The YoungArts Backyard Ball Performance and Gala is our largest annual fundraiser, and the culmination of YoungArts Week in January, our signature national program celebrating the nation’s best emerging artists in the visual, literary, design and performing arts. Each year YoungArts hosts more than 800 notable attendees including celebrities, VIPs, master teachers, national image-makers and tastemakers who gather in Miami to honor the achievements of these talented young artists. The evening is one of artistic immersion with incredible not-to-be-missed performances by YoungArts alumni. In addition, YoungArts recognizes honorees with Arison Awards for their invaluable commitment to the arts. Previous Arison awardees include Robert Redford, Rita Moreno, Zaha Hadid, Adrian Grenier, Andrew Rannells, Kerry Washington, Rosie Perez, Robert Wilson, Tony Yazbeck and others. (See past Arison Awardees.)
The 2017 YoungArts Backyard Ball took place on January 14, 2017.
For additional information on the event or to find out ways to support the evening, please contact Dee Dee Sides at [email protected]
Each year, YoungArts hosts several events on the YoungArts campus in Miami featuring alumni and master teachers, including the Outside the Box series, Salon series, exhibitions and awareness events. We also host select events in New York and Los Angeles.