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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.

Sid Hoeltzell

I’m currently looking for the next wild location, maybe it’ll be a bowl of chili atop an outcropping in Bryce Canyon. Yum. Food and beverage photography is my passion. I’ve shot for companies all over the world… it’s a small planet after all. Read more>>

Diego armando Mendoza

I started my career as a fashion stylist about 7-8 years ago after finishing my studies in industrial engineering and fashion design in my country, I moved to New York in 2012 with the purpose of learning, knowing, inspiring and finding out which way of fashion industry to move forward. Read more>>

Alfio Lora

I believe we all, at one point in time have heard of people whom have picked up an activity as a hobby and their passion for it is so strong, they eventually turned it into their profession. When I first bought a film camera back in the eighties. Read more>>

Gustavo Ramirez

I’ve been drawing and painting since I can remember, and as I grew older I couldn’t wait to graduate from school to pursue my dream. I knew I needed to leave Nicaragua, because there aren’t many opportunities for artists in my country. Read more>>

Lindsay Biondo

My career didn’t start in the design world, I originally wanted to curate at the MoMA in New York City and after landing a job there my first year out of college, I discovered working in the art world wasn’t for me. Read more>>

Andres “Dias Creativos” Pico

My knowledge in design and street art has evolved and matured now and keeps on of course. As I keep working on my craft I have found a unique style that I am currently working on that will eventually evolve into something else. Read more>>

Marija Kocevska

When it comes to makeup my goal is to emphasize every woman’s face in a unique way that highlights what makes her beautiful. Since I moved to Miami I had the opportunity to work with amazing people that have been such an inspiration for me and continue to do so. Read more>>

Koleen Estrada

I brushed up on playing piano and picked up guitar in between lessons, jamming with the other instructors. I also began songwriting in the empty rooms that weren’t being used and really found myself committing to music at that point. It’s been a love story ever since. Read more>>

Karry Ka-Ying Poon

Though I hate lizards- the weather is nice, and I found a great team to work with. Ever since then I’ve been taking it tattoo by tattoo, continuing my path to becoming an established artist while enjoying the liberties this line of work enables me to have. Read more>>

Rubens Fogacci

My sinuous forms bring us childishly to the dream, to the imaginary, to the magical, to surrender to the unconscious, to the dreams, to the disturbing and subtle ambiguities of the sublimated worlds to give life to magical realism. Read more>>

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