SweetArts 2014 will celebrate individuals and organizations that embody the heart and soul of the New Orleans' cultural arts community.
SweetArts is also the first chance to preview the CAC’s acclaimed touring blockbuster exhibition 30 Americans, made possible at the CAC by The Helis Foundation.
SweetArts 2014 Honorees
The Helis Foundation represented by David Kerstein
Mary Jane Parker
Paul J. Tines
Gretchen & Rodger Wheaton
SweetArts 2014 is dedicated to Allen Eskew (1948 – 2013), who embraced the spirit of our honorees in his daily life.
Oysters, Hors d’oeuvres and Bubbly Bar
CAC First Floor Galleries
Ribbon-cutting and unveiling of 30 Americans exhibition
CAC Second Floor Galleries
Desserts & Dancing
CAC Third Floor Galleries
Throughout the Evening
- Live Music & Performances
- Classic dishes from over a dozen of New Orleans’ top restaurants: Angelo Brocato; Atchafalaya; Boucherie; Broussard's; Creole Creamery; Jacques-Imo’s; K-Paul’s Louisiana Kitchen; Laura Arrowood Catering; Nirvana; Palate New Orleans; Pascal’s Manale; St. Lawrence; and Zea Rotisserie & Grill
- Signature cocktails by mixologists from Cure, Lucky Rooster, and more
- Full premium bar, wine and beer
SweetArts Print Shop featuring Dark Spring Press. With a tabletop letterpress and a typewriter, local artists will create on-the-spot prints and poem relics.
Cocktail Attire: Blank Canvas
Come dressed all black or all white and let our creative fashion & beauty artists from Seven Men’s Magazine adorn you in color.
30 Americans & SweetArts 2014 Committee Chairs
Ashley & Tim Francis
Robin Burgess & Terence Blanchard
Mary Clare & Danny Conwill
SweetArts 2014 Honorees Party
Thursday, January 30, 7pm – 10pm
At the art-filled home of Robin Burgess and Terence Blanchard
(Includes complimentary round-trip shuttle service between CAC and English Turn)
30 Americans Preview Party
Friday, February 7, 7pm – 8pm
Contemporary Arts Center
Open exclusively to Super VIP Patrons and 30 Americans Host Committee Members*