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; lawn games; Mint Juleps; free wine and beer; food trucks; 50/50 raffle; and a large-screen viewing of the Kentucky Derby, dubbed “The Most Exciting Two Minutes in Sports.” Buy tickets now!
We're kicking off 2018 with a members' only event celebrating Mint Uptown's Develar y Detonar (Reveal + Detonate) exhibition. Join us for a private curator tour and discussion led by Assistant Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art, Adam Justice. Admission to this event is free and only open to YAM members. Link to register coming soon!
Join us for our annual YAM Holiday Party at the Mint Museum Uptown on Wednesday, December 13 from 6:30 -8 p.m. Expect complimentary beer or wine, light hors d'oeuvres, live holiday music and more as we celebrate the holiday season in the The Mint Museum's elegant Morrison Atrium. We’ll also have live holiday acoustic music by Chris Barber and Michael Haywood, photography by Nick Bossi of Fotobossi Photography and light bites by Something Classic.
All tickets include entrance to the event, 3 complimentary beer/wine tickets and light hors d’oeuvres (as supplies last).
- YAM Member: $0 (must have active YAM and Mint Membership) - limited to first 60 tickets
- Early Bird: $10 (ends Dec 3rd at midnight) - limited to first 30 tickets
- General Admission: $15 (ends Dec 12th at midnight)
- Day of Ticket: $20 (Dec 13th until 4pm)
Join us for our 2017 Fall Ball: Under the Big Top! This year, our signature ball will be a celebration of performative arts in our community--with some surprises in store. Come dance the night away with Hot Sauce Party Band, dine on heavy hors d'oeuvres and delight in the spectacular on the magnificent lawn of Mint Randolph. All proceeds from the event will be used to help offset the cost of student tours at the Mint Museum.
For more information or to purchase tickets, please click here.
If you've joined the Young Affiliates of the Mint in the last 6 months OR you're interested in learning more about the organization, come to the the Fall New Member Mingle. New and prospective members will have the opportunity to hear from Young Affiliates' leadership, mingle with new members, receive a special curated tour of the William Ivey Long exhibit at Mint Museum Uptown, and even join committees at this FREE event! Afterwards, all attendees are invited to stay for a social hour at Vapiano, on the corner of Tryon and 4th St. just a few blocks from the Mint Museum Uptown.
For more information or to RSVP to this free event, please click here.
We are thrilled to invite you to the 3rd Annual Charlotte YP Mixer, sponsored by EatWorkPlay CLT, occurring on Wednesday, October 18, 2017 from 6-8:30 p.m. Taking place in the 5th floor Grand Room at the Mint Museum Uptown, we are excited to bring together every institutional young professional (YP) organization in Charlotte for a truly city-wide mixer.
At this event, we invite you to explore the different interests and missions of Charlotte’s YP organizations, while mingling with a large crowd of young professionals of all backgrounds. Unlike some events, this is not a college-fair style event: the event has an open layout to maximize flow, energy, and inter-mingling while attendees discover everything the Charlotte YP community has to offer.
For more information or to purchase tickets, please click here.
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; lawn games; Mint Juleps; free wine and beer; food trucks; 50/50 raffle; and a large-screen viewing of the Kentucky Derby, dubbed “The Most Exciting Two Minutes in Sports.”
Enjoy an afternoon of entertainment that includes live music, lawn games, and a large-screen viewing of the race live from Louisville, Kentucky. Attendees arrive decked out in sundresses and seersucker to watch and mingle with Charlotte's premier young professionals organization. Hope to see you there!
- March 1st - April 1st: $30 members/$45 non-members (early bird)
- April 1st until May 6th (tickets close at midnight before event): $40 members/$55 non-members
The Young Affiliates of the Mint are pleased to present Fall Ball 2016: Join the Madness
Come dance the night away at this black tie fairytale experience that even the Mad Hatter wouldn’t miss. Enjoy petit fours, heavy hors d'oeuvres, live music, and a DJ while admiring the Mint's galleries and the skyline view from the 5th floor Grand Room. All proceeds from the event will be used to help offset the cost of student tours.
Early Bird Member Tickets: $80
Early Bird Non-Member Tickets: $100
Available from September 1st to October 9th
Regular Tickets go on sale October 10th
Member Ticket: $100
Non-Member Ticket: $120
Have you joined the Young Affiliates of the Mint in the last 6 months OR are you interested in learning more about the organization?
Mark your calendars for the Spring New Member Event taking place at the Mint Museum Uptown on Wednesday, November 2nd from 6-8 PM. New and prospective members will have the opportunity to hear from Young Affiliates leadership, mingle with new members, tour the Mint Museum Uptown, and even join committees!
Afterwards, all attendees are invited to stay for a social hour at 204 North, on the corner of Tryon and 5th St.
