Photo Recap: AIGA Charlotte’s 1st Annual Giving Gala & Silent Auction

On December 12, creatives from the Charlotte area gathered at 8.2.0 for an evening of merry mingling and philanthropy at the first annual Giving Gala & Silent Auction. Gala attendees enjoyed delicious food, drinks, and an incredible silent auction showcasing items for individuals of every age and any interests. From tickets to the Carolina Opera to an Adobe creative subscription, National White Water Center day passes, screen printing gift cards, and so much more.

Our Gala also took a moment to highlight, celebrate, and thank AIGA Charlotte’s very first Design Continuum Fund recipient, Catalina Olvera, with an amazing spotlight video. Events like the Giving Gala are what make this scholarship possible, and we’re thrilled to share that we raised the funds to award another $2,500 scholarship to a local design student in 2019.

So, thank you again to the Charlotte creative community for your support of AIGA Charlotte and our Giving Gala and Silent Auction. With your help, we hope to continue to host events like these and support and encourage future generations of creatives.

Feeling like the Grinch because you had to miss it? Check out our photo recap below to see all of the good stuff and great times.

Guests came dressed to the 9s!

Design Continuum Fund recipient, Catalina Olvera says hello before the video

Scholarship feature video by Tyler LaCross

No one left hungry!

Plenty of fun in the photo booth!

The merriest libations!

The auction items were a BID success

Shout out to event organizer, Pam Fernandez for her hard work!

Our board getting in the holiday spirit!


An extra special thanks go out to our event sponsors and silent auction donors for their contributions and support:

Platinum Sponsor
CapTech Consulting works with some of the world’s most successful companies, delivering solutions within organizational transformation, customer engagement, data & analytics, and technology.

Platinum Sponsor
The Creative Group quickly finds highly skilled digital, marketing and creative talent who best fit hiring needs on a freelance, contract-to-hire, project or full-time basis. With our industry-leading technology and matching algorithms, combined with our best-in-class customer service and seven decades of experience, we will get the job done.

Platinum Sponsor
As a fully integrated marketing communications firm, Mythic is passionate about helping our clients transform their marketing by creating meaningful connections with customers and prospects that drive measurable business results.

Platinum Sponsor
At Atypic Craft we conceive, design, develop and market experiences for brands, products & services. We are passionate about connecting creativity, technology and analytical expertise with a genuine focus on relationships and results.

Gold Sponsor
A full-service agency, Wray Ward creates inspired marketing communications with a special emphasis on brands in the home and building categories.

Gold Sponsor
To help our clients capture attention, make connections, and drive sales, Birdsong Gregory is a Charlotte-based branding & marketing agency creates and promotes consumer-friendly brand experiences.

Silver Sponsor
Big Sushi is a full-service creative studio with a passion for delivering clever marketing solutions that produce measurable results.

Silver Sponsor
Wheelhouse is a creative studio focused on original and branded content and products across all media platforms.

By aigacharlotte
Published December 19, 2018