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Ismael is a native Wichitan whose love of the arts comes from frequent visits to museums and the local library as a youngster. He has been fabricating for 17 years with a specialty in metal. Including partnering with Festival De Cine Latino, a 501c3 non-profit, to bring the annual FDCLA Latin Film Festival to Wichita Falls from the Dallas Metroplex, he promotes the arts by hosting the annual Los Muertos Festival in Wichita Falls, which he co-founded. He contributes to the art community by consistently working on projects for non-profits and owns an outdoor venue downtown on Travis street for artists to create and display their work throughout the year.