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An evening of Spectacular Art, Fabulous Food and Sensuous Music with Artfully AWARE NOLA and the United Nations

February 24, 2011

Saturday March 12, 2011- 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm

Exhibit continues through March 20, 2011.

The global not for profit Artfully AWARE (AfA) NOLA is hosting its premier fundraiser to showcase the paintings, photography and sculpture of some of the finest contemporary artists in New Orleans in partnership with Cathedral Creative Studios at their impressive new location at 527 Julia Street, on the most prominent of thoroughfares for the arts in the Crescent City.

Featuring guest speaker Sean Cruse of the United Nations Global Compact, Col. Wayde Benson and Lisa Crossman from the World Affairs Council of New Orleans and Artfully AWARE Executive Director Hilary Wallis on the importance of using the arts in education and development.

Original artwork and prints for sale. Proceeds benefit AfA’s projects in New Orleans and around the world.

Musical entertainment provided by Quartet.

A selection of hors d’oeuvres and beverages from Bennachin Restaurant: A Taste of Africa.

We are excited to help artists and implement the global networking central to AfA’s vision. We will be delighted to see you at the grand opening or during the following week.

Saturday March 12, 2011

6:00-10:00 pm


Cathedral Creative Studios

527 Julia St.

New Orleans, LA 70130


1310 N. Rampart St.
New Orleans, LA 70116

About Artfully AWARE:

Artfully AWARE (AfA) is a global not for profit established in the United States and in the United Kingdom that uses the arts as an important tool for social improvement and emotional recovery of persons who have suffered from traumatic events, disabilities or inadequate living conditions. We are a member of the United Nations Global Compact, and our board of directors and advisors serve in leadership capacities with organizations including the Aspen Cancer Conference, The Hunger Project, Council of American Ambassadors, United Nations Fund for Women and USAID.

We implement a range of educational arts programs locally, nationally and internationally, in order to promote empowerment, cultural understanding, as well as to enable individual and community development. Our work provides the opportunity to create arts projects, exhibitions, performances and educational curriculum. All programs draw on five major categories: drama, dance, music, media and visual arts.

We wish to thank our sponsors:

Special Thanks to:

Honorary Sponsors:

2 Comments leave one →
  1. February 25, 2011 9:30 pm

    How exciting to be a part of this wonderful group bringing fresh artistic eneregy to the children and artists of New Orleans. Can’t wait to see what you guys come up with next. See you on Julia Street.

  2. March 15, 2011 9:15 pm

    Thanks to all who came out Saturday evening to the Premier Julia Street event for Artfully Aware. Hillary, Lionel and Adam did a fantastic job. The artwork was truly spectacular in the newly renovated Creative Catherdral space. Our many generous food vendor volunteers outdid themselves and the jazz was hot. Our two guest speakers, Sean Cruse of the United Nations Global Compact, Col. Wayde Benson and Lisa Crossman from the World Affairs Council of New Orleans did us proud and expressed their distince pleasure and approval. This is a very exciting new organization which promises great things for New Orleans, our artists and the community at large. Please note the exciting new UN logo added to our list of sponsors. Now it’s official!

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