Annual “We Speak Hope” Volunteer Event, National Salvation Army Week

The "We Speak Hope" Volunteer Event kicked off this year's National Salvation Army Week. Nearly 200 volunteers we packed 300 toiletry kits, 300 school supply bags, 600 snack packs for first responders (this year, the Charlotte Fire Department will receive those packs), and 600 packs for the USO. Photography Courtesy The Salvation Army of Greater Charlotte

The Mint Museum Annual Spring Gala, Coveted Couture

More than 450 fashionistas and arts supporters gathered at The Mint Museum's Annual Spring Gala. This year's event, Coveted Couture, also celebrated the VIP opening of the new exhibition, The Glamour and Romance of Oscar de la Renta. Photography by Chris Edwards, Andy McMillan & Daniel Coston  

High Water Fest

Curated by folk powerhouse couple Shovels & Rope, High Water Fest returned to Charleston’s waterfront with music from renowned acts like Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit and Band of Horses. The diverse lineup drew Charlotteans en masse to this year’s festival; save the dates for next year’s festival, April 13-14, 2019! Photography by Nathan … Continued

Divine Barrel Grand Opening

Divine Barrel Brewing, who we profiled last August in our Caps & Corks issue, celebrated their Grand Opening this spring with friends, family and fans who gathered to taste the long-awaited brews. Photography by Alex Cason

South Charlotte Lifestyle Anniversary

The South Charlotte Lifestyle community gathered at Burtons Grill and Bar to celebrate our second anniversary with good friends, good food and libations. Photography by Discover Love Studios, discoverlovestudios.com

Mint Oyster Roast

Hosted by the YAMs and Founders' Circle, the Mint Oyster Roast is held the first Saturday in February each year. The event raises funds for CMS students to tour the Mint and support exhibits at the Mint Museum of Craft and Design.   

Art with Heart

Art With Heart raised $90,000 for Safe Alliance to further their mission of providing hope and healing to those impacted by domestic violence and sexual assault. Inviting guests to send personal messages to the families they serve through a message board was a highlight of the auction. Photography Brandon Scott  

Charlotte Memory Gala

 The Alzheimer’s Association – Western Carolina Chapter’s Second Annual Memory Gala brought more than 300 people together for a memorable night in the fight against a disease that erases such moments and raised $168,000. Proceeds will advance the care, support and research efforts of the Alzheimer’s Association. Photography by Robert Christopher Photography

Queen City Brewers Festival

Queen City Brewers Festival is ACEing Autism-Charlotte's annual winter fundraiser, spotlighting the Charlotte area’s breweries and select restaurants to support ACEing Autism’s mission to serve more families in the Charlotte community affected by autism. The goal of QCBF 2018 is to help launch a new program location at UNCC.

Third Annual Light the Way Gala

Justice Ministries, a nonprofit serving victims of sex trafficking and sexual exploitation through outreach, emergency services and transitional care, hosted their Third Annual Light The Way Gala to introduce attendees to the organization as well as raise funds for operations.