ArtVenture 2009 a fundraiser to benefit Louisiana ArtWorks
  Friday May 29th
7:00 PM — 11:00PM
at Louisiana ArtWorks : 725 Howard Avenue in New Orleans
Our studio resident artists are taking over the building for their final show! Join us for cocktails and fine cuisine as
three floors of unique "ArtVenturous" environs are
unveiled at this very special celebration!
YLC’s A Streetcar Named Inspire Concludes Historic Public Art Project with Streetcar Auction
Laissez Le Bon Temps (et al Tram) Rouler! 
Let the Good Times (and the Streetcar) Roll!
WHO:              The Young Leadership Council (YLC), one of New Orleans’ premiere nonprofits dedicated to fostering the involvement of young professionals within the community, joins a passionate group of local artists, civic volunteers and caring businesspeople. 
WHAT:            The Streetcar Soiree, the grand finale of A Streetcar Named Inspire, a public art project that asked local artists to custom-design miniature streetcars to communicate what inspires them about New Orleans.
WHERE:          Hilton Riverside
                        2 Poydras St.
                        Grand Ballrooms A & B
WHEN:           Saturday, May 16, 2009
                        8:00 – 11:00 p.m.
HOW:             Tickets are available for $50 in advance and $60 at the door.
                        YLC members pay $50 anytime. 
                        Tickets are available at the YLC office or online (1840 Euterpe St./504.585.1500/ 
WHY:            Own a piece of this once-in-a-lifetime project!  Offerings will include every streetcar not yet purchased by a sponsor, 40 “garden sized” streetcars created by the original artists, blank streetcars with an accompanying artists, other A Streetcar Named Inspire merchandise, and a few surprises. 
Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra to join Orchestras Feeding America to benefit the Second Harvest Food Bank of Greater New Orleans and Acadiana
Wednesday, April 22 at Ochsner Swing in the Oaks at City Park

The Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra presents crowd favorite Ochsner Swing in the Oaks free outdoor concert at Dreyfous Meadow in City Park on Wednesday, April 22, 2009 at 6:30 p.m. (grounds in front of the New Orleans Museum of Art). The rain date is scheduled for Thursday, April 23, 2009 at 6:30 p.m. in the same location.
This is the second concert generously supported by Ochsner Health System as part of a three-year partnership with the LPO.
LPO’s Resident Conductor Rebecca Miller will lead the orchestra through an evening of dance favorites — from Tchaikovsky’s Waltz from Sleeping Beauty to Shostakovich’s Gadfly Polka to Copland’s Hoe Down — bring your picnics, family, friends, and your dancing shoes for a spectacular evening!
During this year’s concert, the LPO will participate in Orchestras Feeding America, the first national food drive by America’s symphony orchestras. In addition to the picnic dinners and drinks you bring for your own family, bring something to share with your neighbors in greater need.
The LPO’s musicians, staff members and volunteers will collect non-perishable food at the concert starting at 5 p.m. The food will be donated to the Second Harvest Food Bank of Greater New Orleans and Acadiana. For information about the types of food that can be accepted go to
To date, more than 250 orchestras have come together to combat hunger in their communities, inspired by the true story in the upcoming film The Soloist. The project is organized by the League of American Orchestras, which represents the nation’s professional, volunteer, and youth orchestras.
For more information visit or call 504.523.6530.