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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.

Kristopher Callejas

I’d been pretty much entirely self-taught up until that point, and their input has really helped me grow in my craft and see how I can tweak my designs and make my work better. Their guidance has honestly been a priceless asset to me. Read more>>

Diana Margarita Garcia

Drawing was always an outlet for me since it allowed for me to illustrate my thoughts and ideas. I was always absorbing information my art teachers presented in public school and I became fascinated by artists such as George Seurat and Frida Kahlo. Read more>>


I was always inspired by the drawings my father illustrated for me. He knew how to draw, and for my young eyes, it was much more polished than just doodles on paper. I also loved watching cartoons like He-Man but, it was one show in particular called “Thundercats” that intrigued my creativity to draw what I saw on screen. Read more>>


I have traveled to many places but Miami has always been home. My whole theme in life as well as art has been “the world”. It applies to being a global and worldly person, aware of other cultures and people and open to traveling anywhere, as well as creating a new and individual world in every painting. Read more>>

Christina Manso

I sketch and design every aspect of the event from theme development, invitations, props and decor – down to the last chocolate covered sweet is sketched! This is where the magic is created. I love to offer a very personalized service creating something different for each client tailored to their unique personalities! Read more>>

Siliza Tremor

Fashion has been a part of my life since I was a little girl. My dad worked at a local apparel manufacturing factory and I remember always playing in fabrics and being in awe of all the beautiful patterns and colors I would see. In school I would join every play just to wear the costumes and use my imagination on stage. Read more>>

Lucid Lucy

I’ve always been an artist, whether it was acting, drawing and currently now photography and graphic design. I was in several movies and shows a few years ago including “Magic City” on Starz, on and off the camera. That was a really proud moment for me because it was when I decided to dive headfirst into doing what I truly loved as a career. Read more>>

Ella Raphaelle Dufrene

Strongly influenced by the abstract expressionistic style of her mother’s artwork, Ella began to experiment with the mixing of different mediums, creating ethereal landscapes in a universe parallel to the way she personally experiences life. Read more>>

Carlos A. Navarro

Since I was a child I loved anything art. However upon completing high school and while attending college… I was ‘persuaded’ to pursue the world of business, which I mostly did for the better part of two decades until I finally decided to abandon the corporate world and pursue my passion for art. Read more>>

Julie Jeffries

Julie’s investigations found that a plant-based diet, rich in whole grains and without processed foods and sugars, had shown to be promising in the control of tumors. Having been a vegetarian during her 20’s, Julie was not intimidated by changing her eating habits to completely cut out animal products, processed foods, and sugars. Read more>>

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