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Thought-Provokers: Fort Lauderdale

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 Fort Lauderdale that we hope you will check out, follow and support.

Jupiter Jones

During childhood I taught myself how to sew and created many cosplays and accessories by hand. As I progressed in my craft, I realized my time could be spent better in marketing and event appearances so I switched over to helping support a seamstress. Read more>>


Yardij has been together for 5 years in November! All of the members (Deja, Alex, Nick, and Anthony) attended Cooper City High together, except for Jordan who went to Western. Read more>>

Jenn Melissa

I have always had a fascination with makeup. I remember as a little girl, watching my mom do her makeup and seeing how something as simple as putting on mascara would light up her eyes. Read more>>

Carrington Ware

I always enjoyed two major things which were drawing people and looking at the graphic icons on The Print Shop CD. The love for these things was definitely inspired by my parents and has inevitably found a way into my creative endeavors. Read more>>

Ashley Christine

Makeup has always been a passion of mine since I was a little girl. When most little girls were busy playing with Barbies, I was busy playing in makeup and doing my nails and sewing clothing. Read more>>

Johnathan Kayne Gillaspie

I have since built my career on empowering women through my designs and sharing my experiences. I want to be there supporting you, cheering you on, giving you confidence. I want all women of every shape, size, race or age to have the opportunity to wear one of my designs and feel beautiful and worthy. Read more>>

Staci Black

Originally a Musician, I played drums and sang in numerous bands throughout the 80’s and early 90’s. i started tattooing in 1994. In 1997 i started working at a shop on the boardwalk in Wildwood N.J. where i met and was taken under the wing of my mentor. Read more>>

Evan Snow

I’m just a regular guy whose extremely passionate about pursuing my passions and making my community a better place to live. I’m a Native South Floridian hailing from Coral Springs in Broward County and the long and short end of it is. Read more>>

Dominic Zingale, DK

The complexity of being comfortable creating art and an unknown genre intrigued my curiosity. Since then the photography journey has been the path I’ve taken and fallen in love with. Read more>>

Solar Suzy

I dreamed of one day being a DJ and musician. In 1975, I was five and had envisioned a type of music that hadn’t existed yet. It was electronic with acidy sounds and dreamy synth melodies. The five year old me told everyone that in the year 2000. Read more>>

1 Comment

  1. Catalina

    March 30, 2018 at 9:07 pm

    Thank you so much VoyageMIA for the feature! And kudos to all of the amazing artists featured here as well!

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