YoungArts Week offers art, dance, design, music and more


YoungArts Week Events

YoungArts events include:

•  Chamber Music Concert, 8:30 p.m. Thursday at New World Center, Main Hall, 500 17th St., Miami Beach.

• ‘Art, Design and Photography Exhibition Opening,’ 6 p.m. Friday at YoungArts Gallery, Tower Building, 2100 Biscayne Blvd., Miami.

• Writer’s Readings, 7 p.m. Friday at The Jewel Box at YoungArts Campus, 2100 Biscayne Blvd., Miami.

• Jazz Combo with Nicole Yarling, 9 p.m. Friday at 7th Floor Lounge, Tower Building, YoungArts Campus.

• ‘Design Now + Design Futures’ with Frank Gehry, Paola Antonelli and Zaha Hadid, 10 a.m. Sunday at YoungArts Campus.

For more information:

The list of tomorrow’s stars keeps getting longer as the National YoungArts Foundation, based in Miami, adds more winners to its roster.

This year, 171 finalists were chosen from 11,000 applicants, up from last year’s 149 who were culled from 10,000 applications. The finalists, 16 of whom are from the Miami area, will participate in YoungArts Week at various Miami locations beginning this week..

The 15- to 18-year-old finalists are the top tier of 687 total YoungArts winners in visual, literary and performing arts. As part of the 33rd annual YoungArts Week, the finalists will join master classes and workshops led by experts like architect Frank Gehry, actress Rita Moreno and University of Miami Frost School of Music Dean Shelly Berg, who recently finished production work on a Gloria Estefan album and two Christmas songs by classic rock group, Heart.

For arts lovers on a budget, the week offers a number of events that are no more than $10, and some are free, including vocal jazz, theater, design and dance performances at the World Center in Miami Beach, the YoungArts Gallery and YoungArts Campus in Miami.

The honorees join last year’s winners who included actress Jessica Darrow, a musical theater finalist from Coral Reef Senior High in South Miami-Dade who started college at Rutgers’ Mason Gross School of the Arts in New Jersey in the fall. Previous YoungArts winners who went on to become celebs include actors Vanessa Williams, Viola Davis, Adrian Grenier and Raúl Esparza and pop music stars Josh Groban, Nicki Minaj and Chris Young.

Follow @HowardCohen on Twitter.

Read more Entertainment stories from the Miami Herald

Miami Herald

Join the

The Miami Herald is pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news. Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere on the site or in the newspaper. We encourage lively, open debate on the issues of the day, and ask that you refrain from profanity, hate speech, personal comments and remarks that are off point. Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.

The Miami Herald uses Facebook's commenting system. You need to log in with a Facebook account in order to comment. If you have questions about commenting with your Facebook account, click here.

Have a news tip? You can send it anonymously. Click here to send us your tip - or - consider joining the Public Insight Network and become a source for The Miami Herald and el Nuevo Herald.

Hide Comments

This affects comments on all stories.

Cancel OK

  • Marketplace

Today's Circulars

  • Quick Job Search

Enter Keyword(s) Enter City Select a State Select a Category