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Thought-Provokers: Miami Beach

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

Charles Vaught

While being raised in several different areas around Florida, I developed a love for our environment and adventure. During college, I created several opportunities which led to me kayaking across the USA twice. Once from Minnesota to New Orleans when I was 20, and once from Montana to the gulf when I was 21. Read more>>

Yawdy Quan

I started to pursue my career more as an artist even though I have already been writing since I was 8 years old, This journey has not been easy but I had a major shift in content producing when I had a personal encounter with Jesus Christ in 2013 that shifted my morals and viewpoints of my craft. Read more>>

Oliver Sanchez

I’m a multi-disciplinary artist based in Miami. As a Cuban- American refugee, I moved to NYC with my brother Adolfo where we participated in the early 1980‘s East Village artistic era. Our work was recently included in the MoMA – Club 57 Retrospective in 2017. Read more>>

Toni Smailagic

I was born in Bosnia in the midst of the Bosnian War and became a refugee leading me to relocate several times until my family finally arrived in Jacksonville, FL when I was 9. I was progressing in the corporate world quickly, and while a junior at the University of North Florida, I decided to drop out and move to Paris to pursue fashion photography. Read more>>

Jai Renegade

I’m from Savannah, Ga I’m 26 years old here’s my story. I’m the youngest of 4 boys, my mom, pretty much raised us on her own since I came to Miami when I was in the 2nd grade. I played on basketball teams my whole life. I actually became a rapper when I was about 24 because of my friend Jeremy aka RicoAce. Read more>>

Eduardo Umana Cardona

LANES LANES and LANES. To talk about the art my friends and I do is very difficult to describe as we try to reach every aspect of any art as far as we can push it. As an artist, I think it is important to perfect one form and then go to the other in order to broaden one’s many talents and discover hidden ones. Read more>>

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