The Miami social calendar is punctuated by lots of fun events, but the National YoungArts Foundation’s Backyard Ball is definitely one of the most fun (and, as the name implies, young) events of the season.
This past weekend, National YoungArts Week wrapped in Miami with a grand gala that celebrated the immense talent of young visual, literary, performing, and design artists.
"I came to honor the kids," said the film actress and former 'The View' co-host at a fundraiser that raised $1.6 million for the 35-year-old arts education nonprofit, which fostered the careers of such actors as Kerry Washington and Adrian Grenier.
Initially, the classical music concert held at New World Center last Thursday during YoungArts Week felt a bit like the most elegant high-school recital ever conceived.
Once a year, in National YoungArts Week, Miami is engulfed with YoungArts finalists who are aspiring, determined and talented artists.
While YoungArts alumni have long played a role as teachers and adjudicators on the panels that select the winners, in recent years the foundation has focused on bringing more of its graduates back to the fold as instructors, as well as in other ways.
National YoungArts Foundation promotes YoungArts Week—a week that has been happening for the past 35 years—as a life-changing experience.
Miami-based National YoungArts Foundation kicks off its 35th year with its annual YoungArts Week, January 3-10.
Audiences at a national competition in Miami are about to learn what James McCarthy’s kid brother, Stephen, has known his whole life: The Pleasantville High School senior sure can sing.
La fundación YoungArts celebrará su 35 aniversario recibiendo en Miami a los casi 170 finalistas de su programa insignia, quienes trabajaran con maestros y mentores como Tarell McCraney, Joan Morgan, Sara Lamb, Jose Parla entre otros reconocidos artistas de diversas disciplinas.
Olivia M. Alger of Lake Bluff, who studies at the Interlochen Arts Academy, has been named a 2016 National YoungArts Foundation finalist in creative writing.