Young Affiliates of the Mint to host Fall Ball on November 7

Annual party raises funds for highly anticipated Halston and Warhol exhibition

The Young Affiliates of the Mint have opened ticket sales for their second annual Fall Ball, which will be held at Mint Museum UPTOWN on Friday, November 7, 2014 at 7 p.m.

Paying homage to The Mint’s highly anticipated Halston and Warhol: Silver and Suede exhibition, the 2014 Fall Ball will transform the museum’s atrium into a Pop Art bash. The Young Affiliates invite guests to don their finest Pop-themed threads and enjoy 1960s-inspired décor and dancing, along with live music provided by The 919 Band. Partygoers opting for a break from the dance floor are free to peruse the Mint’s many unique galleries while toasting to the night with their vintage cocktail of choice. While departing the bespoke event space designed by Charlotte artist Kathryn Godwin of Studio Cultivate will be difficult for most, the festivities will continue soon after 11 p.m. at local favorite 5Church, this year’s official Fall Ball After-Party sponsor.

Ticket prices include heavy hors d’oeuvres, an open bar, access to the museum’s galleries, and the opportunity to win a diamond necklace valued at over $2,000 courtesy of Morrison Smith Jewelers. Proceeds from the 2014 Fall Ball will play an essential role in supporting the upcoming Halston and Warhol: Silver and Suede exhibition, which debuts at Mint Museum Uptown on March 7, 2015 and will remain on view through June 14, 2015. The exhibition will feature many of Halston’s most prized garment and accessory creations, complemented by renowned Andy Warhol paintings, photographs, and films. This juxtaposition offers a unique insight into the interconnected lives and practices of Halston and Warhol – two icons of 20th century American art and fashion. Halston and Warhol: Silver and Suede is organized by The Andy Warhol Museum, one of the four Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh.

Find more information and secure your tickets at Early bird ticket pricing – $75 for members and $90 for non-members – ends at midnight on October 19. After the 19th, tickets will be offered at $85 for members and $100 for non-members.


Date & Time: Friday, November 7, 2014 from 7 to 11 p.m.


Location: Mint Museum UPTOWN, 500 South Tryon Street, Charlotte, NC 28202
Tickets: Early Bird (October 2 – October 19): $75 members, $90 non-members

Full-price (October 20 – November 7): $85 members, $100 non-members


 Dress: Black Tie or Pop-themed attire


Fall Ball is the jumping-off point of Young Affiliates Homecoming Weekend, when current and former members will gather to celebrate the organization’s 25 years as one of Charlotte’s marquee professional groups. On Saturday, November 8, a family-friendly 25th Anniversary Celebration will take place at Mint Museum RANDOLPH from noon to 4 p.m., followed by an oyster roast on the lawn from 4 to 7 p.m. For more information regarding Homecoming Weekend, please visit