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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.

Byron Chavarria

I remember when my older brother bought me an airbrush kit, so I started selling t-shirts with my own designs to make some money. Responsibilities and challenges in my life forced me to take a break from doing what I loved. After many years of not dedicating time to my art, I’m back. Hungrier than ever. Never give up on something you are passionate about. Read more>>

iNL83

My story begins in the year 2050 when I was sent back to the year 2016 to bring good music back to the masses. All corny jokes aside, I have been creating music since the age of 14. My uncle bought a drum machine and other creative music equipment to start a record label. Due to my love for hip-hop music and rapping, he actually entrusted me to be his in-house producer. Read more>>

Ivony Sierra

When I slowly started understanding the techniques, it was so fascinating and I wanted to do more. As time went on, photography started to grow in me and I saw this creative platform to be something bigger for me. Read more>>

Michael Hugue

I looked up to some the greats such as Michelangelo, and BK the Artist. After finding my passion, I turned down two big opportunities in football and track and decided to go to school at Miami International University of Art & Design to study Graphic Design–a major component in helping me start the More Than art Brand. Read more>>

Maria Loor

I draw, paint and design on paper, canvas, walls, plates, anything I can put my hands on. My art is naive, happy and very honest — I don’t do drama or rarely sad themes. Read more>>

Yesenia D. Garcia

Makeup had always been something I was interested in, so I quit my job and attended Cosmix School of Makeup Artistry in Fort Lauderdale. Going to makeup school was the best choice I have ever made, and I have been building my career as a professional makeup artist since I graduated in July of 2016. Read more>>

Ana Garcia

Art has been in my life since I was little. I was always drawing, coloring, or looking at it. I took art classes each year in school. Art runs in my family where my grandma crochets, my mom sews and crafts, and my great aunt drew and painted. The art genes continued to my brothers and sister as well. In my early teen years, I received my first 35mm point and shoot camera. Read more>>

Caitlyn Becerra

Im 23 years old and I graduated from the Miami International University of Art and Design with a Bachelors in Graphic Design. I am half Cuban and half Venezuelan, and I was born and raised here in Miami. I’ve been drawing for as long as I can remember. I got it from my dad, he was definitely a Renaissance Man, he also was a graphic designer but he did everything. Read more>>

Carlos Antonio Rancaño

My Artist story started recently actually. I’ve always loved art. Since I was a child I would paint and draw constantly, and I even got accepted to an art program as a magnet student at South Miami Elementary School. But after that my pursuit in the Arts stopped. I’m not 100% sure why, but I never was accepted to pursue the magnet program for middle school, so it was back to regular public school during my middle school and high school years. But I always kept art in the back of my mind. Read more>>

Alexandra Molina

My story begins with my family. I’m the youngest of four siblings who each have a creative and artistic way of life, musicians, visual artists, architect and dancer’s. My father strongly influenced and supported our creative up bringing as it influenced him in his boyhood in Cuba. He is an author of published books and paints for the joy. Read more>>

Deborah Bernstein

I have always been interested in design, mainly fashion design. just after high school i went to a fashion design school in Florida. My roommates at the time wanted some new photos of themselves, since i liked taking photos, they had asked me to take the photos for them. Read more>>

Rosita Lopez

Growing up, my mother was always sick but I had a lot of sibling so it took away the attention from the negative situation we were in. when I got to high my mom was so sick she could no longer take care of us and we got separated in foster care. when I turned 18 I was reunited with my mom and siblings. being around them after what felt like forever made me appreciate what I had. Read more>>

Lulu107 Lulukathulu

I was always into art and everything creative since I can remember. But there was a time where I gave up on it and it took my father passing away to bring me back to art. I quit my job and was taught how to spray paint by Asik107. It was new, challenging and therapeutic. I got out and spray painted everything I could and haven’t looked back since. Read more>>

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