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Boasting an ever-expanding list of art fairs, festivals and more, Greater Miami & Miami Beach has put itself on the map when it comes to all things creative. Check out our special sampling of artists’ studios you may visit throughout Miami.

Lucia Morales and William Alonso, Doral

Zero Empty Spaces is tucked inside Miami International Mall in Doral, next to Kohl’s department store. Inside, you’ll find an enclave of artists who love to engage with the public. The group includes dancer, artist and educator Lucia Morales, who uses her paintbrush to open a window into her Peruvian heritage. Morales is available for commissioned work and offers original pieces, prints or reproductions. For more information, drop by the studio or contact her online. Another artist who shares this location is Colombian-born William Alonso. The cartoonist, painter, draftsman, and potter uses symbols, geometry, animals and the concept of death as prominent elements in his pieces. Remember to call ahead of time as artists use the studio space on a rotating schedule.

To visit or buy: Zero Empty Spaces at Miami International Mall, 1455 NW 107th Ave., Doral; 954-361-4998

Edouard Duval-Carrié, Little Haiti

A visit to Little Haiti just wouldn't be complete without seeing the studio of Edouard Duval-Carrié. Originally from Port-au-Prince, the celebrated painter and sculptor is known for his bold and picturesque pieces, with scenes that capture the essence of Caribbean life, culture and a healthy dose of Haitian Vodou. His pieces are everywhere: Colombia, Mexico, the Dominican Republic, France, Senegal and his native Haiti. Locally, you may have seen his work at Pérez Art Museum Miami and the Museum of Contemporary Art, North Miami. Studio visits are by appointment only.

To visit or buy: Edouard Duval-Carrié’s studio, 225 NE 59th St., Miami; 786-202-7126

Addonis Parker, West Little River

In the West Little River building that houses OneUnited Bank, the nation’s largest African-American owned bank, sits the studio of Addonis Parker. The self-taught muralist and restoration artist has been making his mark throughout Miami with public commissions and large-scale projects. When he isn’t mentoring students, or out in the community, he’s in his second-floor studio working on his latest painting. Parker specializes in pieces that highlight the experience of Africans throughout the diaspora. Visits to the studio are available by appointment only, but you may purchase his artwork any time through his website.

To visit or buy: Art Forever Studios at OneUnited Bank, 3275 NW 79th St., Miami; 786-381-6879

Marcy Grosso, Westchester

Marcy Grosso is a passionate sculptor, illustrator and painter whose colorful pieces reflect a mixture of her Cuban heritage and modern American life. Her artwork has been featured in public venues such as Bal Harbour Shops. Visit her website and take a peek at what she’s been working on. You can also see the range of sizes offered on limited-edition prints. Schedule a visit to her studio in Olympia Heights, in the Westchester area, or feel free to give her a call for details on her prints, commissioned projects and original artwork.

To visit or buy: Marcy Grosso Fine Art, 4112 SW 90th Court, Miami; 786-624-1296

Cynthia Cruz, Wynwood

Of course, when it comes to the up-and-coming Miami arts scene, many will tell you Wynwood is where it's at. We could spend all day listing its art and artists. But if you have to pick just one spot, consider the Bakehouse Art Complex, which is teeming with all manner of works in a variety of specialties. There you’ll find, among others, Cynthia Cruz’s studio. Born in Miami, of Dominican heritage, the artist and curator is skilled in producing paintings, sculptures and digital art. Within the walls of the Bakehouse building (which once housed an Art Deco-era bakery), artists have a place to create, learn and share – and you have a place to revel in the bounty.

To visit or buy: Bakehouse Art Complex, 561 NW 32nd St., Miami; 305-576-2828

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