Friday, February 7, 2014 - 8:00pm to 11:00pm

Tickets & Registration

Super VIP Package .... $3,000
  • 8 tickets to Honorees Party on January 30
  • 8 tickets to SweetArts 2014 at the CAC on February 7
  • 8 tickets to 30 Americans Preview Party on February 7*
  • Reserved, private seating for 8 @ the CAC
  • Complimentary parking @ the CAC
  • Name/logo in SweetArts 2014 Program
VIP Package .... $1,500
  • 4 tickets to Honorees Party on January 30
  • 4 tickets to SweetArts 2014 at the CAC on February 7
  • Reserved, private seating for 4 @ the CAC
  • Name in SweetArts 2014 Program
Patron Package .... $250 – $300 
  • Honorees Party on January 30 + SweetArts on February 7
  • $250 per person (CAC Member)
  • $300 per person (General Admission)
SweetArts 2014 Tickets .... $100 – $150
  • SweetArts on February 7
  • *Does not include Honorees Party on January 30
  • $100 per person (CAC Member)
  • $150 per person (General Admission)

For corporate sponsorship opportunities above the $3,000 level or for more information about exclusive 30 Americans Host Committee opportunities contact Christine T. Dunaway, cdunaway@cacno.org or (504) 528-3805.

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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

Hannibal Lokumbe

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.

Progressive Party

  • 8–9pm
    Oysters, Hors d’oeuvres and Bubbly Bar
    CAC First Floor Galleries
  • 9–10pm
    Ribbon-cutting and unveiling of 30 Americans exhibition
    CAC Second Floor Galleries
  • 10–11pm
    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; AtchafalayaBoucherie; Broussard'sCreole CreameryJacques-Imo’sK-Paul’s Louisiana KitchenLaura Arrowood CateringNirvanaPalate New OrleansPascal’s ManaleSt. 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*

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