The Young Affiliates of the Mint Museum in Charlotte, NC (YAM), a group of diverse young professionals who promote and support The Mint Museum through social, educational, leadership, and fundraising activities, will host the annual Derby Days event on Saturday, May 5, 2012, from 4 to 8pm on the lawn of Mint Museum Randolph, 2730 Randolph Road.
Named the “Best Party for Young Socials” by SouthPark Magazine, Derby Days brings together more than 300 of Charlotte’s young professionals to enjoy a day of live entertainment, lawn games, complimentary food and beverages, a silent auction, and a large-screen viewing of the Kentucky Derby, dubbed “The Most Exciting Two Minutes in Sports.”
Tickets can be purchased through the YAM web site, (www.derbydayscharlotte.com). Prices start at $38 for YAM members and $48 for non-members. Those who wish to attend must purchase their tickets in advance. No tickets will be sold at the door.
After Derby Days, the party will continue at Andrew Blair’s, 1600 Montford Drive. The sponsor of this year’s Derby Days after-party, Andrew Blair’s features a large patio area for young professionals to dine and socialize.
From July 1, 2011 through June 30, 2012, the Young Affiliates are focusing on Project FundaMINTal. Project FundaMINTal is our campaign to raise $20,000 that will help support the Mint’s Annual Fund. The Mint’s Annual Fund addresses the most critical needs of the museum.
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. Founded in 1990, the Young Affiliates is the premier social arts organization for young professionals in the Charlotte area. For more information about the Young Affiliates of the Mint, visit (www.youngaffiliates.org). The Mint Museum is funded, in part, with operating support from the Arts & Science Council of Charlotte-Mecklenburg, Inc.; the North Carolina Arts Council, a division of the Department of Cultural Resources; the City of Charlotte; and its members.
As the oldest art museum in North Carolina, and the art museum with one of the largest collections in the Southeast, The Mint Museum offers its visitors inspiring and transformative experiences through art from around the world via innovative collections, ground-breaking exhibitions, riveting educational programs, and profound scholarship. The Mint Museum is a non-profit, visual arts institution comprised of two dynamic facilities: Mint Museum Uptown and Mint Museum Randolph.
For more information about the 2012 Derby Days, visit (www.derbydayscharlotte.com).