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 2018 EVENTS
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.
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.
SweetArts Late Night Party
Saturday, February 24, 2018, 10pm-Midnight
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; Sucré
Cocktails generously provided by Southern Glazer’s, Newton Vineyard and Revelator Coffee Company.
SweetArts 2018 Contemporary Art Auction
View the auction and place your bids at https://501auctions.com/sweetarts
Bidding for this year's SweetArts Contemporary Art Auction can all be done on your smart device prior to and during the event! We will also have on-site staff at SweetArts to assist you in bidding. Be sure to check out the great works installed on the CAC’s ramp between the first and second floors.
Auction closes on Saturday, February 24, 2018 at 9:45pm CST.
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; and the Ace Hotel Retailers (FREDA, Friend and The Parker Barber)
Arts Education Bard Early College New Orleans
Performing Arts Urban Bush Women
Philanthropy Michael Schneider and James Dunne of Stone Pigman Walther Wittmann
Visual Arts Trevor Schoonmaker
For full bios of each honoree click here.
SWEETARTS 2018 COMMITTEE
Patron Party and Gala Chairs: Kristi & Erik Johnsen and Christa & Matt Schwartz
Late Night Party Chairs: David T. Baker and Sayde F. Finkel
Casey & Luis Banos; Judy Barrasso; Dawn Barrios; Jessie J. Bergeron; Walda & Sydney Besthoff; Danielle Boveland; Debbie Brockley; Nicole Carr; Martine Chaisson; Rebecca Cooley; Amanda Credeur; Lisa Brooking Davis & Bennett K. Davis; Oliver Doxtater; Suzanne & Steve Dumez; Krystle Ferbos; Lauren Ferrand; Micah Fincher; Jessica Foreman; Andrew Freeman; Jeff Good; Holley Haag; Queta Beasley Harris; Caroline Hayes; Jessie Schott Haynes; Trevor Haynes; Emma Herr; Elizabeth Hyman; David E. Kavanagh; Beth Lambert; Leslie & Leo Marsh; Crystal & Todd McDonald; Stephanie McKee; Barbara & Biff Motley; Judith Oudt; Victoria Adams Phipps; Gregg A. Porter; Ernesto Posadas; Leo Radosta; Charlotte Reiss; Staci Rosenberg; Jennifer Rowland; Heidi Schmalbach; Robyn Dunn Schwarz; Rhonda Sharkawy; Nathalie Simon; Alphonse Smith; Peggy Stafford; Ricardo Thomas; Hank L. Torbert; Lauren Trostorff & Tyler Robinson; M.K. Wegmann; Gretchen Wheaton; Kendall Winingder & Patrick Schindler; Leo Yanez
Lead Sponsors: AOS Interior Environments; Arcadia Marine; Corporate Realty; Domain Cos.; Phelps Dunbar; Premium Parking / Belladonna Day Spa; Stone Pigman Walther Wittmann
Super VIP Sponsors: Judy Barrasso & Brent Barriere; Sydney & Walda Besthoff; Cox Communications; Anna & Scott Dunbar; Felicity Property Co.; Pan-American Life Insurance Group
VIP Sponsors: Bernhard MCC; Valerie Besthoff; Debbie Brockley & Jonathan Red; Downtown Development District New Orleans; Entergy; Eskew+ Dumez+ Ripple; Leslie & Jonathan Fawer/ Robyn & Andrew Schwarz; First Bank & Trust; The Helis Foundation; IBERIABANK; Jones Walker; Junebug Productions; Liberty Bank; Gregory Morey/Staci Rosenberg; Barb & Biff Motley; Palmisano; Regions Bank; Virginia & John Rowan; Stirling Properties
In-Kind Sponsors: Presenting Media Sponsor The New Orleans Advocate; Badass Balloon Co.; Event Rental; Grande Krewe; Newton; Palate New Orleans; Propaganda Group, Inc.; Southern Glazer's Wine & Spirits; The Louisiana Weekly
For sponsorship information, please contact Beth Lavin at firstname.lastname@example.org or 504-528-3805.