The Monti and Townsend Bertram & Company hosted their fourth annual Into the Wild event on Friday night at the Forest Theatre to celebrate the outdoors.
The event featured five people who shared their personal stories of braving the elements and what it means for them to be in the wild. There were also food trucks and a performance by local artist Ella Bertram.
“I think this event is one that brings a lot of people together from different parts of the Triangle, being under the stars for a really magical night of listening to people’s stories,” said Betsy Bertram, the community outreach coordinator for Townsend Bertram & Company.
She said she called Jeff Polish, executive director of the Monti, four years ago and asked if he wanted to create an event that includes community members telling stories about the outdoors.
“We were a natural fit for them because they love going out into nature and the outdoors, and we love to tell stories, so why don’t we tell stories about going out into nature,” Polish said.