ArtesMiami, the Hispanic culture website of Miami. Aida Levitan
Ivonne Gomez

Ivonne speaks about her work:
"I would tend to say that my first love affair was with a crayon and a white piece of paper.  Ever since I can remember, picking up a pen, crayon or colored pencil and letting my brain waver with thoughts superf

Yogi Box

 Wood box, carved and painted. Yogi boxes came after a weekly yoga class that I started taking about six months ago.  I was so inspired by the way the instructor closes the class, and a big part of it is the tonal quality of her voice, she always states “there is nothing to add, nothing to substract, you are perfect”.  What a mantra for a pseudo perturbed Cuban.  I came home and created the little yogi. Soon I was giving him/her/it away to friends and placing it on top of small boxes with inspirational quotes. So, in honor of my yoga instructor, the illustrious Rhonda, I bring you, the Yogi Box.  Each box is hand carved, you will notice that all lines are composed of dots, I am still currently teaching myself how to use the tool.  It has a nasty habit of getting a tad bit hot and my small digits take quick offense. The figures are created in clay, baked, glossed and placed on the box after the box has been stained.  Depending on the size of the piece this can take anywhere from 5 hours to a day or two.

Price: $65.00 USD

Théo Tobiasse

Théo Tobiasse, a world-renowned artist, was born in Israel (then Palestine) in 1927 and died in 2012.  Brought to Paris as a child, he created his earliest drawings before World War II and spent the crucial years of his youth hiding from th

AMERICA, a limited edition lithography by artist Theo Tobiasse

Aida Levitan, Ph.D. President of ArtesMiami, Inc., will donate to ArtesMiami the proceeds of the sale of AMERICA, a limited edition lithography by the world-renowned Israeli-French artist Theo Tobiasse. The work is beautifully framed in gold; it is 50x40 inches (127x102 cm) and it is numbered 18/175. Tobiasse signed the lithography on the lower right. For information, please contact Miguel Angel Guerrero, Guerrero Galeríain Coral Gables, at +1.786.773.3282 or

Price: $9000.00 USD

About us

Aida Levitán

Aida Levitán
President of ArtesMiami, Inc.

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Our mission

ArtesMiami, Inc. has the mission of supporting and promoting Hispanic artists and cultural organizations, primarily in South Florida, in order to generate greater understanding and appreciation for their work among the diverse publics of this region. Thus, ArtesMiami also contributes to the development of South Florida as an artistic and cultural center.

Our non-profit organization is committed to:

Increasing awareness

of the best work and contributions of LatinX artists who reside in this area, especially of those who do not have access to marketing resources and expertise;

Creating greater understanding

of Hispanic culture by familiarizing local residents and visitors with artists, organizations and activities that are representative of Hispanic art and culture.

Helping LatinX artists

to become leaders in their respective fields.


selected South Florida cultural organizations in raising funds for activities that are relevant to the mission of ArtesMiami, Inc.

The mission of its publishing division, Editorial Ultramar

Editorial Ultramar, the publishing division of ArtesMiami, has the mission of enhancing awareness of, publishing and distributing the work of South Florida Hispanic writers–especially that of poets.

Vision statement

Within the next five years, ArtesMiami, Inc. will become the premier non-profit organization that generates awareness and appreciation of the best South Florida Hispanic artists, cultural organizations and activities. Thus, we will create better understanding how Hispanic artists, activities and organizations contribute to our region's cultural development.


Since 1997 ArtesMiami (formerly known as Hispanic Events, Inc.) has supported and promoted Hispanic cultural programs by funding them and/or providing in-kind marketing and PR services to cultural organizations and artists.

Artes Miami works in collaboration with South Florida artists, cultural leaders and organizations, journalists and educational institutions to publicize and/or sponsor cultural and theater events, art exhibitions, concerts, and poetry readings, such as: Miami Art Museum exhibitions of works by Hispanic artists; Spanish Cultural Center (CCE) conferences and exhibitions; plays by Foryoucansee Theater; Latin Jazz USA and Orchestra Miami concerts; conferences by the Spain-Florida Foundation; and many other activities.