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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.

Cedric Brazle

My time with the band helped me sharpen my creativity as I helped to write, produce, and record the band’s self-titled debut album. It also exposed me to different sounds and ways to use my voice, a lesson I took with me as I started my solo career. Read more>>

Kim Mesches

I started working on photoshoots as a stylist assistant for clients ranging from Bloomingdales to Ralph Lauren. After a few years working on both my design work and styling work, I decided to give my clothing line a break and focus on styling as well as more artistic projects. Read more>>

Moises J. Fuentes

As an adult I use it to my advantage when working on my projects. You’ll probably catch me talking to myself because I get very involved in what I am doing. I began shooting and editing videos when I was 14. I helped start the TV Production class in my high school. Read more>>

FreakJawn

I started in Miami,FL three years ago. It was a personal blog that I created to deal with the ups and downs of being an exotic dancer. Eventually it became a clothing brand to express the sexiness but simplicity of my daily life. I created crop tops for the on the go individual in Miami’s tropical climate but affordable for my age range group (21-28). Read more>>

Rick Moon

Music always fascinated me and I think my dad had a lot to do with developing that sensibility in me. There was always a Spanish guitar in the house and he’d frequently play it. I’d already been messing around and trying to figure out punk songs before this but it was around 12 years old that I started taking it more seriously. Read more>>

DJ Aloona

Aloona dedicates her free time to teaching her skills to those who share her passion for music with private DJ classes as well as producing her own music. She collaborates with DJ’s in the underground scene and produces Deep, Tech and Afro House tracks. Read more>>

Rosemarie Romero

I wanted to make art that empowered women, LGBTQ, and people of color by celebrating diversity, pleasure, and cultural exchange. I started making mixed media collages of vintage lesbian and gay erotica dripping in the paint, and then I started Porn Nails- a pop-up nail salon that invades public space. Read more>>

DieAlps!

Our style at that time was often described as “waltzy baroque-pop” with lyrics that reflected Connie’s growing up abroad and her life changes in the States. From there we continued to evolve, distancing ourselves from our waltzy beginnings, while also adding some male vocals to the mix. Read more>>

John Caignet

My passion for music and radio started at a very young age. My mother and father used to tell my siblings and me to record ourselves on my fathers top of the line cassette recorder speaking to our grandparents and telling them what we were doing, how elementary school was, new friends, etc. Read more>>

Rudy Mage

At a young age, Mage found outlets to express his creativity from drawing to creative design. At the age of 18, he started printing and selling t-shirts out of his car. He would park and walk 30 blocks up and down the street, knock on every single door and then go back down the other side. Read more>>

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