SweetArts 2018 | Art Unfolds

SweetArts 2018 | Art UnfoldsSaturday, February 24, 2018 – 7:00pm

SweetArts is the CAC’s premier annual gala. Since 1984, the CAC has recognized the exceptional and diverse artists, performers, educators, and philanthropists whose influence and contributions shape New Orleans’ arts and culture community.

SweetArts Honorees/Patron Party
Saturday, February 24, 2018, 7-8 pm
The Shop at the Contemporary Arts Center (3rd Floor)

Recognition and remarks by honorees with a reception in the beautifully-renovated Commons at The Shop. Hors d’oeuvres provided by Palate New Orleans and champagne by Grande Krewe.

SweetArts Gala
Saturday, February 24, 2018, 8-10 pm
Contemporary Arts Center (1st and 2nd Floors)

Art and entertainment throughout the CAC’s Besthoff Building, with cuisine and cocktails from local restaurants; contemporary art auction featuring 35 local artists; performances by Helen Gillet, Lil Jodeci, and Crescent City Aerial Arts; Poetics of Self: Portrait of the Moment, a photography and poetry pop-up by Jose Cotto and Cubs the Poet; and a last chance to view Prospect.4: The Lotus in Spite of the Swamp.

*Artful Attire*

SweetArts Late Night Party
Saturday, February 24, 2018, 10pm-Midnight
CAC Warehouse

The party continues with live music by local band CoolNasty, dancing, dessert, cocktails and after-hours fun.

SweetArts 2018 Restaurants
Alto; Crêpes à la Cart; The Daily Beet; Doris Metropolitan; Greek Girls Rice Pudding; Green To Go; Josephine Estelle; Liberty’s Kitchen; LMNO at Le Meridien; Nirvana Indian Cuisine; Paloma Cafe; Poof Cotton Candy; Poke Loa; Seaworthy

Specialty cocktails by Southern Glazer’s in partnership with Kenton’s and Revelator Coffee Company; wine provided by Newton’s.

SweetArts 2018 Contemporary Art Auction Featuring 
Aaron Collier; Ana Hernandez; Avery Lawrence; Bonnie Maygarden; Brian St. Cyr; Carlton Scott Sturgill; Charles Lovell; Chris Bernsten; Dan Rule; David Bordett; Elizabeth Shannon; Gretchen Wheaton;  Jennifer Odem; Jenny Day; Jesse Shamon; Joseph P. Walton; Karoline Schleh; Kristin Meyers; Luca Falcone Custom Clothiers; Lyla Clayre; Mallory Page; Marianne Desmarais; Marjorie Pierson; Mary Jane Parker; Michelle Swafford; Norah Lovell; Nurhan Gokturk; Peter Barnitz; Rontherin Ratliff; Shawn Hall; Sidone Villere; Skylar Fein; Teresa Cole

Tickets – Click HERE

Super VIP Package ($3,000)

  • 6 tickets to the SweetArts Patron Party and Gala
  • Reserved seating for 6
  • 1 Complimentary parking space
  • Listing on printed and digital SweetArts 2018 Gala promotional materials

VIP Package ($1,500)

  • 4 tickets to the SweetArts Patron Party and Gala
  • Reserved seating for 4
  • Listing on printed and digital SweetArts 2018 Gala promotional materials

Patron Ticket    

  • $250 per person | CAC Member
  • $300 per person | General Admission
  • Admission for one to the SweetArts Patron Party (7 pm start time), Gala, and Late Night Party

Gala Ticket

  • $100 per person | CAC Member
  • $150 per person | General Admission
  • Admission for one to the SweetArts Gala (8 pm start time) and Late Night Party

Late Night Party Ticket

  • $50 per person
  • Admission for one to the SweetArts Late Night Party (10 pm start time)

The CAC is a 501(c)(3) non profit organization. A portion of your SweetArts tickets is tax-deductible.