Annual arts and culture celebration relocates to WWII Museum
Culture Collision 6, the annual happy-hour to kick off New Orleans’ vibrant cultural season is excited to announce its new home for the 2014-15 event: The National WWII Museum's U.S. Freedom Pavilion: The Boeing Center. On Wednesday, August 27, more than 60 local nonprofit visual and performing arts organizations will gather for a one-night-only event designed to encourage participation in the New Orleans art scene. The event is free and open to the public.
“The National WWII Museum is proud to have been associated with Culture Collision from the beginning,” said Nick Mueller, president and CEO of The National WWII Museum. “Not only is this event a testament to the city’s rich cultural landscape, but it is something that patrons of the arts look forward to each year. We know the 2014 Culture Collision in the Museum’s US Freedom Pavilion: The Boeing Center will not disappoint.”
Founded in 2008, Culture Collision was created to provide New Orleans’ arts and culture organizations with a collective voice, as well as a platform for collaboration and promotion.
Event attendees can scope out upcoming performances, take advantage of exclusive ticket promotions and meet like-minded arts lovers. For the second consecutive year, Culture Collision boasts pop-up performances by selected organizations, including the Greater New Orleans Youth Orchestra, Caribbean Carnival/Friends of Culture, Symphony Chorus of New Orleans and The Creativity Collective.
The event also features cash bars, a huge free drawing and free parking after 3 p.m. in the Magazine Street lot, located between Andrew Higgins Drive and Poeyfarre Street. Metered parking and additional non-museum pay lots are also located throughout the neighborhood.
Culture Collision 6 is hosted by WWNO and sponsored by NewOrleans.Me, The National WWII Museum and Canary Collective. It is organized by the Arts Council of New Orleans, DEVENEY, Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra, New Orleans Ballet Association, New Orleans Opera Association, the Ogden Museum of Southern Art, Southern Rep and WWNO.
More information is available at culturenola.org.