An Affair of the Arts Performance and Gala

Benefits YoungArts

Saturday, January 12, 2013
Olympia Theater at Gusman Center
174 East Flagler Street, Downtown Miami

This year’s An Affair of the Arts Performance and Gala will be held on Saturday, January 12, 2013. The evening will begin at the magnificent Olympia Theater at Gusman Center for the Performing Arts with a pre-dinner performance by talented alumni from across the nation to celebrate the 2013 YoungArts winners. Gala Chairs are Marile & Jorge Luis Lopez, and Honorary Chairs, Placido Domingo and Mikhail Baryshnikov, will host the evening’s festivities. After the performance, guests will walk across the street to the Historic Alfred I. DuPont Building where music by YoungArts alumni will set the stage for an evening of glamour and good conversation. The party will continue with DJ Irie and the 2013 YoungArts winners with Dessert and Dancing.

For more information please contact or call 305-377-1140.

About YoungArts

Founded in 1981 by the late Ted Arison and his wife, Lin, YoungArts is the core program of the National Foundation for Advancement in the Arts (NFAA). The organization’s mission is to identify the next generation of emerging artists in the performing, visual, and literary arts, to provide educational enrichment and assistance in their pursuit of the arts, and to raise the appreciation for and support of the arts in American society. At the request of The Commission on Presidential Scholars, which is appointed by the President of the United States, NFAA serves as the exclusive nominating agency for the U.S. Presidential Scholars in the Arts, the country’s highest honor in the arts given to high school seniors.

The YoungArts program has honored over 16,000 young artists with more than $6 million in monetary awards and nearly $84 million in college scholarship opportunities. Alumni include actresses Viola Davis, Kerry Washington and Vanessa Williams; four-time Tony Award nominee Raúl Esparza; star of HBO’s Entourage Adrian Grenier; recording artists Josh Groban, Nicki Minaj and Chris Young; Executive Director of the American Ballet Theatre Rachel Moore; and internationally acclaimed multimedia artist Doug Aitken.

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