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Beaux Arts Costume Ball 2023: Shift Shape
April 21 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm$40.00 – $5,000.00
An Evening of Futuristic Decay
Presented by AIA New Orleans
Bending back onto the scene, this avant-garde and enchanting event is a celebration of our eclectic city, embracing the arts, architecture, culture, and music.
Guests, donned in costumes inspired by this year’s theme “Shift Shape”, will delight in a festive spring evening at The Industrial Garden – a hidden treasure within Faubourg Marigny operated by The Promise of Justice Initiative.
An unforgettable experience for all with an introspective study of sustainability and living with water in our past, present, and future. In one instance of eternity, how do we shift as our landscape shapes?
The evening begins at 6PM with our Patron Party, exclusive to our sponsors, honored guests, and patron party ticket holders. The Beaux Arts Ball will begin at 7PM in the Industrial Garden at Promise of Justice Initiative, and our After-Party will take place at 9PM.
About Shift Shape
Inspired by the Harold Fisk maps of the ever-shifting Mississippi River, this year’s theme embraces the kaleidoscope of memory, change, fluidity, loss, searching, and time.
About The Promise of Justice Initiative
This remarkable organization works to create positive change for people in the criminal legal system at the intersection of impact litigation, direct services and community engagement. Their tools include criminal and civil litigation, organizing, direct support, and policy advocacy. Learn more about this organization here: https://promiseofjustice.org/
About the Industrial Garden
The Industrial Garden is a hidden treasure in an urban environment. The property includes a 100-year-old historic building, a brick-paved courtyard, and a beautiful outdoor space enclosed by raw brick walls and exposed steel beams.
“You know, they straightened out the Mississippi River in places, to make room for houses and livable acreage. Occasionally the river floods these places. ‘Floods’ is the word they use, but in fact it is not flooding; it is remembering. Remembering where it used to be. All water has a perfect memory and is forever trying to get back to where it was.” – Toni Morrison
Tickets can be purchased at the bottom of this page.
See our sponsorship options below, or click here.
THE NEW ORLEANS CHAPTER OF THE AMERICAN INSTITUTE OF ARCHITECTS seeks to promote excellence in the practice of architecture, with a particular focus on sustainability and equity, and to ensure that all in the community value architecture as essential to the quality of life in New Orleans.
Your generous sponsorship will support AIA New Orleans’ programming throughout the year, including CEUniversity, educational symposia, mentor dinners for young designers, and much, much more to come!
See photos of the 2019 “Premiere Lumiere” Beaux Arts Ball here!