Many thanks to Shoutout LA for the recent feature on Gallery 164. It was a great pleasure working with the Shoutout LA team, and I appreciate the work they are doing on many levels, but especially for small business owners. Gallery 164 sends its own shoutout to Gallery 164 artist Carmen Grier for her recommendation of Gallery 164.

Read more: Gallery 164 Featured in Shoutout LA

About Shoutout LA

Every day we ask our contributors and interviewees questions designed to spark meaningful conversations.  We ask questions about life, work, love, parenting, finances, and more. Questions like how you think about risk-taking, work-life balance, or online dating. We ask entrepreneurs why they started their business and we ask artists what their work is inspired by.

We think meaningful conversations are at the heart of community building.  We also think every voice matters and that these conversations shouldn’t be led by billionaires, media elites, or celebrities.  We feel it’s far more relevant to hear from the folks who make up the fabric of our communities – small business owners, mom-and-pops, and independent artists and creatives.

Shoutout LA is part of the Los Angeles-based Voyage Group of Magazines, and our flagship publication, VoyageLA, was started in 2015.  Since then, we’ve grown to almost a dozen cities, generated millions of page views, and helped tens of thousands of entrepreneurs and creatives share their stories. Along the way we’ve built a vibrant and highly engaged community and Shoutout is about giving that community an opportunity to go beyond stories.  By focusing on topics that are relevant to almost everyone we hope to inspire important conversations within the community and do so in way that puts artists, creatives and local businesses at the center of these conversations.