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Thought-Provokers: Downtown & Brickell

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 Downtown & Brickell that we hope you will check out, follow and support.

Alvin Hernandez

I’ve been very fortunate, I’m always surrounded by great people. Though I’m at the beginning of my art career, just recently I decided to take a step back to continue perfecting my craft before getting to the next chapter. Surrealism is the future. Read more>>

Nicole Salcedo

My life-long interest has always been in the more subtle parts of reality, such as the movement of energy, mysticism, and spiritual development. This was due to my strict Christian upbringing, interwoven with Caribbean folk traditions that my grandmothers passed on to my mother and I. Read more>>

Jay Pegg

I never planned on pursuing photography full time. I took pictures for fun and posted on Instagram. I realized that with photography I was more in control of my creativity. I could shoot and convey better what I wanted people to see in me. Read more>>

ALFREDO

From an early age, Alfy’s curiosity to learn new things and to explore the world has fueled his insatiable quest for discovering, collecting and sharing advanced music with people from all corners of the globe. Read more>>

Ahol Sniffs Glue

I was in a band. Wasn’t a great musician. Eventually started doing “Graffiti” – learned about life. Got more and more into how amazing the creative world is. Read more>>

LOIC ERCOLESSI

Art made introduced itself to me at age 8. After being admitted to a hospital for a disease that almost claimed me; I crossed path with a teenager who gave me one of his paintings as a token of our friendship. Read more>>

Junior’s Band

Junior’s Band performs a unique combination of mainstream pop songs by artists such as Dua Lipa and Calvin Harris with Tropical-hip rhythms underneath. Read more>>

Suzanne Batlle

My story started when I was laid off from my mortgage banking job in 2008. I had to hustle as I had two children, cancer and a divorce shortly after. My children proded me to open an ice cream store. Read more>>

Natalya Kochak

My work became about culture. It became about community and intersectionality. I began to see the differences and the similarities and I wanted to explore this. I also became interested in analyzing photography, but to create paintings, videos, and other pieces. Read more>>

Cory Finot

I worked for Tony Goldman from 2004 till 2010, I consider him my mentor. I was the general manager of Wish restaurant in south Beach. I opened my first business in Miami in 2010 with my good friend chef Claude Postel it was called Buena Vista Deli a few blocks North of the design district. Read more>>

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