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Thought-Provokers: Palm 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 Palm Beach that we hope you will check out, follow and support.

Andrew Alonso, Philip Saiani, Nicholas Polycarpo, and Chris Santiago

Around two years ago we decided to start trying to get into the music scene in West Palm Beach, Florida, and we’ve been putting in a large effort to be a badass rock and roll band that will either bring back memories of rock and roll or create new ones using that same formula. Read more>>

Elisee Junior St Preux

Film was not my first love. Being raised in a household where music dominates all creatives, I learned an extensive amount of musicality before picking up the camera. Consequently, gaining the knowledge of rhythm allowed me to exploit those same attributes through a different source; my body. Read more>>

Amy Hoerler

I think I’ve always just wanted to be an actress. I emulated characters on television and movies and came up with my own. I loved hearing my grandmother recite Grimm’s fairy tales and I would imagine a world of make-believe, staging at-home plays with my little sister. Read more>>

Alexander Frankiv

Painting and filmmaking were some of my dreams from the teen years. I’ve been working in technology in the finance industry, and never had a chance or a will to spend time realizing those dreams. The next step would be to make software learn the best results to post and to print computer-generated paintings on canvas with real texture. Read more>>

Naylan Alvarez

The biggest blessing though came with the feeling that everything about it felt natural to me. From my first haircut to my first head of hair color and everything in between. It just felt right, and it felt amazing to own this God-given talent. To this day, that love continues to blossom over time. Read more>>

Emily Davis

I have always loved photography, studying in high school and continued to take pictures as a hobby here and there. Once I had my first child, I decided to buy a camera, and I started taking pictures of him. I started offering mini sessions to give me something to do in my free time. Read more>>

Julia Gabrielov

I shifted from creating work for other people to creating my own purely from love and imagination. As people began to take notice my desire to create grew greater and greater. Today that passion continues to grow driven by the support of my amazing art community from all over the world. Read more>>

Amanda Laferriere

My grandpa was a photographer, and my mom always took photos as a hobby, so I grew up stealing my mom’s camera to take photos of everything. I got my own camera, a Canon Rebel t3 when I was 14, and I started getting into landscape photography. Read more>>

Paige Kiefer

My life is a succession of dumb luck and synchronicities. I am constantly creating and emitting creative projects from digital art, interior decor art, music, and modeling/photography. I think the average person consumes too much junk media in their day so a few years back I exiled any distractions from making art. Read more>>

Ryan Semple

I began to create more and realized that creation is what brings me the fulfillment I was looking for. Creating has now become my way of standing against apathy. Creating is so much more than an outlet for me now; it is a mode of communication that allows me to form meaningful relationships with the people around me. Read more>>

Kaleigh Dandeneau

All I wanted to do was get better; to train my eye, to learn how to use those fancy markers, and make my art really say something. My style has molded itself throughout the years, shapeshifting to the messages I want to share. More recently, my work walks the line between dream and wake, a reality that is just slightly wrong but still looks so right. Read more>>

Candace Wiant

I felt something was missing and began taking classes like printmaking and wheel throwing at local community centers. At the time I was living in Honolulu, Hawaii where there was an abundance of inspiration right out my window, and it was at that point that I knew I ultimately needed to pursue creativity as a daily practice. Read more>>

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