I scoured the country using my best online research skills and reaching out to contacts in various markets to find about two dozen independent artists. They would ultimately become the subject of a series of profiles that showcased their passions and unique personalities. From a chainsaw-wielding ice sculptor to a designer creating wearable art, these are some of my favorite videos from the series.

With a chainsaw in hand, Reverend Butter takes a unique approach to ice sculpting and can even make it snow in Texas.

With a wink and a smile, Go Go Amy brings a dose of retro fun to Seattle in burlesque review.

A passion for music and a vegan lifestyle prompted Dan Perkins to handcraft custom guitar straps from a small shop in Long Beach.

Austin’s Sunny Haralson is on a mission to make women feel beautiful in her custom frocks.