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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.

Johnny Ray Martin

I have yet to play a guitar that sounds anything like that. It’s much harder to play, so therefore the attack and the way you would go about playing it is completely deferent than a guitar with perfect action that stays perfectly in tune. It’s always a fight with it, every show. Read more>>

Matt Verdier

I quickly decided I was more interested in exploring my own weird design ideas and attempting to spread a message rather than capitalizing on content that already existed. Over the last year of growth, I think I’ve created a brand that relates to people and also allows me to make the kind of art I want to. Read more>>

Marcel J

The first time I got really involved with photography was shortly after arriving in West Palm Beach where I got some gigs assisting local and renowned photographers in Boca Raton. So, after learning the basics of photography, I decided to mix it with my intrigue, passion, and love for women. Read more>>

Lee Holdsworth

BlackSilence Music is bringing nostalgia into the modern world, with a sound that captures the boundaries between the old and the new. At the helm is Manchester music producer Lee Holdsworth, who combines acid synth and big, main-room baselines, creating immersive sounds that fuel festivals and clubs all over the world. Read more>>


As I grew older, my attraction to poetry and music led me to hip-hop music. I recorded on a regular basis and was asked to be an extra in a music video. I noticed the video director was using DSLR instead of a traditional video camera to film the music video. Shortly thereafter I bought my first DSLR, this was around five years ago, and I have been shooting ever since. Read more>>

Dillon Proby

I lost my passion to play the game and my desire to create took over completely. For this reason, I made the personal decision to step away from football use that untapped energy to put into my Art. This brings us to the present where I am now working on booking my 2nd solo Art Exhibit titled “For The Culture.” I now have Hollywood actor Marlon Wayans on my list of 90’s collection collectors. Read more>>

Ashley Weiss

Becoming my own boss was hard, I began working off my kitchen table for about 14 hours a day, AND IT WAS AWESOME… until my back went out from being hunched over for so long. I eventually hired some help, and I had a soft launch in July 2014 which was a success, and so Point Ashley organically grew. Read more>>

Troy Banks

The only drug I’m guilty of is pain and letting it run my life and turn me into a person that I never thought I would become, but God, my guardian angels, my protectors, and my spirits had different plans for me. So, never give up when life gets you down just stay focused. Be humble, time honest, and true to yourself and others. Read more>>

Rita C

I’m a Singer-songwriter, I create music that hopefully individuals can connect to something real.I think that music is largely a feeling; my goal is to hopefully make people feel something & to evoke real true emotion. I put my all into my craft, my music, my sound and thus far it would appear that my music is touching the hearts of many. Read more>>

Juan Pablo Castro

I’m an industrial designer, photographer, and videographer. I was born in Colombia and moved to Miami 8 years ago where I started to build a career as a photographer and videographer. I always had a strong passion for art and images which lead me to an internship land eventually as an assistant to several Miami fashion photographers. Read more>>

Eric Sher

Art is my passion; for me, painting is like breathing; it simply has to happen! My art career began seriously about five years ago. I aim to develop and grew with each piece and am very conscious of making sure each piece is unique and different from the previous piece. Read more>>

Noa Lindberg

Living and working in various countries also allowed me to develop a global perspective and have a better understanding of people, background stories, what molds personality, what forges character, and the correlation between situations. It certainly helped me in my career as a creator whether it’s in my acting, my writing, my directing or my painting. Read more>>

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