Past Shows

CAC's Art for Arts' Sake | DOWNTOWN

October 6, 2018
Created by the Contemporary Arts Center in 1980, this annual rite of fall has become one of the hottest events of the year for art lovers in and around New Orleans. CAC Art for Arts’ Sake | DOWNTOWN 2018 celebrates three artist collaborations in Southern Crossings: CAC Artist Residencies, with special member benefits and art experiences. 6-9 pm at the CAC Art & Membership Experience • Free Admission | Cash Bar • "Constructing the Break" Closing Reception Raw Fruit (Performance) - multidisciplinary work in development led by KM Dance Project Artistic Director, Kesha McKey and Associate Director Catherine Caldwell. Breaking the Thermometer to Hide the Fever (Performance) - multidisciplinary performance inspired by Radio Haiti-Inter, Haiti's first privately owned Kreyol- speaking radio station; developed by Haitian-American musician Leyla McCalla and director Kiyoko McCrae. Vessels (Performance) - a seven-woman harmonic meditation on the transcendental possibilities of song during the Middle Passage; co-conceived and shaped by Rebecca Mwase and Ron Ragin. • Special Art for Arts' Sake CAC Member Benefits • one free drink at the bar • early seating for Saturday, October 6 Southern Crossings performances 6–9 pm in the Arts District Art Walk: 15 Museums & Galleries Ariodante Gallery , 535 Julia Street Arthur Roger Gallery , 432 Julia Street Beata Sasik Gallery , 541 Julia Street boyd|satellite , 440 Julia Street Brand New Orleans Art Gallery , 646 Tchoupitoulas Street Callan Contemporary , 518 Julia Street Degas Gallery , 604 Julia Street JONATHAN FERRARA GALLERY , 400A Julia Street LeMieux Galleries , 332 Julia Street Martine Chaisson Gallery , 727 Camp Street New Orleans Architecture Foundation , 1000 St. Charles Ave Octavia Art Gallery , 454 Julia Street Ogden Museum of Southern Art , 925 Camp Street Søren Christensen , 400 Julia Street Stella Jones Gallery , 201 Saint Charles Avenue To find out more about the Arts District New Orleans , visit: artsdistrictneworleans.com Participate in our Instagram giveaway by following @ArtsDistrictNewOrleans and be entered to win great prizes from members of ADNO!

Art for Arts’ Sake | DOWNTOWN 2017

October 14, 2017
Created by the Contemporary Arts Center in 1980, this annual rite of fall has become one of the best events of the year for art lovers in and around New Orleans. Art for Arts’ Sake | DOWNTOWN 2017 celebrates a day of art with a master class and dance performances at the CAC, followed by the First Saturday Gallery Openings on Julia Street and throughout the Arts District of New Orleans and the Arts Market Downtown presented by the DDD. This year, Art for Arts’ Sake DOWNTOWN includes a Gallery Hunt through the Arts District New Orleans! Grab a card from the CAC, Ogden, Arts Market Downtown, or one of the participating galleries, and visit at least one gallery on each block to win fabulous prizes from the Friends of ADNO. RAIN OR SHINE! AT THE CAC Trisha Brown Dance Company, Trisha Brown: In Plain Site – two performances, starting with a matinee at 2:30 PM & another performance at 7:30 PM. Buy tickets here! CAC Members receive 15% discount at bar, cafe and The Stacks Bookstore . 6-9 PM ARTS DISTRICT NEW ORLEANS OPENINGS Ariodante Gallery , 535 Julia Street Sheltering Spirits —Dana Manly, Nancie Roark, Nancy Susaneck, Carmen LN Gambrill Arthur Roger Gallery , 432 Julia Street Sensitivity Training —Stephanie Patton—sculpture and video Crossing —Ralph Bourque—drawings Entangled —Brian Guidry—paintings Balancing Act —Troy Dugas—mixed media collages BEATA SASIK GALLERY , 541 JULIA STREET SHADOWS —BEATA SASIK—ORIGINAL OILS Boyd|Satellite , 440 Julia Street CLOSED for Art for Arts' Sake Brand New Orleans Art Gallery , 646 Tchoupitoulas Street Trayectoria Abstracta –The Road from Cuba —Daniel Lopez—mixed media Callan Contemporary , 518 Julia Street New Orleans The Supreme Leader and Other Ponderables —Jose-Maria Cundin—paintings Degas Gallery , 604 Julia Street Don't Wait —Zona Wainwright Gallery 600 Julia , 600 Julia Street...