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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.

Alessandra De Ferrari

I’m self taught, never went to art school, I always liked to draw, always. While I was studying foreign languages at the University of Urbino, in Italy, I was working as a free-hand engraver in marketplaces and malls, engraving mostly metal objects. Read more>>

Jared McGriff

My story as an art practitioner has been one of balancing a variety of interests, experiences and places and using these disparate encounters as ingredients in the images I create. Read more>>

Tetiana Kalivoshko

My job consumed too much time and efforts, so I quit it! Since then, I only did art. My first private collection was exhibited in Changzhou city, China. It was a success, and I realized that if I want to only do art, I should do it in the country where it is valued. Read more>>

Olga Kulakova

I can say with absolute certainty, my whole life is associated with creativity. Always. I started studying at the art studio from the age of 5, when I was teenager, I was engaged in painting on silk, Later I was educated as a drawing teacher, and later a designer of interiors and an architect. Read more>>

Steve Santacruz, Rodrigo Olivares, Mathew Attalla, John michael Santacruz, Bruno Bonassi and Joshua Mijares

Drawing was my escape since a child. My way to shut off the outside world & create my own. Over the years I was thrown into the business world. 10 years ago I took what I learned in business along with my life savings and took a chance on my first tattoo parlor which I named Empire Ink. Read more>>

Renda Writer

My story is the story of natural progression…. a story of following the natural progression of life…going with the flow….literally. I always followed my heart, my passions, and most importantly….the signs. Read more>>

Cecilia Mericis

I remember sitting in a cafe, in west Hollywood, drawing my flowers after a unsuccessful day of looking for a job. And a lady passed by me, she saw my flowers and asked if I did it professionally.. she’ll love for me to do a mural for her salon. Read more>>

Gaetanne Lavoie

Pursuing art was welcomed and encouraged. I spent many years studying and have received degrees from York University in Toronto, the Academy of Art University in San Francisco and another MFA (which I considered my personal PhD) from the New York Academy of Art. Read more>>

Eric Haft

I wanted to pursue my passion in sports & entertainment after my career on the field ended. The leadership and interpersonal skills I attained on the field have definitely helped attribute to my professional career and business acumen. Read more>>

Andrea Spiridonakos

I created original garments that were exhibited at Le Musée des Arts Décoratifs at the Louvre, in collaboration with Les Métiers d’Arts, CHANEL. Most recently, I created hand-painted textile designs for Isabel + Ruben Toledo’s newly designed production. Read more>>

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