Adrienne Arsht Center Hosts 15th Anniversary Reunion Gala
The event raised more than $1 million for arts education initiatives and expansion of the center's internship program.
The Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County hosted its 15th Anniversary Reunion Gala on May 22 with a celebration that reunited arts supporters who have been longing to reconnect with each other and with the live performing arts for well over a year. Hosted in limited capacity to ensure everyone’s health and safety, the 15th Anniversary Reunion Gala welcomed South Florida philanthropists and community leaders to celebrate the arts and raised more than $1 million to support the Center’s art education and professional development programs.
Proceeds from the Gala will benefit The Ninth, an immersive theater and hands-on workshop experience that will tour Miami-Dade County public high schools to reach up to 25,000 ninth graders. Premiering in 2022, The Ninth will be the first arts-driven, youth mental-health-awareness program of its scale in the nation. The evening also included support for an expansion of the Center’s internship program. Beginning next year, the Center’s Internship Program will become fully paid, reducing financial barriers and making this important career opportunity more accessible to all.
The Gala featured a special viewing of Lasting Impressions: The 3D LED Experience, a next generation installation of sight and sound that transports guests into the world’s most recognizable masterpieces using one-of-a-kind technology, directly on the Ziff Ballet Opera House’s 18,000 square foot stage. Guests were also treated to a fabulous dinner inside the Knight Concert Hall and an incredible live performance by Latin Jazz legend Chucho Valdés and his quartet.
The Gala’s Honorary Chair was Adrienne Arsht. Gala Chairs were Tony & Conchi Argiz; and Aileen Ugalde & Dean Colson.
The Arsht Center’s 15th Anniversary Reunion Gala was supported by Bacardi, Pommery and The Miami Herald. Visit www.arshtcenter.org for updates.