Arsht Centerís 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 Centerís 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 Centerís 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