100 Creatives

Tempe Artist Ben Willis: 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: 31. Ben Willis.

"I guess you could say I don't get out much," Ben Willis says.

The 31-year-old Tempe artist and 2014 Contemporary Forum grant winner divvies up most of his time between teaching and creating. "I teach painting and drawing during the school year, but until classes start back up I am working part time at Blick Art Materials in Tempe and locking myself in the studio during off hours," he says.

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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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