Les Femmes Féroces: A Coffee & Retail Experience at the CAC

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A pop-up collaboration between local boutique Material Life, apparel shop Lasalle & Jackson, and La Vie En Rose Cafe, Les Femmes Féroces offers refreshments, food items, photography, fashion, books, fine art, prints, and vintage collectables that promote the complexity of Black life and history.

Founded in 2015 by Carla Williams, Material Life is a retail concept shop inside the CAC dedicated to gathering, promoting, archiving, and making accessible the complexity of Black life and history through photography, fashion, books, fine art, and vintage collectibles, with a particular emphasis on African American history. Learn More

Lasalle & Jackson is a wax print apparel store serving up subtropical soul from New Orleans. Each print has a story.  These cotton beauties reflect the talent and passion found throughout the African Diaspora. New Orleans, though far-flung, carries the soul of the Continent in her spirit.  Lassalle & Jackson creates one-of-a-kind garments that are easy and comfortable without sacrificing beauty or style. Learn More

Material Life / Lasalle & Jackson Store Hours: Open Daily - 11am to 5pm

La Vie en Rose Café is authentic Creole Café located inside the CAC, serving up the best of New Orleans culture and hospitality alongside fresh roasted coffee, herbal teas, and an assortment of local food items. Learn More

Cafe Hours:
Monday - Friday, 9am to 5pm
Saturday - Sunday, 11am to 5pm