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Sarah Story
(504) 539.9609


NEW ORLEANS-Summer is approaching, and that means it's time for "Sippin' in Seersucker," an evening of Southern art, cocktails, live music, delicious cuisine, fashion and shopping.

A benefit for the Ogden Museum of Southern Art, Sippin' is in its eleventh year of collaboration between the Museum and The Shops at Canal Place. Attendees are encouraged to don seersucker and celebrate the start of the summer social season in style.

An evening of light bites, Southern cocktails, shopping specials, entertainment from some of the city's best performers, and deluxe raffles will culminate in a seersucker sartorial contest judged by L. Kasimu Harris and Tracee Dundas! Our MC for the evening will be WDSU newscaster Charles D. Divins.

"Sippin' in Seersucker" 2015 co-chairs are Allison and Ben Tiller, and Jolie Bensen Hamilton and Sarah Elizabeth Dewey of local clothing company, Jolie & Elizabeth.


When: Friday, May 8, 2015, 6pm to 9pm

Where: The Shops at Canal Place, 333 Canal St., New Orleans LA 70130

Dress: Southern cocktail; Seersucker preferred!

Entertainment: Live music from the New Orleans Swamp Donkeys

Contest: Best seersucker ensemble-the winners get a special prize!

Raffle: Packages including Wine, Craft beer, Patron tickets to the Ogden Museum's Magnolia Ball, Southern Crafts, Entertainment, and Shopping at Canal Place

Food: Refreshments will be provided by some of the city's best restaurants, including Acme Oyster House, Redemption, Tivoli & Lee, Highly Seasoned Catering, Chappy's, Ma Momma's House of Cornbread, Chicken & Waffles, BakerMaid, Southern Candymakers and many more!

Libations: Open bar included with ticket

Shop: The Shops at Canal Place will have special sales promotions

Parking: Free parking included with event ticket purchase

Tickets: Advance tickets: $30 Ogden Museum members and $50 non-members. Tickets at the door: $40 Ogden Museum members and $60 non-members.

Information and to order tickets: (504) 539-9616

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Located in the vibrant Warehouse Arts District of downtown New Orleans, Louisiana, the Ogden Museum of Southern Art holds the largest collection of Southern art and is recognized for its original exhibitions, public events, and educational programs which examine the development of visual art alongside Southern traditions of music, literature, and culinary heritage to provide a comprehensive story of the South. Established in 1999 and in Stephen Goldring Hall since 2003, the Museum welcomes over 50,000 visitors annually, and attracts diverse audiences through its broad range of programming including exhibitions, lectures, film screenings, and concerts which are all part of its mission to broaden the knowledge, understanding, interpretation, and appreciation of the visual arts and culture of the American South.

The Ogden Museum is open Wednesday through Monday from 10AM-5PM and also on Thursdays from 6-8PM for Ogden After Hours. Admission is free to Museum Members and $12.50 for adults, $10 for seniors 65 and older, $6.25 for children ages 5-17 and free for children under 5. The Ogden Museum is free to Louisiana Residents on Thursdays from 10AM-5PM courtesy of The Helis Foundation.

The Museum is closed Martin Luther King Day, Lundi Gras and Mardi Gras, Memorial Day, July 4th, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day and day following, Christmas Day and New Years Day.

The Museum is located at 925 Camp Street, New Orleans Louisiana 70130. For more information visit or call 504-539-9650.