Coconut Grove Arts Festival 60th

Thank you! See you next year | Feb 15-17, 2025

THE STACKS

A multi-container pyramid stack serving as a giant canvas where South Florida’s top muralists will be live painting throughout the festival.

DaveL (Dave Lavernia), is a Cuban-American muralist and tropical street artist from Miami, Florida. Inspired by the vibrant florals, marine life, and animals around him, DaveL’s art has been featured in magazines and showcased in brand activations, live painting events, and art festivals across the US and abroad.

Working with diverse media, including acrylic, oil, spray paint, and mixed media, DaveL creates captivating works on various canvases, from small to large scale. When not painting, he enjoys finding inspiration for pieces as an amateur photographer.

Carlos Solano is a artist who is striving to leave a positive mark in history with his art.

Born and raised in the Bronx, NYC, Carlos draws inspiration from his upbringings and experiences. He is inspired by positive energy, cartoons, graffiti, bright colors, different cultures, religions and lifestyles which all play a part in his message as an artist.

Carlos’ overall goal with his art is to bring a positive message to the world via color and content.

“Create with love and positive energy” (csolano)

Diana “Didi” Contreras (b. Peru, 1981) has established herself as a prolific Miami-based artist. From painting murals in the street art scene to exhibiting in various galleries, her work has been seen in exhibitions and private collections in several parts of the world.

Didi’s style merges illustration and urban art with the classical techniques of the Masters.

Jay REMOTE Bellicchi is an American artist and creator who developed in 1980s Boston’s hip hop and graffiti culture, where he took the name REMOTE. He is known both for the dynamism of his geometric and boldly colorful mural work as well as for his inventive, conceptual transformation into sculptural works of the tools he uses to paint murals. The nexus of his formal and conceptual practice is a marriage of graphic design and graffiti culture, of tension between mapped geometric order and rogue, boundary breaking. Inspired by the constant birth, decay and rebirth of the rigorously designed yet constantly improvised urban environment, Jay’s mural work is a kind of sacred street geometry of mark-making which is formally driven by the the dynamic relationship between planned process and spontaneous creation or action, wherein each piece takes an underlying symmetry and then explodes it. In Jay / REMOTE’s studio series he repurposes recycled spray painting tools to form tributes to the idea of the artist’s continual evolution as a combination of organized process and a rebellious, organic relationship to his environment. Each resin skull in the SPRAYSKULL series literally encapsulates the idea of the graffiti artist’s daring by the amorphous amassing of spray tips all used to make marks in various places throughout the urban environs, while his resined, geometric mosaics made from pounded and cut empty spray cans form mandala-like visual narratives to the artist’s experience.

Born and raised in South Florida, Nathan Delinois (Nate Dee) has numerous influences… this includes his Haitian background and the use of color in a lot of Haitian art, as well as in street art. The design quality of the Art Nouveau movement and the drama of Greek art from the Hellenistic. These elements can be seen in his work. Additionally, he takes some influences from the pop surrealists.

He has been featured in magazines such as Delve, Making Waves, WeMerge, DUO & the Miami New Times. In 2014 The New Times listed him as one of the 10 Miami Artists to folow on Instagram. In 2013 he was also given an Honorable mention by the magazine for their 2013 Miami Masterminds awards. He’s been featured on multple blogs and has displayed his work in exhibits throughout South Florida.

PHD is known as multidisciplinary visual artist and early pioneer of the Wynwood Graffiti and Mural Scene in Miami. His range in different styles is notable, but is prominent for spray-painted realism and technical spray can skill. His vision is to push the medium forward and expose people to the freedom of art and ideas. His current practice is shared between creating investment grade art and doing large scale public and commercial murals. 

@PHDGRAPHITTI (instagram)

@themightyphd (tiktok)

SURGE, born in Los Angeles and raised in Miami, Contemporary artist, Sergio J. Quinonez aka Surge, has taken his bold, unmistakable style straight from his sketchbooks to the sun-stained streets of South Florida and beyond. 

