Sarah Arison is President of the Arison Arts Foundation and a member of the Board of Trustees for the National Foundation for Advancement in the Arts (NFAA) and its core program, youngARTS. NFAA/youngARTS was founded by her Grandparents, the late Ted Arison and Lin Arison. Sarah is also a Board Member for the NFAA off-shoot, New World Symphony. She is a young art patron in Miami, and is making a name for herself as a champion for the arts.
A graduate of Emory University with a BBA in Marketing and a BA in French, Sarah brings her extensive skills and education to her role as a Board Member for youngARTS. She has been involved with many of youngARTS’ committees, including Marketing/Communications as well as the Development/Programs Committee. She has increased recognition for the foundation and created opportunities for young artists by partnering with various organizations, including the Museum of Modern Art, the Sundance Film Festival, and the Baryshnikov Arts Center. Sarah’s charismatic personality, strong work ethic and dedication to youngARTS have been vital to her success in boosting the foundations visibility and stature in the community.
Sarah’s inspiration comes from many sources, one of which was a trip to Paris that she took when she was 15. She traveled with her Grandmother, Lin Arison, on an artistic journey that resulted in the celebrated book authored by Lin, Travels with Van Gogh and the Impressionists: Discovering the Connection. Sarah’s experiences on this trip ignited her passion for the arts; she often cites it as the turning point in which she realized that being an artist is not a choice, rather an inevitable path you can’t help but follow. It was this newfound understanding for artists and their struggles that propelled Sarah into a career in the arts, prompting her to accept the position as President of the Arison Art’s Foundation, which is a non profit organization created by Lin Arison. The Foundation supports art across America, particularly in high schools and conservatories, ensuring its survival and expansion of NFAA/youngARTS and the New World Symphony.
Sarah is also Chairman of youngPATRONS, a dynamic group of young professionals who share a passion for art, and is interested in supporting the Miami arts scene and youngARTS.