The Young Affiliates of the Mint are thrilled to announce The 2nd Annual Charlotte YP Mixer, sponsored by EatWorkPlay CLT, on October 20th, 2016 from 6pm-9pm. Taking place at the gorgeous 5th floor Grand Room of the Mint Museum Uptown, we are bringing together every single institutional Young Professional (YP) organization in Charlotte for a truly city-wide mixer. By bringing everyone together, we look forward to an exciting evening of collaboration, community, and cocktails to continue on our respective missions of making our city a better place to live and play.
This is a unique opportunity for individuals to not only explore the different interests and missions of Charlotte’s different YP organizations, but also meet and mingle with a large crowd of young professionals of all backgrounds. Unlike other events, we are structuring the mixer in a collaborative fashion so that organization tables are on the perimeter, and there is a true atmosphere of mixing and interacting of all participants in the center of the room. You may go to the perimeter to meet YP organization representatives at their respective tables, and/or mingle with the crowd in the center of the room.
Last year we had over 300 participants and 22 Young Professional Organizations. This year, we are anticipating over 30 YP organizations and about 500 participants with the momentum from last year, increase in number of organizations, and support from our incredible sponsor EatWorkPlay CLT, Charlotte’s lifestyle guide for the trendy Young Professional.
This is the current list of institutional YP organizations that are confirmed for this year, and the list is growing every day!
• Young Affiliates of the Mint (host)
• Charlotte Chamber YPs
• United Way Young Leaders
• Charlotte City Club YPs
• International House YPs
• Guys with Ties
• Habitat Young Professionals (HYP)
• Urban League YPs
• Young Art League (YAL)
• The Magellan Society
• Young Democrats of Mecklenburg County
• ASC Young Donor Society
• Bechtler Young Visionaries
• Pulse- Young Affiliates of the Charlotte Symphony
• Kiwanis Club of Charlotte
• Vietnamese Association of Charlotte
• Charlotte Evening Rotary
Tickets (includes beer or wine drink ticket)
• Early Bird (before October 7th): $5
• General Admission (ends at midnight, October 19thth): $10
• Day Of Tickets: $15
If you are a representative from a YP-focused organization, and you are interested in joining our mixer, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com for further information to sign-up! There is NO COST for organizations to have a table at the event, but table availability is LIMITED!! See you there!
Cheers the first YAM event of the 2016-2017 season with a glass of wine at The Mint Museum Uptown at Levine Center for the Arts on Wednesday, September 14! Come after work and join the Young Affiliates for a complimentary tour of the Craft + Design permanent collection by Annie Carlano, Senior Curator of Craft, Design + Fashion of the Mint Museum. This is a really exciting opportunity to learn about the collection!
The first tour begins at 6:15 and second tour at 7:30. There will be a cash wine bar. Non-members and friends are welcome to join us and meet the current YAM board members to learn more about becoming a YAM member.
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.
Ayako Abe-Miller, Amna Asghar, Amy Bagwell, Andrew Blanchard, William Brown, Amanda Brown, Robert Bubp, Micah Cash, Jong-un Choi, Chris Clamp, Meredith Connelly, Deangalo Dia, Sharon Dowell, RJ Dygert, Johanna Evans-Colley, Anne Fiala, Mark Flowers, Corey Fowler, Brian Gillis, Jamey Gray, Julie Anne Greenberg, Joshua Dudley Greer, Tinashe Gwata, Garrett Hansen, Ian Henderson, Amy Herman, Glenn Holmstrom, Julie Jones, Craig Kaths, Mary Klacza, Kenn Kotara, Anne Lemanski, Betsy Lewis, Alexandra Loesser, Allison Luce, Katrina Majkut, April Marten, Andy McMillan, Nicholas Napoletano, Christopher Owen Nelson, Erik Nohalty, Isaac Payne, Jonathan Pellitteri, Miranda Pfeiffer, Michelle Podgorski, Stacy Rexrode, Ellie Richards, Lynne Riding, Barbara Schreiber, Lila Shull, Sandy Singletary, Clint Sleeper, Sydney Sogol, Matthew Steele, Margaret Strickland, Laura Sussman-Randall, Jaimee Todd, Felicia van Bork, Aric Verrastro, Linda Vista, Jason Watson, Annemarie Weekley, Charles Williams, Holly Wilson, Stephen Wilson, Doohyun Yoon, Liliya Zalevskaya, Xiwen Zhu
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.
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.
Mint Museum Uptown, Charlotte, North Carolina.
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.
JUNE 10TH – JUNE 25TH, 2016.
Show is up and running. Come on down to Uptown.
Interested in submitting your work? Learn more.
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!!)
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!!)
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:
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.
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!
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!
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.
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.
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.
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!
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
S'mores & Dancing
Dinner isn't complete without dessert. What goes better with roasted oysters than toasted marshmallows and chocolate?
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.
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!
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!