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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.

Edward Threet

I am 1 of 9 children. Fortunate to grow up with both parents at home. Excelled in academic like all nerds. Went down the wrong road after flunking out of college. Stumbled thru life until I got myself back on thru a good church and strong belief in faith. Read more>>

Rosie Rios

For as long as I can remember, I have always been passionate about Arts and Crafts. After graduating with a B.A. in Communications and Graphic Design, I decided to start experimenting a little in the world of fashion and I started designing leather accessories and jewelry back in 1993. Read more>>

Antonio Chagin

When I was 10 I was given a Kodak camera which was the excuse too many great innocent photographs. Since then I haven’t been able to leave the camera behind, it’s been a long journey with photography. Read more>>

Catalina Villegas

I’ve been making art ever since I could remember. My mom would stuff my backpack with crayons, paint and paper when I was really little and I would go out with my parents over to their friend’s houses as a very small child. Always kept myself busy drawing, painting, observing. As I started growing up I became involved in music (piano, guitar and bass) and my art kept on expanding. Read more>>

Ana Monroe

I dance all my life, since I was a kid. Always felt passion for it. When I moved to South Florida, I saw that entertainment industry is extremely wide and promising. As a professional performer, I picked the marker I can fit the best and start my journey to the dream business. Read more>>

Scott Bell

I received my first camera at about age 8 and it was shaped like Mickey Mouse! I loved taking pictures with that thing and I still have it. As I got older I would play in our basement setting up a makeshift still life setup using any light source I could get my hands on; slide projectors, flashlights etc. I think this really taught me how to see light at an early age and also to work with what you have available. Read more>>

Miguel Saludes

I was born in Havana, Cuba, in 1989. My father worked as a freelance journalist and civil rights activist who opposed the dictatorial views of the Castro regime, and advocated, among many other like-minded colleagues, for political changes in the island. As result, my family was heavily persecuted by the Cuban secret service for the duration of my childhood and early adolescence. Read more>>

Lee Dahlberg

Lee Arthur Dahlberg was born in Amelia Island , Fl Inspired by his mother & grandmother who were ballerinas & stage performers. Growing up in the theatre he was always building & painting sets for broadway shows presented by his amazing role models. He started his painting career with his first collection “Collisions” -2001 Read more>>

Mayte Almeida

I’m an aircraft mechanic that has been doing art since I was kid, I self taught to do photography, painting and chainsaw carving, I had been trough many galleries in the Florida Keys and I have exposed my art work in some restaurants like the seaside grill in pompano beach, I’m recently working with aircraft parts to do my art work,I love the ocean and I live in a boat for few years have make me dedicate my paint mostly to marine mammals and my chainsaw artwork is most dedicated to Hawaiian culture tiki totems. 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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