Derby Days
May
7
3:00 pm15:00

Derby Days

  • Mint Museum Randolph

Named the “Best Party for Young Professionals” by the Charlotte Observer and “Best Young Professional Party” by Society Charlotte magazine, Derby Days brings together more than 400 of Charlotte’s young professionals to enjoy a day of live music from the Time Sawyer band; lawn games; free wine and beer; food trucks, 50/50 raffle; as well as a large-screen viewing of the Kentucky Derby, dubbed “The Most Exciting Two Minutes in Sports."

3pm: Roll call! Get in the door, grab a Makers Mark Julep and prepare for what's next.
4pm: Check out our 50/50 raffle and grab a snack from our food trucks!
5pm: Feel all the feels listening to our live band, The Time Sawyer Band
6:34pm: Root for your favorite pony with 400 other screaming young professionals.
7pm: Keep the party going by attending our exclusive afterparty.

Tickets:

Members: $40
Non-members: $55

Opening Night: 80x80, An Art Show
Jun
10
6:00 pm18:00

Opening Night: 80x80, An Art Show

WHAT. 

The Young Affiliates of the Mint will host their inaugural art show, 80x80, in Mint Museum Uptown’s level 5 expansion space from Friday, June 10th to Saturday, June 25th, 2016. 80x80 will consist of a total of eighty works, in commemoration of The Mint Museum's approaching 80th Anniversary.  Works of art shown will be selected from submissions and all artists are encouraged and welcomed to submit their work for consideration in 80x80. Mary Edith Alexander, Grace Cote, and Lori Kornegay will jury 80x80. Learn more about the 80x80 curators.

WHY. 

This show will open a dialogue between artists, unbridled from any overarching theme, content, medium, or geographic parameters, and the Charlotte community in an accessible, yet established space, while mixing and mingling amongst works of art.

There is a noted schism between the museum space, the gallery space and the studio space. With this art show, the Young Affiliates of the Mint Museum hope to bridge that gap to give attendees and participants the medium through which to view this new space and start this new conversation.

80x80 will consist of a total of eighty works shown in commemoration of the Mint Museum’s 80th Anniversary as a beloved staple in Charlotte and vital organ of the arts in our city.

WHO. 

We're a diverse group of young professionals promoting and supporting the Mint Museum cultural, social, leadership, and fundraising activities and events. Established in 1990, we're the premier social arts organization for young professionals in Charlotte.

WHERE. 

Mint Museum Uptown, Charlotte, North Carolina.

WHEN. 

JANUARY 4TH TO MARCH 14TH, 2016. 
Artist’s submissions accepted.

APRIL 4TH, 2016.
Artists will be notified of acceptance.

MAY 9TH – MAY 16TH, 2016.
All selected works of art should arrive at the Mint Uptown.

JUNE 10TH, 2016.
Opening.

JUNE 10TH – JUNE 25TH, 2016.
Show is up and running. Come on down to Uptown.

Interested in submitting your work? Learn more.


Artitudes Latin Music Night at Mint Museum Uptown
Apr
28
7:00 pm19:00

Artitudes Latin Music Night at Mint Museum Uptown

  • Mint Museum Uptown

Come join us at the MINT Uptown for the Latin Music Concert Series on Thursday, April 28th, 2016 from 7:00 - 8:30 p.m. The Latin Music Concert seeks to showcase different rhythms from Latin America, highlighting the talents of local musicians from the Latin American community. Tickets are sold in advance and price is $15 for Mint Members ($20 nonmembers). 

(Due to limited space, a spot cannot be held without full payment. So please book early to reserve your spot!!)

Artitudes Latin Music Night @ the MINT
Mar
24
7:00 pm19:00

Artitudes Latin Music Night @ the MINT

  • Mint Museum Uptown

Come join us at the MINT Uptown for the Latin Music Concert Series on March 24, 2016 from  7 - 8:30 p.m.

The Latin Music Concert seeks to showcase different rhythms from Latin America, highlighting the talents of local musicians from the Latin American community. Tickets are sold in advance and price is $15 for Mint Members ($20 non-members).  Please register in advance online.

(Due to limited space, a spot cannot be held without full payment. So please book early to reserve your spot!!)

Artitudes @ The Gallery South End
Mar
19
7:30 pm19:30

Artitudes @ The Gallery South End

  • The Gallery South End

Come SOCIALIZE with Artitudes @ The GALLERY South End on Saturday, March 19th at 7:30 pm.  Art.Wine.Craft Beer.DJ.Fun

If you haven’t been to the Gallery yet, you should definitely come and stop by to check it out with the YAMs  It is a great place to stop in for a drink and appreciate some amazing art while being in the heart of the South End.  We will be continuing the fun at other local watering holes afterwards.  

