This year’s YoungArts New York Gala will take place Monday, April 10, 2023 at The Metropolitan Museum of Art in the spectacular Temple of Dendur. Celebrating the creativity and community of YoungArts, the event will be Co-Chaired by Sarah Arison, Gillian Hearst and Sandra Tamer. Performances during the evening will be directed by the evening’s Emcee Daniel J. Watts (2000 Winner in Dance), a multi-disciplinary artist whose practice includes dance, stand-up comedy, storytelling and spoken word. Watts has appeared in Broadway shows including Hamilton, In the Heights, and Memphis among others, and he was nominated for a Tony Award for his portrayal of Ike Turner in TINA. With the event designed by Raúl Àvila, who will have just finished designing the Oscars and will be preparing for the Met Ball, the evening promises to be unforgettable!
Nearly 250 of New York City’s cultural and community leaders, philanthropists and artists will come together to support YoungArts’ vision: a world that embraces artists as vital to our humanity. We hope you are able to join us!
Derrick Adams and Michael Chuapoco
Jody and John Arnhold
Camille A. Brown
Amy Cappellazzo and Joanne Rosen
Hampton Carney and Florent Bonadei
Rona and Jeffrey Citrin
David Dechman and Michel Mercure
Natalie Diggins and Oren Michels
Brian Donnelly and Julia Chiang
Dana Farouki and Mazen Makarem
Sue Hostetler and Beau Wrigley
Sheree Hovsepian and Rashid Johnson
Michi and Charles Jigarjian
Jill and Peter Kraus
Peter W. Kunhardt Jr.
Bernard Lumpkin and Carmine Boccuzzi
Dr. Joan Morgan
Nicole Ari Parker
Lee Quiñones and Tamara Warren
Lisa Roumell and Mark Rosenthal
Graham Steele and Ulysses de Santi
Hank Willis Thomas and Rujeko Hockley
Make a Celebratory Gift
YoungArts strives for a world that embraces artists as vital to our humanity. Artists are discovering new uses for technology, creating art across time zones, and building a global network of creative energy that permeates communities everywhere. Make a celebratory gift to the 2023 YoungArts New York Gala as we honor this essential work.