Live Art Performance Artists

1PM – 7PM both Days

ARTIST WALLS 2017: This year’s live performance art features ‘artist walls’, which will be created over the two-day event by local artists capturing the atmospheric vibe, unique charm and history of Dania Beach. There will be a total of 5 walls and guests of the festival can provide their support and input, and add their very own inspired touches.

Marcos Conde

Marcos Conde is an artist living and working in South FL. He was born in Lima, Peru and has lived in different cities since moving to the U.S at the age of five. There are no artists in his family nor has he received a formal art education but rather, art became a part of his life in his early twenties, as a therapeutic method to counteract years of drug abuse. Since then, he has continued self-study and practice to develop his body of work. The figure and surreal paintings he creates aim to develop a sense of movement, energy and emotion. The mediums he uses are Oil, Acrylic & Spray Paint. Marcos has exhibited in the Orlando Museum of Art, and different venues in West Palm Beach, Ft. Lauderdale, and Miami. Marcos currently works as a illustrator, graphic designer and visual artist.

Will Simpson

Born June 25, 1982 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. At the age of 11, I developed my love for art from watching my older brother Darin L. Gilbert draw. I begged him to teach me how to draw, so he gave me a pencil and paper, and then told me to draw what I see. I was accepted at the Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale, so I took a chance with my art. I bought some paint brushes and began to paint. I admit it was very challenging at first, because I was used to seeing results within the first few minutes. Through painting I learned how to be patient. My work has been exhibited at the Midtown Art Business center and at the 5:01 networking event at the 6th St Plaza in Fort Lauderdale. I also have an exhibit at Studio 5 Ten in Lauderhill. I’ve been blessed to donate paintings to the Muscular Dystrophy Association for a fundraising event and speak to students at summer camp in Fort Lauderdale about painting and pursuing my Passion in the arts.

Rebeca Pinto

Venezuelan native, Pinot earned her graphic design degree at the University of Los Andes with honors from the faculty of arts. She has applied her graphic design knowledge to her art, which is apparent through her use of geometric shapes and lines. “I use vibrant colors and eyes to express energy, positivity, hope, joy and love. It helps me overcome negative circumstances I have experienced due to the current state of my Country,” states Pinto. From the beginning of her professional career, she had the opportunity to work in several additional branches of the creative area such as Interior Design, Architecture, Design 3d’s; but Visual Arts remain her strong point and greatest passion

Marilyn Montoto

Marilyn Montoto was born and raised in Miami, FL by Cuban parents who experienced extreme hardships, but were able to turn their lives around once they settled in America. Art and music run in her family, which led her to make art and music ever since she can remember. She is self-taught, and attended Miami Dade College to work on sharpening her skills by studying Voice Performance, Art, and Music Business. She has been the lead singer in various rock bands, and continues to work on various music projects while expressing herself through painting, which may give you an idea of the fire she has inside. “I have been expressing myself through the arts ever since I can remember. As a child, I used to write my name on all the walls and furniture in rainbow colors! My mother didn’t appreciate it very much, but it felt normal to me. I saw everything as a canvas. I used to sing along to the Sound of Music at the top of my lungs, make drums out of cans, and pluck guitar strings for hours even though the guitar was clearly too big for me. Not much has changed!” – Marilyn Montoto

Rob the Artist

My name is Robert Moreschi, born and raised in here in South Florida. I have always had a passion for art, starting at a young age. My brother and I would sit around and draw for hours at a time. At the age of 13 I picked up my first spray can to paint my go-kart . At that moment I became eager to learn everything there was to know about painting. A few years later I began to experiment with airbrushing on motorcycles and cars, but my true passion was spraypainting. Now that I am older I am interested in pursuing my dreams. In the past few years I’ve painted several designs some office buildings, painted a mural for Live Fit gym and Xtreme Indoor Action park in Fort Lauderdale. My most recent mural and largest yet is featured in Fort Lauderdale International Airport, terminals 1 and 4. Painting has always been my dream and have no plans on stopping until the world knows my name.