Young Affiliates of the Mint Host Inaugural Fall Ball November 8: Vintage ’20s in MINT Condition

Jazz Era-inspired party kicks off the holiday event season, raises money for planned photography exhibition

The Young Affiliates of the Mint have opened ticket sales for their inaugural Fall Ball to be held at Mint Museum Uptown on Friday, November 8, 2013.

Inspired by select artifacts in the groundbreaking World’s Fairs exhibition now on display at Mint Museum Uptown, the 2013 Fall Ball will transform the museum atrium into a Jazz Era club for the evening. Guests will enjoy 1920’s-inspired fare and Prohibition-era cocktails designed by sponsor Rémy Martin V and Cointreau. Live music will be provided by Charlotte-based performing band Cookie.


Guests will also have a chance to peruse and bid on a wide range of items in a luxury silent auction.  Event tickets include admission to the acclaimed exhibition Inventing the Modern World : Decorative Arts at the World’s Fairs 1851-1939, as well as heavy hors d’oeuvres, wine, beer, and signature event cocktails.


After 11 p.m., the party will continue at Bubble Charlotte, this year’s official Fall Ball After-Party sponsor.


Proceeds from the 2013 Fall Ball will go to support Bearing Witness: The New York Photo League and Sonia Handelman Meyer, a photography exhibition scheduled to open at Mint Museum Randolph on November 24.  Meyer, currently a Charlotte resident, first picked up the camera 70 years ago, but this will be the first time her work is the focus of a major museum exhibition.


Find more information and buy tickets at Tickets are $75 for members and $95 for non-members.


Date & Time: 7 to 11 p.m. on Friday, November 8, 2013
Location: Mint Museum Uptown at Levine Center for the Arts, 500 South Tryon Street, Charlotte, NC 28202


Tickets: $75 members, $95 non-members.


Dress: Cocktail or vintage 1920s-themed attire





The Young Affiliates of the Mint is a group of diverse young professionals who promote and support The Mint Museum through social, educational, leadership, and fundraising activities and events. Established in 1990, the Young Affiliates are the premier social arts organization for young professionals in the Charlotte area.


Our mission is designed to introduce members to the resources available at the Mint, and develop their own appreciation of the arts. The Young Affiliates offer a wide variety of programs including gallery openings, receptions, annual fund-raising parties, membership meetings, and after-work educational seminars.


The Young Affiliates make substantial donations of tangible and intangible goods to The Mint Museum each year. To date, the Young Affiliates have made eight acquisitions, including a photograph by Annie Leibovitz and outstanding pieces of contemporary craft purchased at the American Craft Council Craft Fair. These artworks are held in the permanent collection of the Mint with credit to the Young Affiliates.