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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.

Florencia Caserta

Music Argentina in the year 2004 now with Gustavo Santaolalla as the producer. That very first Album took me to the most Incredibles stages in Argentina such as River Plate Stadium and Gran Rex Theater, one of the most important in Buenos Aires and different nominations in the Gardel Music Awards. Read more>>

Nadezhda Pavlova

I wanted to create an amazing new category of cycling gear–girly, super functional, and fashionable. What I couldn’t find I designed myself and thus began my first collection. Second only to my love of sport is my love of design, and bringing these two passions together enabled me to create the DS PRO brand. Read more>>

Lois Perdue

A consistent award winner at the local, state and national levels she most recently received a first-place award at Bonnet House’s Impressions Exhibit 2019, Gold Coast Watercolor Society’s Florida Focus 2018 “Best in Show” award and signature membership. Lois also received the Florida Watercolor Society’s “2018 Art Societies” award. Read more>>

Rosa Sungjoo Park

When I was young, vinyl record players and portable cassette players were a new trend and they were something that children were always fond of. One day in summer, my mother gave me a Sony Walkman cassette player as my birthday present. Oh, what an adventure for a kid! The cassette player had a deep and vivid red color body, which was a very rare model. Read more>>

Paul Columbus

Painting became a focal point in my life in 2013. I began to use art as therapy. I was coping with the diagnosis of my father, Joe Columbus, with cancer. My father left his physical form on June 9th, 2015. I continue to paint in his honor, and pay tribute to him with my art and carry on his legacy to “Live with Love.” Read more>>

Leo Rock

I make music. I rap, sing as well as produce. I create a lot of my songs in my room. I want my music to make people feel good, even if it’s a song about something heavy, I want to make the music that gives listeners that sigh of relief. Something that always warms their hearts in their darkest times because that’s what music has always done for me. It’s been an escape. Read more>>

Joel DaSilva

I’m an American/Brazilian/Ukrainian guitarist, singer, and songwriter. I grew up in Chicago, Illinois, and also Florida, where I live currently.I would say that my sound is influenced by the Memphis vibes, the soul of Chicago, the Florida Swamp, the Mud, and the City stewed together in a tasty gumbo that is Joel Da Silva. Read more>>

Felix Junior

I was born on a naval base in Virginia, spent most of my formative years in South Florida. Somewhere along the way, I fell in love with printmaking and creative processes and learned that it’s easier for me to communicate my thoughts and ideas visually. Since then I printed a few things, painted a few things and now here we are. Read more>>

Kapital Stone

I’m more of a writer/composer. I love writing music from scratch and then creating the sounds around the lyrics with the help of talented collaborators. I do music ultimately for expression, , and more or less social commentary. I like the way the human mind works, so I try to figure out new ways of addressing mental situations through sounds and lyrics. Read more>>

Nadavayah Washington

I’m an independent commercial and print model amercing myself into the Fort Lauderdale fashion industry. Test shoots, fashion shows, networking events, and helping a good friend of mine behind the scene during photo shoots are some of the ways I make sure my presence and creative inputs are known. Read more>>

Bezi

I really started not to care about what I was learning in school and I started to get involved with partying, drugs, girls, and music. I dropped out of Cypress Bay High School when I was only 16 years old. I would tell everyone that I graduated early when they would ask about me. mainly because of shame. Read more>>

David Acevedo

I was born in Puerto Rico and moved to Florida in 2000, pursuing a job with the federal government. I had just graduated with a degree in visual arts when I got the job. I started emerging myself into the local art scene of Lee County until I decided to be a bit more proactive and start a rebellion of my own. 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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