Envision & Empower
Mar
9
6:00 pm18:00

Envision & Empower

  • Mint Museum Uptown

ENVISION & EMPOWER:

Individual stories of youth transformation through art & music

Meet the students, see their work, and hear how art has changed young lives

6:00 - 6:45
Mingle with the student artists
Enjoy free docent tours of the museum
View portraits of Behailu Academy seniors by photographer Margaret Strickland

6:45 - 7:00
Listen as Senator Jeff Jackson shares his thoughts on arts education

7:00 - 8:00
Enjoy Behailu Academy student poetry, performances & stories

8:00 - 9:00
Live jazz music by Buff Dillard & cash bar

 

Envision & Empower provides an evening opportunity for the Charlotte community to come together and celebrate the transformative power of arts education on children in our community. For Envision & Empower, the YAMs partnered with Behailu Academy, an arts-based youth development program that empowers youth to find and use their voices through the arts, academics, and community service. 

This coming spring, seven seniors will graduate from Behailu Academy; forever transformed by the incredible opportunity Behailu has given them to learn about themselves in a supportive environment, through the creation of art and music. 

In preparation for this event, photographer Margaret Strickland had the unique pleasure of meeting and photographing the seven exiting seniors Envision & Empower. Margaret quickly picked up on a symbiotic relationship between the students of Behailu Academy and the arts. Margaret captured the essence of this artistic engagement in photographs that will be on display at the event. In reflection of her meeting the seniors of Behailu, Margaret stated, “I was profoundly impacted by the stories of the students at Behailu. I met a musician, a marine, an illustrator, photographers, and designers. It is obvious that the drive, confidence and talent of these students are due in large part to the friendships and experiences made possible by Behailu Academy. These seniors have used their time at Behailu to support each other, define themselves, and dream big about their futures.”

Behailu Academy students that participated in this collaboration and keynote speaker, Senator Jeff Jackson, will join the YAMs for this evening event. Guests will enjoy jazz musician, Buff Dillard, and a cash bar will be available with wine, beer and liquor for purchase. 

Please join the YAMs at Envision & Empower to join us and help us raise awareness about the impact of art on youth in our community. Your sponsorship will directly influence the Mint Museum’s ability to provide education and programs to children. 

UPTOWN FUNK: MOSCHINO & MUSIC
Feb
27
Feb 28

UPTOWN FUNK: MOSCHINO & MUSIC

  • Mint Museum Uptown

Join our partner organization, Mint Museum Auxiliary, for Uptown Funk: Moschino & Music

Put your Uptown Funk on - and your dancing shoes! Join in celebrating the first Franco Moschino retrospective Fashion Exhibition in the United States - Viva Moschino! Mint Museum Uptown will be transformed with the Bad Boy Edge of Franco Moschino (Madonna's Designer) and the Uptown Funk of Jeremy Scott/Moschino (Katy Perry's designer) for a truly unforgettable night of dancing, and uptown fun!

Tickets: $125

Watercolor Workshop with the YAMs
Feb
27
2:00 pm14:00

Watercolor Workshop with the YAMs

  • Free Range Brewing

The Young Affiliates of the Mint are excited to offer this exclusive and special workshop led by lauded McColl Center Resident Alumnus Charles Williams!  And better yet, we are partnering with the Bechtler Young Visionaries (BYVs) and the ASC Young Donor's Society (YDS), to offer this private watercolor workshop at Free Range Brewing on Saturday, February 27 from 2pm-5pm. 

Charles Williams is a lauded McColl Center Artist Resident Alumnus, whose paintings draw from a long fascination with connections between human emotions and the natural world. Deeply personal and inscribed with a tone meant to inspire hope and personal awareness, Williams’ realistic depictions of oceans and marshy landscapes invite the viewer to share in his vision from a point of introspection and contemplation. His work has garnered numerous awards, including the 2013 Griffith/Reyburn Artist of the Year Award. During the workshop, the talented artist Charles Williams plans to share his experience as a McColl Center resident and his creative process! 

Because seating is limited for this private workshop, RSVPs are limited to the first 16 people who buy tickets in the provided link. 

The cost is $25/person, and is simply to cover the cost of the event. The event starts at 2pm with a Social, with the Workshop starting at 3pm. There will be beer for sale at Free Range, Food trucks will arrive at 5pm, and Orman's cheese shop will have free samples and items for sale. 

We’re extremely excited for this unique event, and we look forward to seeing you there!

Artitudes Diavolo Dance Performance at the Knight Theater
Feb
19
7:00 pm19:00

Artitudes Diavolo Dance Performance at the Knight Theater

  • The Knight Theatre

Come join Artitudes with Blumenthal Performing Arts at the Knight Theater on Friday, February 19th at 7pm to enjoy an amazing FREE event for YAM Members to see Diavolo: Architecture in Motion.  You must be one of the first 20 members to sign up in order to receive a complimentary ticket.  We will meet at the Knight Theater Box Office at between 6:30-6:45 to distribute the tickets and take our seats. 

