Arsht Center’s 11th Annual Gala
Gala concert hosted by Gloria Estefan featured world-class female artists
Star power was in full effect at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County as it celebrated women in the arts during its 11th Annual Gala. World-renowned artists such as Gloria Estefan, Rita Moreno, Chita Rivera, Storm Large, Vanessa Williams and many more graced the stage as they were honored for their commitment to the arts. Presenters and performers such as Nancy Cartwright, Elena Maria Garcia, Judith Jamison, Tig Notaro, Michelle Ortiz, Denyce Graves, Nicole Henry, Alicia Hall Moran, Melissa Schott, Bria Skonberg, Madeline Smith and Marina Radiushina joined the celebration along with notable, South Florida-based organizations including Miami Chamber Music Society, Women of Note Chorus and Miami City Ballet.

The occasion also included Adrienne Arsht, the Center’s name benefactor and Gala Honorary Chair, along with Gala Chairs such as Tony & Conchi Argiz; Armando & Margarita Codina; Ira & Carole Hall; and Alan Fein & Susan Westfall. Close to 1,000 South Florida arts and culture supporters, community leaders and philanthropists also attended the event in an effort to raise funds for the Center’s arts education and community outreach programs including AileyCamp Miami, recipient of the 2016 National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Award given by the White House and former First Lady Michelle Obama.

Gala guests enjoyed decadent post-show desserts by Chef Soraya Kilgore and high-energy music provided by Soul Survivors. Guests were dancing on stage until after midnight.

Photos by World Red Eye, Sergi Alexander, and Justin Namon (ra-haus)

Arsht Center Gala Artists with Adrienne Arsht

Adrienne Arsht

Alan Fein, Adrienne Arsht and Susan Westfall

Adrienne Arsht, Tony & Conchi Argiz

Carole & Ira Hall

Michael Eidson & Dr. Margaret Eidson

John Richard, Trish & Dan Bell

Alan & Diane Lieberman

Andria & Andres Miyares

Arsht Center Knight Concert Hall

Anna & Aria Mehrabi

Hazel Rosen and Rita Moreno

Richard Milstein and Eric Hankin

Jose & Heidi Dans

Jon & Nancy Batchelor

Penny & Richard Thurer

Diane Star Heller

Maria Diaz, Michele Oka Doner and Commissioner Jose Pepe Diaz

Jennifer & Gerald Grant

Frances de la Guardia, Ana Milton and Mariita Feldenkreis

Julia Brown and Carnival Corporation guests

Don Plaus and Roxana Corla

John Richard and Susi Westfall

Larry & Laura Colin

Mariita & George Feldenkreis

Marile and Jorge Lopez and Bank of America Guests

Penny Shaffer and Luis Franco

Seth & Liebe Gadinsky

Stephen Brunell and Katharine Rubino

Tony & Conchi Argiz and Jane & Brian Mormile