Meet Miami legend Serge Toussaint

Serge 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 through Little Haiti, Overtown, or Wynwood. It started with an illustration of a sandwich outside a “boutik” and […]

/ 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

The sharp and playful art of Kelly Breez

Miami artist Kelly Breez. 📷 Jorge Gonzalez-Guapera of Jorge Graupera Films This interview is produced in partnership with Commissioner, a membership program that aims to grow a community of new local art collectors in Miami, and share the stories of Miami arts and artists. Every quarter, the program commissions one artist to create original limited […]

/ April 1, 2019

Tea ‘n Sanity has books ‘n more

THE PLACE: Tea ‘n Sanity is the last used book store in Miami-Dade County. Eunice Rodriguez takes in more than 2,000 books every week, but at this shop, you’ll find much more than books. It’s a combination book exchange ‘n medicinal herb shop. Rodriguez is a self-taught herbalist and will custom-blend herbs and essential oils […]

/ March 28, 2019

Meet this local: Miami’s neighborhood storyteller

Juan C. Sanchez is ready to tell Wynwood’s stories. (📸: Pedro Portal) MEET THIS LOCAL: Juan C. Sanchez, the playwright working on the immersive theater experience “Wynwood Stories” produced by Juggerknot Theatre Company, to be staged during the final days of The Wynwood Yard.    WHAT HE IS DOING: Sanchez is no stranger to finding […]

/ March 28, 2019