2016 Heartbeat Gala | Minneapolis Heart Institute Foundation | Nonprofit Event Photography

NASA astronauts Captains Scott and Mark Kelly were the keynote speakers at the Minneapolis Heart Institute Foundation's 2016 Heartbeat Gala at the Hyatt Regency Minneapolis hotel.  In addition to a fascinating presentation and lively fundraising portion, this event featured Chefs Jamie Malone and Erik Anderson, who highlighted "famous dishes from chefs whose innovations have changed the face of gastronomy," followed by an after-party with Transmission Music and custom craft cocktails by Bittercube.  BeEvents did the decor throughout the evening. My second photographer photographed a Step & Repeat as guests arrived and throughout the cocktail hour, as well.  Here are the event's highlights!