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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.

Niki Lopez

Be it my art, cultural programming, sharing resources or graphic design skills, it has always been an honor to be a part of creating change in the community and working with others who impact the LGBTQ and Afro-Latina communities, women/feminists’ groups, people of color and sexual abuse survivors—of which I am one. Read more>>

Camille Kaye

The music journey so far has allowed me to collaborate with dope creatives dabbling in House, Dance, Hip-Hop, Rap and Reggae and I’ve loved every experience. Currently though, I have my talents wrapped up in what I like to call Dancehall R&B. Read more>>

Edgar Miguel Abréu

I started as a music major in piano performance at Florida Atlantic University. It was here that I signed up for Men’s Chorus and learned that I had somewhat of singing voice. I soon found myself at a crossroads. I loved playing piano but I had found a new passion, singing. Read more>>

Katie Beiler

As early as I can remember, I’ve been obsessed with cameras. As soon as my dad got a chunky little point-and-shoot digital camera in 2003, I was always fighting to have a “turn.” Fast forward a few years to my 15th birthday, my parents didn’t have present to give me. Read more>>

Melissa and Sean Stevenson

We are a husband and wife floral design company in Naples, Florida and we have been in business 3 years. Sean came up with the idea to start a floral design company after working part time in little shops around town between touring in his band. Read more>>

Viewers Like You

Viewers Like You, the brainchild of longtime friends and co-songwriters Vincent Montemarano (drums/vocals) and Tommy Morris (guitar/vocals), was founded in 2012 alongside friend and bassist Mark Slezak in our hometown of Safety Harbor, Florida. Read more>>

Adrian Clarke

After finishing high school, I lost interest in college and dropped out then I developed a strong interest in performing arts (i.e. modeling, dancing, acting, photography, cinematography) and fitness. I now have the drive to reach out to people with similar interests to add value to them. Read more>>

Marie Donze

At a very young age, I dreamt of being an artist or a dancer but never really shared my desire. Instead, in order to please my parents, I tried to adapt to the expected conventional mold and studied for a “real” job. It didn’t last very long as my soul knew otherwise. Read more>>

Jorge Antonatos

I had great moments from mixing live for the late-night mixes and loved filling in for DJ Laz’s 5 Minute Booty Mixes. After some time, I took a little break from DJ’ing and hit the corporate world for a few years. Being that once a DJ always a DJ I could not be kept away from the decks for long. Read more>>

Angela Yang

Different interests and forms of expression helped to fuel my love for the visual arts, which partly explains why aside from just focusing on a fine arts degree, I triple majored in psychology, and English as well, and minored in art history. Read more>>

Andy Rogow

I can’t even remember a time when I didn’t want to be in the theater. I began studying acting at the age of 9 in Chicago, went on to get a BFA in Drama from NYU and an MFA in Musical Theater from UNLV, but my first two years of college I attended the University of Iowa. Read more>>

Andrew Durham

Although I’ve always loved music growing up, I was more in-tuned with how music can make you feel an assortment of emotions: happy, sad, homesick, lonesome, in love, etc. and it would inspire me to create those emotions with my own music. Read more>>

Lindsay Lago

I started to photograph her and others noticed and loved my images. I took the plunge to photograph another child and the rest was history. I started receiving requests to photograph families and I think I had a more unique style that clients loved. Read more>>

Zachary knudson , Zmk

I specialized in onsite glass etching and carved glass reef scenes . In the beginning things where tough i was running this business from my parents backyard. I had to take on some other jobs in between that led me to learning many other art forms. 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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