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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.

Felix and Alex Alvarez

Our story started back in the in 2006 we were both working on an indie horror feature in the peanut capital of the world, Dothan Alabama. I was hired on to a feature film as a sound mixer, and Felix was pretty green just like fresh out of school, I think it was his 1st like real gig out of college. Read more>>

Adrian Plasencia

It all started back when I first became interested in design. I would handcraft my own products and would then go ahead and photograph them. Once I picked up a camera and began to shoot, I realized that my true passion all along was photography. I began to chase my dream as a photographer from then on. Read more>>

Josephine Phoenix

I’m definitely a student of the world. I was born in Miami (actually Hialeah – cue the roosters) and raised between 3 cities; Miami, Hollywood (Florida), and Brooklyn NYC. So it’s safe to assume my personality ranges from Brooklyn Grit, Suburb self-reflections, and Miami Loud. Read more>>

Freddy Espin

Venezuelan guy moved to Miami 2014 to start a new life, artist by nature nothing planned just blowing with the win to put feeling on paper, drawing was my hobby, today it’s my passion.My art comes from my heart about feelings experiences even the bad ones gave me the best inspiration, I drawing on paper exploring between pencils watercolor pens. Read more>>

Raquel Ramirez

My art is largely based on the collaborations of different voices & perspectives. You can find me hosting and curating a local music competition called The FLEX, modeling for photos & videos, and showing everyone what Miami has to offer via Verge Magazine, a UK lifestyle blog. My ultimate goal with everything I do is to connect the dots within the community. Read more>>


I was born in Bogotá, Colombia, and at five years old, I moved to Miami with my mom, brother, and sister. I grew up listening to Disney music and then ventured more into the music around me, including Latin music, Pop, Classic Rock, and religious music. I was obsessed with every creative outlet I could find from dancing to acting. Read more>>


Roly and Andres are multi-instrumentalists that met 25~years ago in a little music store in Hialeah, Florida named Music-Magic, in which Andres worked as a part-time employee. At their early teenage years they were performing with different bands either together or apart. Read more>>

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