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Cultures to Collide in Warehouse District


NOLA’s fifth annual Culture Collision will descend upon the Warehouse District for one night only, Wednesday, August 28th, 5:30p.m.-8:00p.m. The event was described as  “one-stop shopping for anything related to New Orleans visual and performing arts,” by Culture Collision organizer Janet Wilson.  

 

A total of 65 performing and visual arts organizations come together under one roof to celebrate local art and art culture. Each organization will have a table set up where event goers can get more information about the different groups' missions and activities, and people will also be able to purchase organizational memberships or tickets for 2013-2014. 

 

Participating organizations include Fringe Fest, AfricaNola, the Arts Council of New Orleans, NOMA, The NOLA Project and NOCCA, just to name a few.  See the Culture Collision homepage for a complete list of participating organizations.  WWNO will be handing out reusable bags so patrons will have ample storage for toting home all their brochures, as well as any loot which may be won from the free raffle.  Each of the 65 organizations have donated awesome prizes to the raffle, including clothing, CD’s, Fringe Fest tickets, memberships to the Contemporary Arts Center and City Park, and more.  Check out the Culture Collision Facebook page for more complete list of raffle giveaways and go here to sign up for the raffle online.  For the shutterbugs, there will be a free photo booth, and for the thirsty, a cash bar.  Food will also be available for purchase.

 

Although the event is completely free and participating organizations are donating all manners of prizes to the free raffle, everyone has a chance to support their favorite organization by going the Culture Collision Facebook page, liking them and taking a quick survey.  The organization which is mentioned the most in the survey will win $1000 in underwriting. 

 

Wilson expects a good turnout this year, especially since there are no hurricanes forecast in the days surrounding this year’s event (last year, Hurricane Isaac collided with Culture Collision). 

 

Wilson also emphasized the importance of the arts and the vital role it plays in our city:  “The arts culture in New Orleans so vibrant and diverse.  It’s such an important aspect of our city.” Wilson’s future vision is “to see it burst out of the building and into the streets as a full-blown festival.”

 

Cultural Collision will be held at Generations Hall, 310 Andrew Higgins Dr, and is free of charge.  The after-party begins at 8pm and will be held in the Big Room at Generations Hall.  It will feature local favorites Morning 40 Federation, and tickets to the after-party cost $10 in advance or $12 at the door.  Advance tickets can be purchased here.

 




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