100 Creatives

Phoenix Artist Emily Costello: 100 Creatives

Phoenix is brimming with creativity. And every other year, we put the spotlight on 100 of the city's creative forces. Leading up to the release of this year's Best of Phoenix issue, we're profiling 100 more. Welcome to the 2014 edition of 100 Creatives. Up today: 60. Emily Costello.

Four years ago, artist Emily Costello quit her human resources job and became a full-time artist.

The 50-year-old South Phoenix resident and Phoenix Fridas art collective member says that every day as a full-time creative is different. "The only constant is getting my son to school and home again," Costello says. "In between that and after that I prep for art, make art, thrift for assemblage pieces and cheap art supplies, read, do the icky business part of making art for living -- selling, shipping, delivering..."

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Becky Bartkowski is an award-winning journalist and the arts and music editor at New Times, where she writes about art, fashion, and pop culture.
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