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Derrick Adams, Mickalene Thomas, Harmony Korine, and More Raise Over $1 Million at Miami’s Annual YoungArts Gala

Mickalene Thomas, Derrick Adams, and Michael Chuapoco at the YoungArts Gala. Photography by BFA. All images courtesy of YoungArts.

Under the domed ceiling of Miami’s spiraling Faena Forum, more than 300 of the city’s cultural changemakers gathered last Saturday for YoungArts's annual Gala. The organization, founded in 1981 by Lin and Ted Arison, supports high school-aged artists at the fledgling stage of their creative development. This year’s event, presented by the Italian brand Marni, raised nearly $1.1 million for YoungArts's mentorship, professional development, and funding initiatives. 

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