Press Release Announcing Quince Con Arsht! Miami teens invited to take their Quince portraits for FREE at the Center


The Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County




Miami teens invited to take their Quince portraits for FREE at the Center as part of its ongoing year-long 15th birthday celebration


Miami, FL – December 15, 2021 – Calling all 15-year-olds! Young people across South Florida celebrating their quinces in 2021 and 2022 are cordially invited to make memories at the Arsht Center (@arshtcenter) as it continues celebrating its 15th birthday, or “auinceañera” as they’re affectionately calling it in a nod to Miami’s Latin culture. 

Throughout the Arsht Center's 15th season, Miami’s home for the performing arts is opening its doors to the community for quince portraits – completely free of charge! Beginning this January, young people of all genders interested in having an arts-inspired quince photo shoot at the Center will have the opportunity to choose from one of the Center's most beautiful locations on its campus, including spaces in the Ziff Ballet Opera House and Knight Concert Hall. Access and use of the Arsht Center spaces is completely free of charge.

The Arsht Center is also offering assistance with special outfits for the photo shoot available to all Miami-Dade County Public School (MDCPS) students in need via MDCPS’ Prom Boutique. To connect with our partners at Prom Boutique, please email

For more information and to register, please visit

QUINCE CON ARSHT is one of more than 10 ongoing Arsht Center programs committed to community engagement and deepening the experience of the performing arts for all Miami-Dade County residents. Having served more than 100,000 people throughout its 15-year history, the programs broaden community participation and open the sights, sounds and possibilities of the world through the performing arts. Programs include: Family Fest, a series of free performances for the whole family; The Heritage Project, a free salon series and annual festival featuring panel discussions surrounding  performing arts and social justice in the Black community; AileyCamp Miami, a full-scholarship, six-week summer dance camp which uses dance as a vehicle for the personal development of young people; CommuniTea Dance, an annual celebration honoring Miami's LGBTQ+ community; Knight Masterworks Classical Conversations, a series of free lectures which give the audience insight into the musicians, composers and history of music presented in our Knight Masterworks Classical Music series; Camp Broadway, a weeklong musical theater camp for kids; Step Into Dance Master Classes, dance workshops for the community presented in conjunction with our Knight Masterworks Dance series; Accessing the Arts Residencies, art workshops for children and adults with disabilities;  Arsht on the Road, a new series of free pop-up performances that bring the arts into Miami-Dade County's diverse neighborhoods; and Arsht@Work, free professional development workshops for all industries.


Arsht Center Commitment to Health and Safety 

The Arsht Center remains deeply committed to the health and peace of mind of our guests, artists and staff. Based on guidance from national and local health officials, masks and proof of a recent negative COVID-19 test are required. Guests may volunteer proof of vaccination in lieu of a negative test. Learn more here. We will also maintain enhanced cleaning, sanitation and air filtration procedures. Any policy changes will be sent directly to ticketholders and updated regularly at