Surge’s love for cartoons and brilliant colors, along with a passion for hip hop culture, has shaped his artistic identity and resulted in work that can now been seen everywhere from walls in Miami’s legendary Wynwood Arts District to live painting performances during some of the area’s most high-profile events. His vibrant illustrations feature anthropomorphized characters that are both brash and inviting. 

Surge has worked with Brands like NIKE, ADIDAS, Under Armour, Formula 1, Manchester United, Miami Dolphins, Miami Marlins, Williams Racing, Microsoft, Psycho Bunny, Pepsi, Jack Daniels, Jameson Whiskey, Bloomingdales, Saks Fifth Ave and Verizon to name a few. It is the ability to be daring and free with his art that is ultimately closest to Surge’s heart.

Miami-native Amanda Valdes’ iconic macabre style is instantly recognizable: all heavy eyelashed doe eye girls with otherworldly-like allure. Her surreal sirens parade and pose in her distinctly Alpha Female world, from large-scale murals across the globe to paintings on canvas and digital illustrations. 

Her dark, provocative, waif-like female characters she creates are a flight of the imagination, full of symbolic references and exotic flora and fauna. 

Valdes’ work has been featured on HGTV, DIY Network and also appeared in a number of print publications. She’s collaborated with DC Comics, Warner Brothers, Ford Motors, Nordstrom, Montce Swim, Lexus, MCM, the Miami Dolphins, Australia’s Melbourne Central and many others. 

Valdes attended Florida Atlantic University and studied at the Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale. Her first solo exhibition debuted at the young age of 18 and she has been awarded multiple honors since. 

For additional information on Amanda and her upcoming projects, follow her on Instagram (@AmandaLValdes, www.Instagram.com/amandalvaldes)
or Facebook (www.facebook.com/amandavaldes).

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Disem

Disem305, is a Miami-based artist and illustrator of Latin American and Italian decent. Disem is best known for his vibrant murals featuring photorealistic portraits against pink and teal Art Deco inspired graffiti. Referred to as both “pretty and gritty,” Disem’s work can be found on walls around the world, but most frequently in Miami where Miami New Times referred to his mural of Dwyane Wade as the “Best Public Art” in 2019. Disem’s recent works include commissions for some of the world’s largest companies like Red Bull and Cricket Mobile, and the Miami HeatDisem has exhibited his art at Museum of Graffiti, Panama’s INAC , and Uva Gallery at Context. Disem’s signature and highly recognizable lettering continues today to expand onto apparel, houseware, and even Instagram filters.

Falopapas is one of the most active street artists from Bueno Aires. His large-scale graffiti and paintiing on canvas stand out for his sarcastic use of images, colours and sharp lines. Falopapas’ work is politically charged as it reflects contemporary social issues, seeking a reaction and interaction with the audience.

Music Schedule

10:00am-11:00am

DJ Moxy

11:00am-12:00pm

Rebel Love

12:00pm-12:30pm

DJ Moxy

12:30pm-1:30pm

The Farm Boys

1:30pm - 2:00pm

DJ GHST

2:00pm - 3:00pm

Mama Fuma

3:00pm - 3:30pm

DJ GHST

3:30pm - 4:30pm

Prato 

4:30pm - 5:00pm

DJ GHST

5:00pm - 6:00pm

Whiskey AllStars

10:00am-11:00am

DJ Benton

11:00am-12:00pm

Wolfox

12:00pm-12:30pm

DJ Benton

12:30pm-1:30pm

Burgundee

1:30pm - 2:00pm

DJ Ray

2:00pm - 3:00pm

Sunset Dreams 

 

 

3:00pm - 3:30pm

DJ Ray

3:30pm - 4:30pm

Juanabe

4:30pm - 5:00pm

DJ Mogs Valtaa

5:00pm - 6:00pm

Brothers of Others

10:00am-12:00 m

DJ Derobter

12:00am-1:15pm

Carlos & The Experience

1:15pm-2:15pm

DJ Moxy

2:15pm - 3:15pm

Carlos & The Experience

3:15pm-5:00pm

DJ Derobter