Adrienne Arsht Center’s 17th Anniversary Gala
Themed "The Labyrinth of Enchantment," the marquee philanthropic event united more than 250 community leaders in support of the Center’s mission-driven arts education and community engagement programs.
The Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County proudly celebrated its 17th Anniversary Gala: Labyrinth of Enchantment. The Arsht Center’s marquee philanthropic event united more than 250 community leaders in support of the Center’s mission-driven arts education and community engagement programs as well as it’s internship program. Adrienne Arsht, Founding Chairman, Adrienne Arsht Center Foundation, served as the Gala’s Honorary Chair and the Gala Co-Chairs were Eric G. Johnson, Chairman, Adrienne Arsht Center Foundation Board & Holly Gaines and Richard C. Milstein, Chairman, Adrienne Arsht Center Trust Board & Eric Hankin.
Hosted in the John S. and James L. Knight Concert Hall and on the Swanee and Paul DiMare Stage, the Arsht Center’s Gala delighted guests with playful Harlequins, enchanted forest creatures during cocktail hour, a delectable three-course dinner prepared by Executive Chef Elgin Woodman of Constellation Culinary Group, a passion-filled performance by Miami-based, two-time Latin Grammy®-nominated flamenco artist Siudy Garrido, and dancing to beats curated by DJ GQ, which closed out the evening’s celebration. The Gala also featured a surprise flash mob performance by StepFlix and AileyCamp Miami campers who recreated the viral “Wednesday Addams” dance and got everyone on their feet.
Dr. Kimberly Green and Green Family Foundation Trust
Eric G. Johnson and Holly Gaines
Martin and Melanie Kirschner
Lisa and Benjamin Leon III
Cheryl and Y. David Scharf
Lucille Zanghi and James Dow
Antonio L. “Tony” and Conchi Argiz and BDO;
Trish and Dan Bell;
John S. and James L. Knight Foundation;
Dottore Peste Sponsors
Robert T. Barlick, Jr.
Lee E. Caplin and Gita Karasik
Greenberg Traurig, P.A.
Yosbel A. Ibarra and Drew Stoudt
James Kelly III
Miami-Dade County Commissioner Keon Hardemon
D. Nicholas Miceli
Bank of America
Nichole D. Scott
University of Miami
Karen and Jonathan Fryd
Publix Super Markets Charities
David and Olga Melin
Larry and Sue Quinlan
The evening was also generously supported by BACARDĺ, Gérard Bertrand, Café Bustelo, World Red Eye, The Miami Herald and Exquisito Chocolates.
About Adrienne Arsht Center
Set in the heart of downtown Miami, the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County is committed to welcoming and connecting ALL people to the arts, to the Arsht Center and to each other. Our stages are alive year-round with artists from around the world, innovative programming from our resident companies and local arts partners, free community events that reflect Miami’s unique identity and arts education experiences for thousands of Miami children each year.
Since opening in 2006, the Arsht Center, a 501C3 non-profit organization, has been recognized as a catalyst for billions of dollars in new development in the downtown area, a leader in programming that mirrors South Florida’s diversity, a host venue for historic events and Miami’s hub for arts education.
Each year, we serve more than 60,000 young learners and offer more than 100 culturally diverse and inclusive education programs — many enhanced by the Arsht Center’s relationship with Miami-Dade County Public Schools, local teaching artists and Miami-based arts organizations.
The Arsht Center is also a home stage for three resident companies — Florida Grand Opera, Miami City Ballet and New World Symphony — and a launch pad for local artists to make their mark on the international stage. Our 300+ events each year include the Center’s Signature Series of classical, jazz, Broadway, local theater and much more. We present a robust series of touring Broadway musicals direct from New York, the largest jazz series in South Florida, a major annual Flamenco Festival and an award-winning Miami-based theater program. In addition, our Family Fest, Free Gospel Sundays, CommuniTEA LGBTQ+ celebration and Heritage Fest are among dozens of free events that bring together people from all corners of our community. For more information, visit arshtcenter.org.