Culture Collision, the fall’s most spirited happy hour returns for its fourth year. This year’s celebration will take place on Wednesday, September 5 at Generations Hall from 5:30-10:30p.m. The annual gathering, which has seen its popularity grow tremendously since its inception, gives local arts and cultural organizations the opportunity to promote upcoming events, showcase their fall seasons, and sell membership packages.
Altogether, Culture Collision 2012 will feature more than 50 local, performing and visual arts organizations. The free, WWNO-hosted event will begin at 5:30p.m. with an arts fair and networking session. Representatives from participating organizations will be on hand to answer attendees’ questions and inquires. Many organizations will also have exclusive Culture Collision offers and incentives available as well as options to purchase memberships and season tickets. Several cash bars will be open on the premises, and organizers assure that plenty of food will be served. On the entertainment front, Mod Dance Party ringleader DJ Matty will man the ones-and-two until 8:30p.m. when local, rock provocateur Ratty Scurvics will kickoff the event’s official afterparty.
Non-profit performing and visual arts organizations wishing to partake in Culture Collision 2012 should email Jess Brown. Space is limited and requires a $50 participation fee. Check out Culture Collision’s website for more information and a peek at which organizations have already signed up.
Culture Collision 2012 is sponsored by OffBeat Magazine, Generations Hall, and the Canary Collective and organized by the Arts Council of New Orleans, the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra, Loyola University’s Montage Series, the New Orleans Ballet Association, the New Orleans Museum of Art, the New Orleans Opera Association, the Ogden Museum, and Southern Rep Theatre.