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ESSENCE Music Festival

Jul 5 - 5, 2015
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NASA Week to Blast…

Jul 5 - 5, 2015
Audubon Aquarium of the Americas will host a week of space exploration… more

New Orleans Museum of…

Jul 5 - Sep 7, 2015
Ten Years Gone brings together six artists whose work engages with the broad… more

Red, White, and…

Jul 5 - 5, 2015
In a most unusual salute to Independence Day, Audubon Butterfly Garden and… more

Tai Chi/Chi Kung

Jul 6 - 6, 2015
NOMA, in collaboration with the East Jefferson Wellness Center offers wellness… more

LIVE BAND KARAOKE…

Jul 7 - 28, 2015
Rock out on stage with Mixed Nuts as your band! All ages and free each Tuesday… more

Lydia's Purple Cloth…

Jul 7 - 28, 2015
Quilting continues! We're excited to have more time to work on creations… more

Octavia Art Gallery -…

Jul 7 - 25, 2015
This summer, Octavia Art Gallery is pleased to present new works by Cuban based… more

Ogden Museum Book…

Jul 7 - 7, 2015
Join us at the Book Club for  Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale… more

Purchased Lives: New…

Jul 7 - 18, 2015
The Historic New Orleans Collection's newest exhibition, "Purchased… more

The Sweat Social…

Jul 7 - Dec 20, 2015
Designed for wellness travelers visiting New Orleans, the Sweat Social offers… more

Gambit’s 2015…

Jul 8 - 8, 2015
Gambit's 2015 Emerging Chefs Challenge recognizes the next generation of… more

2015 Francisco…

Jul 9 - 9, 2015
The Historic New Orleans Collection's 2015 Francisco Bouligny Lecture will… more

Langlois Girls Night…

Jul 9 - Sep 3, 2015
Bring your friends to Langlois on Thursdays or Fridays this summer for girls'… more

LIVE IMPROV WITH NOLA…

Jul 9 - 30, 2015
Improv Comedy with NOLA ComedySportz is great for all ages. The audience of a… more

San Fermin in Nueva…

Jul 9 - 12, 2015
The 9th Annual Running of the Bulls at San Fermin in Nueva Orleans (SFNO) is… more

Yappy Hour in the…

Jul 9 - 30, 2015
Join us for  Yappy Hour in the Courtyard at Rare Form, to benefit the… more

Friday Nights at NOMA

Jul 10 - 10, 2015
Every Friday evening, come to the museum for activities and entertainment.… more

Smoothie King Center…

Jul 10 - 11, 2015
Garth Brooks is bringing his World Tour with Trisha Yearwood to the Smoothie… more

Toast & Tiki Tails

Jul 10 - 10, 2015
Toasts & Tiki-Tails" will be held at the NO Fleas Market  during… more

ESSENCE Music Festival

Jul 5 - 5, 2015
The ultimate party weekend is highlighted by performances from a variety of… more

18th Annual Art Show Benefits Senior Care at Poydras Home

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Media Contact:
Sarah Burnette
sarah@gambelpr.com
504-324-4242

 

Annual Art Show Benefits Senior Care at Poydras Home

Thousands of Original Creations for Sale

 

An elegant setting, inspirational artwork and the opportunity to support a compassionate New Orleans icon  - it's the 18th Annual Poydras Home Art Show, November 3 and 4, 2012, on the beautiful grounds of Poydras Home, 5354 Magazine Street, New Orleans.

Acclaimed local and regional artists bring unique creations to Poydras Home for two days, with a portion of sales benefiting the non-profit Poydras Home. A patron party on Friday, November 2, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., gives patrons an advance look at works submitted for the juried competition, where the best pieces are displayed for judging by former New Orleans Museum of Art Director John Bullard.

"So many in our community recognize and appreciate the gracious compassion that is the hallmark of care at Poydras Home," said Jane Mize, co-chair of the event along with Dolores Hall. "We like to hear how our art show patrons throughout the years have purchased art they love, all while helping advance the mission of Poydras Home. We're grateful to everyone who attends the art show, and we very much appreciate our talented artists who donate a portion of their sales to us."

Serious collectors and casual enthusiasts will all find something to enjoy as artwork fills Poydras Home, both outside on the beautiful grounds and within the historic building.  This year's show features 2,500 works of art - all original - by local and regional artists. Offerings include traditional and contemporary paintings, photography, sculpture, metalwork, pottery, jewelry and fine crafts. Featured artists include glassblower Andrew Pollack, potter JoAnn Greenberg, painter Larry Nevil and many others, including Thomas Burger, Patti Adams and last year's winner of the juried competition, Bruce Davenport, Jr.

Admission to the Art Show is free and open to the public, Saturday, November 3, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday, November 4, from noon to 4 p.m.

Tickets for the Patron Party on Friday, November 2, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. are $100, and include entertainment and fabulous food in the unique setting of Poydras Home's historic building. Tickets may be purchased by calling (504) 897-0535 or by visiting www.poydrashome.com.