Saturday, February 4, 2017 -
7:00pm to 11:00pm

Tickets & Registration

Super VIP Package $3,000
  • 6 tickets to the SweetArts Patron Party and Gala
  • Reserved private seating for 6
  • 2 Complimentary parking passes
  • Name/logo recognition in SweetArts 2017 invitation
  •  Name/logo recognition in SweetArts 2017 program 
VIP Package $1,500
  • 4 tickets to the SweetArts Patron Party and Gala
  • Reserved seating for 4
  • Name/logo recognition in SweetArts 2017 invitation 
  • Name/logo recognition in SweetArts 2017 program 
Patron Tickets
$250 per person | CAC Member
$300 per person | General Admission
  • 1 ticket to the SweetArts Patron Party and Gala
Gala Tickets
$100 per person | CAC Member
$150 per person | General Admission
  • 1 ticket to SweetArts Gala and Late Night Party 
Late Night Party Tickets
$50 per person
  • 1 ticket to SweetArts Late Night Party 
For corporate sponsorships above the $3,000 level, contact Beth Lavin blavin@cacno.org or 504.528.3805.

Supported by

A Black Tie Birthday Party Celebrating the CAC's 40th Anniversary Season

In this milestone year, we toast to the CAC’s four decades as a leading multidisciplinary contemporary arts center.

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 2017 Events

SweetArts Honorees/Patron Party
Thursday, January 26, 2017, 6–8pm
Home of CAC Trustee Valerie Besthoff
Recognition and remarks by honorees with catered reception in an art-filled residence
SweetArts 2017 Gala
Saturday, February 4, 2017, 7–11pm
CAC Atrium & Warehouse
A festive black-tie birthday party for the CAC featuring food by local restaurants, an open bar provided by William Grant & Sons, entertainment by T-Ray The Violinist and Twisted Dixie, and local art auction
SweetArts 2017 Late Night Party
Saturday, February 4, 2017, 9–11pm
CAC Warehouse
The party continues with DJ Riviera Slim (Ron Rona), dancing, and birthday fun
SweetArts 2017 Restaurants
Crêpes à la Cart, Desi Vega's Steakhouse, Greek Girls Rice Pudding, Green To Go, Hotel Mazarin, Kenton's, Marie's Fleur de Lis Catering, New Orleans Creole Cookery, Nirvana Indian Cuisine, Palate New Orleans, Parkway Bakery and Tavern, Pigéon Caterers, Reginelli's Pizzeria, The Bombay Club, Tommy's Cuisine
SweetArts 2017 Art Auction Featuring
ANGEL, Avery McQuaid Nelson Lawrence, Brian St. Cyr, Charles Lovell, Cherice Harrison-Nelson, Dan Rule, Eddie Lanieri, Elizabeth Shannon, Francesca Koerner, Francis Wong, Gretchen Wheaton, Joseph P. Walton, Kristin Meyers, Marianne Desmarais, Mary Jane Parker, Mary Lou Uttermohlen, Monica Zeringue, Nurhan Gokturk, Shawn Hall, Ti-Rock Moore, Tim Cavnar, Valerie Corradetti, Vanessa Centeno

SweetArts 2017 Honorees

Arts Educator/Community Partner Jolene Pinder
Performing Arts Junebug Productions 
Philanthropist Corporate Realty
Visual Arts Tina Girouard, Gene Koss, Martin Payton, & Mario Villa

SweetArts 2017 Committee

Gala Chairs Sandra & Russ Herman
Honorary Chairs Walda & Sydney Besthoff
Judy Barrasso; Dawn Barrios; Brenda Boettner; Vivian Cahn; Jacquee Carvin; Leslie Castay; Kathleen Connolly; Bessie Daschbach; Lisa Brooking Davis & Bennett K. Davis; MaryBeth Guarisco; David E. Kavanagh; Barbara Motley; James A. Mounger; Julie Wise Oreck; Judith Y. Oudt; Sara Paradis; Gregg A. Porter; Leo Radosta; Staci Rosenberg; Robyn Dunn Schwarz; Elizabeth Shannon; Rhonda Sharkawy; Aimee & Michael J. Siegel; Randall A. Smith; Gretchen Wheaton

SweetArts 2017 Young Friends Committee

Young Friends Chairs David T. Baker, Patrick Schindler & Kendall Winingder
Casey & Luis Banos, Lindsey Calla & Kris Koller, Martine Chaisson, Anna & Scott Dunbar, Sayde F. Finkel, J.D., Andrew Freeman, Elizabeth Hyman, Lauren & Tyler Robinson, Lauren Trostorff, Megan Walther, Zachary Wool

Special Thanks to Our Sponsors

Patron Party Sponsors Valerie Besthoff, Sandra & Russ Herman, The New Orleans Advocate 
Lead Sponsors Walda & Sydney Besthoff; Corporate Realty; Domain Companies; Felicity Property Co.; First NBC; Phelps Dunbar, LLP
Super VIPs AOS Interior Environments, AT&T, Judy Barrasso & Brent Barriere, Cox Communications, Downtown Development District (DDD), mumms Software, Premium Parking
VIPs Jacquee Carvin; Sandra and Joel Chaisson; Leslie & Jonathan Fawer; David E. Kavanagh; Robyn & Andrew Schwarz; Rhesa and Alden McDonald; Barbara and Biff Motley; Chalyn Perez; Randy Smith/Smith & Fawer, LLC
In-Kind Cure, Event Rental, Grand Krewe, The Louisiana Weekly, Mountain Valley Spring Company, Palate New Orleans, Propaganda Group, William Grant & Sons

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Sunday, February 12, 2017
The New Orleans Advocate

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