Fire & Ice

Beaux Arts Hosts Miami’s Oldest Costume Ball

December 2019

It was the hottest and coolest party in Miami last month when Beaux Arts held its 67th annual ball, themed “Fire & Ice.” Miami’s longest running costume ball was held at The Ritz-Carlton Coconut Grove, where guests were treated to a fun and philanthropic night benefiting the University of Miami Lowe Art Museum and Beaux Arts’ educational programs.

Flame carved ice bars, fire dancers, snow queen aerialists, and an actual snow machine brought the party to life, along with a live band, theme-based foods, and cocktails sponsored by Bacardi. This year’s volunteer-produced ball was chaired by Daniella Carazo Reynolds and Kaitlyn Rieder. Décor was chaired by Beaux Arts Vice President Michele Reese Granger. President of Beaux Arts Lauren Dowlen thanked the crowd for helping raise critical funds to keep art programs alive at the Lowe.

The annual costume contest was judged by Coral Gables Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Mark Trowbridge, Beaux Arts Director and Chief Curator of UM’s Lowe Art Museum Dr. Jill Deupi, and Publisher of Miami Kids Magazine Karla Richey.