An Affair of the Arts Performance and Gala
An Affair of the Arts Performance Gala, held on Saturday, January 12, raised in excess of $1 million in support! YoungArts’ largest fundraiser and culmination of YoungArts Week, brought together over 800 prominent artists, community leaders, philanthropists and celebrities to celebrate this year’s 152 Winners and honored three awardees for their artistic achievement and commitment to the arts; director and choreographer Debbie Allen, violinist Joshua Bell, and actor and alumnus Adrian Grenier. The event was emceed by Brian Stokes Mitchell and began at the Gusman Center for the Performing Arts with an awards ceremony and interdisciplinary performance by YoungArts alumni from around the nation. Guests then walked across the street to the Historic Alfred I. DuPont Building, which was transformed into a classic supper club. The evening ended on Flagler Street for dessert and dancing with DJ Irie.
For more information on this year's honorees, click here.
The event brought together prominent artists, community leaders, national philanthropists and celebrities. The performance was held in the Olympia Theater at the Gusman Center for the Performing Arts followed by dinner at the Historic Alfred I. DuPont Building across the street. The inspiration of the evening’s décor were the beautiful and iconic buildings located on the new YoungArts campus and live performances by YoungArts alumni set the stage for a relaxing conversation friendly dinner. Over 800 guests in attendance enjoyed dessert and dancing on Flagler Street to music played by DJ Irie.
This year’s event was led by Honorary Chairs Plácido Domingo and Mikhail Baryshnikov, Gala Chairs Marile and Jorge Luis Lopez, Esq. and Presenting Sponsor SunTrust. Our Host Sponsor was The Historic Alfred I Dupont Building courtesy of the Tilia Family of Companies, and Gala Sponsors included Bacardi, MIAMIMagazine, Miami Arts and Entertainment Council, The James Royal Palm, Miami Herald, Braman, Seabourn, and the Miami Heat.
A special thanks to all of our Sponsors and Supporters who made this event a huge success! YoungArts raised in excess of $1 Million in support of YoungArts programs in Miami, New York City, Washington DC and Los Angeles at the 2013 An Affair of the Arts Performance and Gala.
As we look forward to next year, we are pleased to announce Facundo and Elizabeth Bacardi will chair our 2014 YoungArts Gala which will be held at the new National YoungArts Foundation headquarters, formerly the Bacardi Campus.
More details to come……
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