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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.

Daisy Claudio

My passion for photography started at a young age. I have always had an obsession with the photos in magazines. I would collect tons of magazines and admire all the art work. Read more>>

Miami Musicians band

When most bands come together, it seems to happen almost by accident. There’s music being played, and the musicians just turn up one way or another. Miami Musicians Band, however, came about in a very different way. Read more>>

Gianna DiBartolomeo

As an “undecided” major, I took a drawing class as an elective. That class changed my educational path and professional goals. I realized that art was much more than the ability to replicate what was in front of you – it’s about expressing ideas. Read more>>

Tom E. Gordon

Tom E. is an accomplished jazz guitarist who creates an upscale ambiance for any occasion. Specializing in smooth jazz covers of pop/rock standards everyone knows and loves; including classics by Stevie Wonder, The Beatles, Steely Dan, and Santana, to name a few. Read more>>

Michael Gray

I have spent the past two decades observing the changes in the ecology of Florida including the Everglades, ocean and wetlands. My body of work explores the relationship between myself and the ever changing South Florida environment. Read more>>

Derrick Dymalski

I used to want to become famous for selfish reasons, but after traveling and falling in love with foreign cultures I decided I wanted to heal the planet and people through music. Read more>>

Carlos Rafael Rivera

The day I am able to play it note by note,” I thought, “I will be an amazing guitarist!” And after a few years, that fateful day came…but something unexpected happened. As soon as I’d nailed the last note in that solo, I was overwhelmed with the realization that I had not written it. Read more>>

Ignacio Font

The feeling of not belonging still haunts my paintings. I look forward to continuing to paint with thoughts of refugees, outsiders, places of comfort, the constant search for a place to call home, and the insecurity of not having a place filling my canvases. Read more>>

Yas Gonzalez

This initial success is what motivated me to officially start my own line and open the doors to the Yas Gonzalez Boutique and Atelier. Behind the doors of my boutique one can find anything from a dress for brunch, to a red carpet-worthy piece. Read more>>

Jean Blackwell Font

I can recall the moment I knew I wanted to be an artist. I was probably 4 or 5 years old, and I made several little drawing of animals and put them together as a little book. I was so happy with my creation, I decided then I wanted to be an artist. Read more>>

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