 

Annual Networking Event at the Charlotte City Club
Feb
18
6:00 pm18:00

Annual Networking Event at the Charlotte City Club

  • Charlotte City Club

For one night only, the Young Affiliates of the Mint is invited to Uptown’s trendiest, members-only venue: The Charlotte City Club. Situated on the top two floors of the Interstate Tower on 121 West Trade, The Charlotte City Club has been home to Charlotte’s prominent business leaders since it was founded by Charlotte Mayor Herbert Baxter in 1917. It features a refined dining and lounge facility, breathtaking views up uptown Charlotte, and an unparalleled attention to service and detail. The Charlotte City Club Young Professionals invites us to join them for an evening of cocktails and conversation whilst enjoying the Club. 

This is a free event for all members and nonmembers, and guests are encouraged to enjoy the exceptional company and ambience of the Charlotte City Club. There will be a cash bar for cocktails, wine, and beer, and guests are encouraged to stay for dinner and experience the City Club’s exceptional menu. The City Club has generously offered to donate 15% of all proceeds from the night back to the YAMs as a donation, so please bring a friend and enjoy the Club! We, the YAMs, will also have information on all of the phenomenal upcoming events leading into summer, including our largest annual event, the beloved Derby Days! Whether you’re new or old to YAMs, bring a friend and come join us for an unforgettable night of dining, cocktails, and mingling at Charlotte’s most exclusive Club.

Oyster Roast at the Mint Museum Randolph
Feb
6
4:30 pm16:30

Oyster Roast at the Mint Museum Randolph

  • Mint Museum Randolph

The Young Affiliates of the Mint are hosting their annual Oyster Roast and Lowcountry Boil on Feb 6th. Festivities will kick off at 3:00 with a friendly game of flag football. The oyster roast and low-country boil will commence at 4:30. Additionally, guests will also be treated to S'mores and the fabulous music of Matt Weldon. Member tickets are $25 while non-member tickets are $30. Tickets include oysters, low country boil, s'mores, and a beer. Additional beverages will be available for purchase.

3:00

Flag Football
Join the YAMs for their annual game of flag football at Mint Museum Randolph. Meet on the steps in front of the museum and earn your appetite. This is going to be epic!

4:30

Oyster Roast & Low Country Boil
Get ready to dive into some delicious roasted oysters and low country boil all while listening to fantastic live music in front of Mint Museum Randolph

6:30

S'mores & Dancing
Dinner isn't complete without dessert. What goes better with roasted oysters than toasted marshmallows and chocolate?

Artitudes Evening Muse Open Mic Night
Jan
25
8:00 pm20:00

Artitudes Evening Muse Open Mic Night

  • The Evening Muse

Come join Artitudes at the Evening Muse in Noda on Monday, January, 25th to enjoy all forms of vocal art including poetry, spoken word, hip hop, comedy routines, and much more, while mingling with other YAMS! We are looking forward to some great acts featuring Violet Delancey and others!.  The event will start at 8:00p.m., if you are musically talented- sign ups start at 7:45p.m. If you are selected as a “Bad-Ass” of the week, you could win a $20 gift card.  It will be a great event and can’t wait to see you there! Cost is $3.

 

January Happy Hour @NoDa Brewing!
Jan
19
6:00 pm18:00

January Happy Hour @NoDa Brewing!

  • NoDa Brewing

The Young Affiliates of the Mint are happy to announce our first happy hour of 2016 at the beautiful new tap room of NoDa Brewing at 2921 N. Tryon from 6pm-9pm. Come out to mingle with fellow YAMs to discuss some of those ambitious 2016 goals and to hear about some of the exciting events we have in store for 2016! We have a heck of a year planned! And if one of your New Year’s resolutions is to finally become a YAM Member, get involved with one of our amazing committees, or get more involved with the Young Professional scene in general, this is the perfect opportunity to do so! Come and start the new year right with the BEST YP organization in town! 

The event is free and open to non-members, so please invite a friend, have a fresh Noda brew, and see all the great things we can do together in 2016! Please remember that the happy hour is at the NEW large and gorgeous Noda Brewing taproom at 2921 N. Tryon St., and not the location on N. Davidson St.!

We can’t wait, and we look forward to seeing you there!

Fall Ball 2015: Moulin Mint
Nov
13
Nov 14

Fall Ball 2015: Moulin Mint

  • Mint Museum Uptown

Journey back to late 19th-century Paris with the Young Affiliates of the Mint for Fall Ball 2015: Moulin Mint. This year, our signature gala will be a celebration of La Belle Époque, the golden age of Paris when art and culture flourished. The Moulin Rouge opened, the World's Fair came to Paris, the Eiffel Tower was built, and the Impressionists finally gained the recognition they deserved.

Come dance the night away at this black-tie celebration that will be sure to rival those held at the cabarets during this carefree era. Enjoy French-inspired cuisine, an open bar, live music by 5 on Sundays, and access to the Mint's galleries. All proceeds from the event will be used to help offset the cost of providing tours of the Mint Museum to Charlotte-Mecklenburg students. 

An after party will be held at Vapiano following the event - more details to come!

Thanks to all of our generous sponsors: