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Thought-Provokers: Coral Gables

Miami has always had an artistic soul. The culture and heritage of our city, like most great cities, owes a tremendous debt to the arts community. Supporting local art is something we care deeply about and we’d like to do everything we can to help the local arts community thrive. Unfortunately, too often media attention is monopolized by corporate interests and tabloid gossip – but culture doesn’t come from a focus on celebrity breakups it comes from a focus on the arts.

Below, you’ll find some incredible artists from in and around Coral Gables that we hope you will check out, follow and support.

Antonella Nakfour

My passion for journalism comes hand in hand with my passion to travel and see the world. I believe as a journalist you can develop the power and influence to move around the world and practice what you love. I have been lucky enough to work hard and travel around the world for a bit. Read more>>

Mariana Frontado

I fell in love with the Makeup industry when I was 16 years old. It all started with my first job as a makeup sales associate and I learnt and master the art of eyebrow shaping. Read more>>

Justice Michael

It all started when I was three years old and got my first drum kit for Christmas! When I sat behind the kit, I felt the rhythms naturally flow out of me. From that day on, I knew I wanted to do music for my life. Read more>>

Samantha Lazarus

While there I earned the opportunity to design and paint a mural for Jungle Island and I was also a featured artist on the DIY Network show Desperate Landscapes. After graduation, I became a fine arts high school teacher while also continuing to participate in local art shows and events. Read more>>

Kyle Schroeder

I have a passion for saxophone, jazz, expression, and preforming and I want to make a life for myself centered around my passions! I am currently going into my Junior year at the University of Miami. Read more>>

Ivan Santiago

I discovered how useful film photography was as a way to recover some of these fleeting places overcome by new construction plans. In college, I began working with medium format film cameras to document more clearly. Read more>>

Natalia Chavarria

The experiences I have lived through have shaped me into the person I am and inevitably influence my art and what I create. My story is one that is shared and common, and I find it beautiful to be a part of something as unifying as shared experiences. Read more>>

David Alvarez

Growing up I always wanted to be a film director. There was something about telling stories visually that really attracted me. But back then, technology wasn’t where it was today. Read more>>

Bianca Jade

I attended a performing arts school in Miami where I learned more about jazz and music in general. Today I am singing and also writing music everyday for myself and other artists. Read more>>

Helena Carmouze

Drawing things at the age of 5, singing and dancing. Anything artistic or creative and I wanted to be a part of it. I spend the majority of my middle and high school years immersed in art, choir and dance. Read more>>

VantaBlack, Chire Regans

My family moved to South Florida from Saint Louis, Missouri when I was 9. I was introduced to Art soon after and my teacher at the time helped nurture my creative path. During my junior year of high school I suffered the loss of a dear friend due to gun violence, James Reid III. Read more>>

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