture moments with my friends when we were younger felt like a pretty cool way to document our youth and be able to look back at those moments as we grew older. From surf trips, family vacations, parties and friends bands I always had a camera. It a great and beautiful way to see the world. Read more>>

Nancy Walowina | Amateur Photographer/Dog Influencer

I have always been artistic and creative since I was a young girl. Since I have retired my creative juices have been able to flow so much easier. I thought when I had more time on my hands I would take up painting again, but the photography which I have always loved to do peaked my interest more. Most of my creativity has been in the form of the photographs I take of my dogs for Instagram and Facebook. I love to experiment with lighting and set designs. I also design and sew many of my dogs gowns, dresses, bandanas and jackets. Love to add retro jewellery as accessories. Read more>>

Siggy Bobonis | Actor / Filmmaker / Powerlifter

I decided to pursue a career in acting because I felt like it was a calling to me. Growing up, I’ve always leaned towards having creative hobbies such as playing with Legos, sketching, and writing. When I found my passion for the world of filmmaking and acting, I knew right away that this was the career path that I wanted. I love that is creatively challenging; that I really dig deep and think outside of the box to bring my characters to life. Being an actor has not only taught me a lot about myself, but learning about the characters I play has really broadened my perception and helped me understand people and their behaviors as well. Read more>>