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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.

Lucia Diaz

I started making Modern Abstract paintings in wood, and then I promoted and distributed them through “Mercado Libre Venezuela” which was very popular website. Read more>>

Kate Oakley

My goal is to help my clients stand out in a crowd of competitors, especially on social media. Professional photography gives your business a competitive edge and this is the message I want to deliver to the South Florida area and beyond! Read more>>

Ryan Sirois

There is no good or bad, right or wrong, to living. What I’ve found is the importance of embracing all parts of self and the walk of human experience. Read more>>

Vincent Miranda

As I relocated and made my way through art school, I found myself constantly referencing these traits which are specific to the South, in particularly those that make up the culture surrounding Southern HipHop. Read more>>


I dealt with setbacks, self doubt, and life changing events during that period. I even quit music for 6 months due to losing so much self confidence. That changed after I was involved in a horrific car crash in December of 2017. Read more>>

Brian Ballance

I remember the first decision I ever made on my own, at 5 years old, was to “be in movies.” Flash forward 17 years, and the opportunity came up to be in a tv pilot. Read more>>

Andres Hernandez

I always loved the arts, in my early high school years I began taking art classes and spent a lot of time drawing, painting and other types of arts. When I was a senior in high school and we were looking at college options I was leaning towars Puerto Rico’s top art school… Read more>>

Beatriz Arevalo

At the beginning of 2017, I moved to Melbourne, FL with my boyfriend. And not very far from there in Cocoa Village, I found an opportunity at the local playhouse, where I could live the “Broadway” experience helping (and learning with) Dan Hill, the wonderful Costume Designer. Read more>>

Phoenix Niewidok

Creativity has always been my drug of choice. Dysfunction Junction was pretty much our household. Thank goodness for music, art, fashion & imagination. Read more>>

Luis Feliz

Capturing smiles, mountains, architecture, and all the other miracles of life became a catalyst to burning desire to celebrate life. Once we got back from Europe, I joined the Yourshot Community from National Geographic. 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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