An Affair of the Arts Performance and Gala
Robert Redford accepting the YoungArts Arison Award

YoungArts brought together more than 800 guests, including prominent artists, community leaders, philanthropists and celebrities to celebrate the 2012 national YoungArts winners. An Affair of the Arts Performance and Gala, at the historic Gusman Center for the Performing Arts and the J.W. Marriott Marquis Hotel, honored actor, director, activist and founder of Sundance Institute+ Film Festival Robert Redford with the Arison Award; visual artist and 1986 YoungArts winner Doug Aitken with the Alumni Award; and arts administrator Robert L. Lynch, president and CEO of Americans for the Arts, with the YoungArts Leadership Award. The event raised nearly $1,000,000 to support student artists on both a regional and national level, with gala leadership graciously provided by Honorary Gala Chairs Micky and Madeleine Arison, and J.W. “Bill” and Donna Marriott, Jr. SunTrust was the event’s presenting sponsor with additional support by MIAMI Magazine, Grey Goose Vodka and The Collection.

Maria and Alberto Carvalho

Ana Codina and Robert Barlick

Donna and J.W. “Bill” Marriott, Jr.

Bruce Weber and Debi Mazar

Darlene & Jorge Perez and Judy Weiser

Doug Aitken, Bill T. Jones, Lin Arison, Robert L. Lynch, & Michael Kaiser

Facundo & Elizabeth Bacardi, Marc & Maribeth Sheridan, Heather & David Hughes

Fausto & Remedios Diaz-Oliver and Lilliam & Gus Machado

James & Alice Rasmussen and Jim Dubin

Jim & Bobi Eroncig and Maurice Zarmati

Jorge Luis & Marile Lopez, Silvia Trinidad, Nora Bulnes & Eduardo Padrón

Larry and Hazel Rosen

Luis Rigual and Anne Owen

Irwin & Linda Potash

Matthew Vander Werff and Sarah Arison

Alan and Diane Lieberman

Stephen and Bobbi Berkman

Nick D’Annunzio and Tara Soloman

Lin Arison and Robert Redford

Kamal Hotchandani and Joey Goldman

Silvio Sulichin and Minerva Arboleya

Ximena Castillo and Tony Cho

Jennifer Sybers, Jason Clarke, and Paola Villanueva

Tony Jones and Patty Carol

Lauren Perry and Rachel First

John & Pamela Henry, Brett Spero, and Harry Sheikh

YoungArts Gala – Grey Goose Vodka Sponsorship