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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.

JazzM Tarver

I started writing about my personal life experiences, and after a very short time, realizing that I had a talent for storytelling. It wasn’t until an old friend saw the potential in me and introduced me to her cousin who had experience in the music industry and would help me birth my music career. Read more>>

Amanda Madrigal

I believe now is the best time to be an artist! There are so many new opportunities, and the arts community has been stronger than ever. We are being immersed with more art and culture than ever before, and I believe that creativity is becoming valued more and more each day. Read more>>

Andres Rivera

In 2010 I purchased a Canon T2I camera, and so my career in visual arts began. I started shooting anything I could while attending film school at YouTube University. I did this for about three years until the hustle paid off. I got my first break to direct a music video for an artist who is part of the rap group A$AP Mob. Read more>>

Patty Suau

Despite it being a challenge to constantly look at my shadows, I’ve grown to love them. I’ve had help I didn’t even know existed! Vulnerability and I are finally friends. Even though she still intimidates the shit out of me every now and again, I’ve gone from rigid and self-loathing, to pleasure-seeking and unapologetically self-loving. Read more>>

Suria Pivaral

I saw my mom doing flowers and loving her garden. She passed away at a very young age at 44. And now In my adult life, I began doing decorations with flowers and bringing all my memories back, and thanks to my 2 college kids they helped me to realize I do have a talent and explore and enjoy.they are my life, and now I thanked them for supporting me in this new chapter of my life. Read more>>

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>>

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>>

Mir

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>>

THE VOLTRONYX

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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