Arts & Culture

Art Space: Sarah Manley’s Bubbly Illustrations Boast the Power of Song

Meet the local artist, and musician by trade, whose drawings have gone viral on Instagram.

Art Space is a recurring element in the UpFront section of our print publication that spotlights a local art project making an impact in the city at large. Here’s what’s going on this month: 

Sarah Manley started drawing “on accident.” The 28-year-old is a musician by trade, and through her viral drawings, which reside on her Instagram page, @sarahmanleyart, it’s easy to see where the Station North resident’s inspiration stems from. Whether it’s a song lyric by Taylor Swift, Phoebe Bridgers (pictured right) or Maryland’s own Snail Mail, “I always have the same feeling when I know I want to make art out of it,” says Manley. “My art makes me feel really whole.”

—Courtesy of Sarah Manley