State of the Arts Luncheon – A Shop Local Artists Week event

Tuesday, December 4, 2018 – Northshore Harbor Center

Doors open at 11 am. Program begins at noon.

We are honored to welcome Americans for the Arts’ Vice President of Research and Policy Randy Cohen and Louisiana Lt. Governor Billy Nungesser to a State of the Arts luncheon in honor of National Shop Local Artists Week.

In December of 2016, Northshore Cultural Economy Coalition launched the initiative in Slidell as Shop Local Artists Weekend, hosted in the Art Marketplace in the East St. Tammany Chamber of Commerce. In 2017, with the support of Louisiana Senator Sharon Hewitt and State Representative Greg Cromer, the program grew to a statewide, weeklong event with the adoption of Senate Concurrent Resolution 20.  In 2018, Americans for the Arts embraced Shop Local Artists Week as a nationwide celebration of the arts and artists.

Presented by Northshore Cultural Economy Coalition and St. Tammany Tourist and Convention Commission, the State of the Arts luncheon will feature delectable Louisiana fare, a showcase of arts organizations and festivals with significant contributions to the cultural economy and live entertainment by saxophonist Greg Worthington.

Enjoy a delectable menu starring Louisiana seafood, including shrimp, corn and crab bisque, spring mix salad, Eggplant Napoleon – fried eggplant medallions topped with crabmeat stuffing and crawfish etouffee, buttered parsley potatoes, chicken scampi, topped with savory bordelaise and option of sautéed shrimp, mushrooms and green onions on the side, smothered green beans, dinner rolls and bread pudding with rum sauce.

It’s a celebration of all genres of art and the many creatives who make up the rich cultural fabric of Louisiana.

Tickets are $35, available via the link below. Limited seating available, so early reservations are recommended. Reservation deadline: Wednesday, Nov. 28.


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Special thanks to our State of the Arts luncheon sponsors:





This State of the Arts Luncheon is a Shop Local Artists Week event.