Miami Beach Arts Gala 10/22/11

Miami Beach Arts Gala
Saturday, October 22nd
Miami Beach Convention Center

2011 Honorees
Mary Luft from Tigertail Productions, Lifetime Achievement Award
Neisen Kasdin, Visionary Award
George Neary, Cultural Arts Champion

2011 Arts Gala Tickets and Donations
Tickets are $300 and VIP tickets are $500 (Closer to the Honorees and stage)
To purchase tickets please click on this link below. And when on that page click on Donate on the left corner of the other website.

The 2011 Miami Beach Arts Gala is painting and performing its way to the Miami Beach Convention Center on Saturday, October 22nd. Launched in 2010, the Miami Beach Arts Gala is a fundraiser to support non-profit local South Florida artists who exhibit and perform in the City of Miami Beach through the Miami Beach Arts Trust. The Gala serves as an avenue to recognize the biggest supporters of the arts in Miami Beach and will honor three key members of our local arts community: George Neary, Cultural Arts Champion; Mary Luft, Lifetime Achievement Award; and Neisen Kasdin, Visionary Award.

“The Miami Beach Arts Gala showcases what a large role the arts play in the City of Miami Beach and places the spotlight on how we can continue developing our cultural arts program,” said Ray Breslin, Chair of the Miami Beach Arts Gala. “We are thrilled to have the opportunity of honoring our biggest supporters of the South Florida arts community year after year and, at the same time, raise money for local arts groups that need it most.”

Walking into the reception, view the artwork of Lou-Lou Davila-Hagopian, who also did the program artwork, and listen to the dulcet tones of Debbie Orta, one of Miami’s finest jazz vocalists. Also for your listening pleasure during dinner, Grammy-award-winning saxophonist Felipe Lamoglia and his New Dimensions in Afro-Cuban Beats will keep you entertained, with David Siegel, veteran of Arturo Sandoval’s orchestra, playing the Steinway grand piano generously donated for the occasion by the Miami Steinway Gallery of Coral Gables. The music is provided by KCC Productions. In addition,Angel Perez will perform a Mozart piece on the Steinway. Angel is a gifted 13-year-old student at SoBe Institute of the Arts who, last October, opened the Concert Season for the Brampton Symphony Orchestra. Brampton, Canada is a Sister City of Miami Beach and both Mayors were on hand to proudly watch.

Another addition to the program will be Octavio Campos doing an excerpt from his one-man show “Please Don’t Hate Me!”, and a performance by Pioneer Winter, who choreographed and co-directed 42: A Stonewall Prospective that was presented at the Bass Museum of Art. Throughout the rest of the evening there will be further demonstrations of Miami’s finest talent.

More than just another gala, you’ll be able to support arts in our community, enjoy an evening of viewing, listening, and experiencing art; all while dining on world-class food and beverage provided by Executive Chef Jonathan Barnett.

2010 honorees and award recipients were: Dr. Sanford and Dolores Ziff, Judy Drucker, and Michael Tilson Thomas.

For ticket information email michelle@miamibeachartsgala.com; table and individual tickets start at $300, which is partially tax deductible, and can be purchased online by visiting www.miamibeachartsgala.com or by phone at 786-493-5962.

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