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Scene & Heard: Heartfelt fundraisers

Art With Heart Auction

Shain Gallery was the featured gallery for the annual Art With Heart art auction benefiting the nonprofit Safe Alliance’s domestic violence programs. Co-chaired by Emily Netzel and Savannah Solomon, it was Feb. 7 at Founders Hall. It included silent and live art auctions, entertainment and hors d’oeuvres. In a powerful moment during the evening, survivors, friends, parents, community leaders, siblings and advocates against domestic violence gathered onstage to voice their support for victims.

Heart Ball

Charlotte’s longest-running gala (57 years), the Greater Charlotte Heart Ball, Feb. 7 in the NASCAR Hall of Fame Crown Ballroom, had a storybook theme where costumed characters, including faeries and medieval kings, came to life. The black tie fundraiser for the American Heart Association included a cocktail reception, silent and live auctions, a seated dinner and dancing.