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Thought-Provokers: Kendall

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

Kris Alvarez

I got my first guitar when I was 10, and it was a tiny, crappy First Act steel string acoustic my grandpa had gotten me from el Pulguero over at the old Flagler dog track (which is now the Magic City Casino). Read more>>

Di Ivories

9 years then of various musical courses paired with classical training and an upgrade to piano (keyboard) taught me that I wanted to do music by the time I hit my middle teens. At 16 years I joined my first group in Astronaut/AstroMaps and began the journey of a frontman performer. Read more>>


The REMYZ are “the sound” happening in Miami, an extremely talented original multicultural project, fusion of funk and Rock & Roll pop band, born from the city’s cultural arts and jazz programs. People say they are one of the most amazing bands in Florida. Read more>>

Raul Santos

I brought a bunch of paintings with me and displayed them as i painted live. That night was a huge deal to me because i went from being broke to making a couple grand in one night. I remember thinking to myself i can make a living out of this. Read more>>

Cindy Banos

My interest in photography really “took off” in high school though. Throughout my sophomore year, I would always bring my small digital camera to school and would spend my days taking pictures of my classmates during school activities and randomly during classes. Read more>>

Marianela Noguera

My art passion started at 7 years old after a bicycle accident that kept me from doing physical activities for a few weeks. I started drawing comic characters that soon develop into representations of my cats. Read more>>

Kianna Imani Dean

After struggling many years with depression and anxiety, I had come to a very confusing place questioning my existence and my purpose in life. I wondered how and why I as an individual had been burdened with such a heaviness so early in my life and what it all meant. Read more>>

Dania Sierra

My art adventure started at an early age. I recall being in the 3rd grade, and our yearly school book was asking for cartoon submissions from all grades. My submission was a Charlie Brown and Linus cartoon depicting them planting a seed to watch their beautiful tree grow. Read more>>

Damian Gutierrez, Dustin Diaz, Jordon Hernandez and Luke Faulkingham

Music is in everything we do. We’re obsessed to say the least. We’re honestly music fans before we’re musicians. We’re actively looking forward to album releases and keeping track of our favorite artist. We’re not genre specific either, as you can catch us listening to reggae, jazz, surf punk, classic country, or city pop on any given car ride. Read more>>

Jeffrey La Fontaine

I’ve accomplished a lot in the past 8 years since that occurred I’ve worked for several agencies and I’ve climbed up the ladder pretty quickly my determination and inspiration has always pushed me never to settle. Read more>>

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