Adrienne Arsht Center announces Anniversary Reunion Gala, May 22


The Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County (@arshtcenter) will host its 15th Anniversary Gala on Saturday, May 22, with a reunion celebration that will bring together arts supporters who have been longing to reconnect with each other and with the live performing arts for more than a year.

The Arsht Center Gala will take over both sides of the campus and includes an immersive world premiere art experience, a concert by Afro-Cuban jazz master Chucho Valdés and his quartet, a fabulous safely distanced dinner and a few surprises. Fundraising proceeds from the Gala will support the Arsht Center’s mission-driven Arts Education and Community Engagement Programs, which continue to expand throughout Miami-Dade County.

The event will begin on the Ziff Ballet Opera House’s 18,000-square-foot stage with a special viewing of Lasting Impressions: The 3D LED Experience, a fully immersive next generation installation of sight and sound that transports guests into more than 100 of the world’s most recognizable masterpieces using one-of-a-kind technology.

Guests will then be treated to dinner inside the Knight Concert Hall and a live performance by Latin Jazz legend Chucho Valdés and his quartet.

Enhanced safety measures will be in place to ensure a comfortable and intimate Gala experience at every stage of the evening.

The past year has underscored the importance of philanthropy as an anchor of sustainability in turbulent times. Donor support has made it possible for the Arsht Center to continue the mission-critical work of providing free programs and initiatives that connect all members of the community to the arts during a time when we need it the most. Proceeds from the Gala will ensure the programs continue to serve the community in 2021 and beyond.

The Gala’s Honorary Chair is Adrienne Arsht. Gala Chairs are Tony and Conchi Argiz, and Aileen Ugalde and Dean Colson.

“The exhilaration from music when heard live, the impact of beautiful artwork when experienced in person and the excitement of gathering with friends to celebrate, is even more significant and special this year,” said Adrienne Arsht, honorary chair and center benefactor. “It is now time to look ahead with optimism and anticipation, as we reunite and celebrate the 15th anniversary gala.”

“This year’s Gala will be extra special as we come together once again to celebrate the performing arts after a really challenging year,” said Tony Argiz, Arsht Center Foundation Board chair. “The arts play an important role in our lives and foster remarkable shared human experiences. An inspiring performance can individually touch our hearts, expand our minds, feed our souls; but the human connection forged when we experience it together binds and strengthens the fabric of our society. We can’t wait to reunite and welcome back all arts lovers and our biggest supporters.”

Exclusive sponsorship opportunities are available and individual tickets to the Gala are also available beginning at $750. For more information about corporate and individual sponsorship opportunities, call the Arsht Center Advancement office at 786-468-2020 or send email to

The Arsht Center’s 15th Anniversary Reunion Gala is supported by Bacardi and Pommery.

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