‘This isn’t about me being good, it’s about me doing it.’ A conversation with Miami artist A.G.

Miami-based artist A.G. is the first featured artist of Commissioner’s second season The program aims to grow Miami’s art collection scene.

/ September 16, 2019

Here’s why a Miami native decided the Magic City needed its own creation myth

Miami environmentalist Andrew Otazo decided that Miami needed its own creation myth to celebrate the city, and show its imperfections.

/ July 25, 2019

From Range Rover shop to arts space: How two locals created the Miami Urban Contemporary Experience

Ashlee Thomas and Bart Mervil are the locals behind the Miami Urban Contemporary Experience, an events space and art gallery in Little Haiti.

/ July 17, 2019

Meet Miami legend Serge Toussaint

Meet 305 legend Serge ToussaintMeet Serge, Little Haiti's resident muralist.Posted by The New Tropic on Tuesday, June 18, 2019Serge Toussaint is a Haitian-born artist and muralist who’s been painting storefronts and walls around the 305 since 1994. If you don’t already know him by name ($erge), you’ve definitely seen his work if you’ve ever driven […]

/ June 19, 2019

Get to know local artist Jamilah Sabur

Miami-based artist Jamilah Sabur is the final local to be featured as part of Commissioner’s first season.

/ June 12, 2019

Meet these locals: Code/Art

Last year, Code/Art received a $25,000 grant from Inspire305 powered by United Way of Miami-Dade. Who will win this year? (📸: Inspire305) MEET THESE LOCALS: The team behind Code/Art has been working to increase coding education and opportunities for young girls by using art, and showing students the cool, creative things they can create through […]

/ April 17, 2019

The history of Miami’s hottest ‘hood

The Cuban seamstress, played by Angelina Lopez Catledge. (📸: Christopher Duarte) WHAT IT IS: With its street art, award-winning restaurants, and hopping bars,Wynwood is unquestionably one of the most popular neighborhoods in Miami. It attracts waves of tourists and locals every year, but like so much in Miami, it wasn’t always that way. The latest […]

/ April 12, 2019

How one musician is helping bring another MTT vision to life

John Wilson is a fourth-year Piano Fellow at New World Symphony. (📸: Ezequiel Williams) MEET THIS LOCAL: John Wilson is a fourth-year Fellow at New World Symphony. He’ll play two solo piano showpieces on April 20 for NWS’s presentation of Michael Tilson Thomas’s (aka MTT) orchestral concert, Carnegie Hall Preview: MTT’s Playthings of the Wind. […]

/ April 10, 2019

Come for the zines, stay for your health

More than 80 vendors are ready for you in West Kendall. (📸: West Kendall Zine Fest) GO TO THIS: West Kendall Zine Fest is back next weekend with their third edition of the festival, and they’ve tripled the number of vendors since the first fest. WHY TO TRY IT: Support the work of South Florida’s […]

/ April 9, 2019

Hear the future of classical music at New World Symphony

Saturday’s free NWS concert will feature local middle and high school students. (📸: Ruy Dias Aidos) GO TO THIS: New World Symphony’s Side-by-Side Concert features NWS Fellows playing next to middle and high school students, the majority of whom are from South Florida. Saturday’s free concert will also have a few student musicians from national […]

/ April 8, 2019