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YoungArts Week

For the past 28 years, YoungArts, the core program of the National Foundation for Advancement in the Arts, identifies about 150 of the most talented and promising young artists from around the country, and invites them to Miami for YoungArts Week.

These students are selected from thousands of applications in the literary, performing and visual arts, and have demonstrated an inspiring artistic excellence that YoungArts seeks to foster and encourage. YoungArts Week is a week-long celebration of this talent, where students participate in artistic enrichment experiences including master classes with world renowned artists, workshops, exhibitions, and nightly performances that are open to the public.


Alumni of the YoungArts program include actress Vanessa Williams, singer Josh Groban, Entourage star Adrian Grenier, Tony Award-nominee Raúl Esparza and novelist Allegra Goodman.

This year the performances and exhibitions will be held downtown at the Gusman Center, at the Margulies Collection at the WAREhOUSE, University of Miami’s Gusman Hall, and News Lounge.

Below is a complete schedule of events for Young Arts Week, as well as ticket and RSVP information.

Young Arts Week 2010 Schedule

Tuesday, Jan. 12

8 p.m. – Voice And Jazz Performance

Gusman Center for the Performing Arts, 174 East Flagler Street, Miami

Wednesday, Jan. 13

8 p.m.- Theatre Performance

Gusman Center for the Performing Arts

Thursday, Jan. 14

8 p.m. – Dance and Cinematic Arts Performance and Screenings

Gusman Center for the Performing Arts

9 p.m. – Jazz Performance with special guest Nicole Henry

News Lounge, 5580 NE 4th Court, Miami

10 p.m. – Cultural cocktails at ECCO (174 E. Flagler St.)

To celebrate Miami’s Young Benefactors. Dress is downtown chic and there is street and garage parking. Plenty of dancing and socializing. To register for this event call 305-377-6992 or email You must attend the 8 p.m. performance at the Gusman where you will receive a wristband for entry to ECCO’s lounge.

Friday, Jan. 15

6 p.m. – Writers’ Readings

The Margulies Collection at theWAREhOUSE, 591 NW27th Street, Miami

7:30 p.m.  – Visual Arts and Photography Exhibition

The Margulies Collection at theWAREhOUSE

Saturday, Jan. 16

1:30 p.m. – Chamber Music Concert

University of Miami’s Gusman Hall, 1314 Miller Drive, Coral Gables

To reserve tickets for events at the Gusman Center for the Performing Arts call 305-374-2444, ext. 222

To RSVP for all other events call (305) 377-6991