With summer right around the corner, it is the perfect time to don your finest seersucker and join some good friends (and perhaps meet new ones) while you enjoy great food, fashion and art at the 8th annual Sippin’ in Seersucker . This Friday, May 18, 2012 from 6 – 9 p.m., The Shops at Canal Place invite you to an extraordinary event that will please you from head to toe. For this event is not only about style, it has substance as well.
Benefiting the Ogden Museum of Southern Art, which is the home of the largest collection of Southern art in the world, Sippin’ in Seersucker provides party goers the opportunity to enjoy light hors d’oeuvres from some of New Orleans finest restaurants and southern themed cocktails including mint juleps. Featured restaurants include Baru Tapas, Ste. Marie, Leah’s Pralines, Delachaise, the American Sector at the National World War II Museum, Midway Pizza, St. James Cheese Company, La Thai, La Madeleine, Mike’s on the Avenue, Rambla and the Grill Room at the Windsor Court Hotel. Cocktails will be provided by Buffalo Trace Distillery. While your palate does a happy dance, you’ll learn more about the Ogden Museum and its patron group the Kohlmeyer Circle.
The Kohlmeyer Circle is group of young art and cultural enthusiasts who creatively support the mission of the Ogden Museum. This year will be the inaugural presentation of the Legacy Award.
This award is presented to a person in New Orleans who has made substantial contributions to the landscape of the NOLA art community. This year’s honoree is Jane Lowentritt, the daughter of Ida Kohlmeyer, the namesake of the Kohlmeyer Circle. Other highlights of the night include a best seersucker ensemble contest, raffles, “Sippin and Savorin’ Cusine” contest and special store promotions at select Canal Place retailers. Music will be provided by Los Hombres Calientes.
WHEN: Friday, May 18, 2012 from 6 – 9 p.m.
The Shops At Canal Place
333 Canal Steet
New Orleans, LA 70130
Complimentary parking provided by Roger Ogden, Darryl Berger and
the Garage at Canal Place.
Before May 18: $25 for Museum members/ $40 for non members
Day of Event: $30 for Museum members/ $50 for non members
Please click here to purchase tickets or call call 504-539-9650 for more information.