Slidell Mayor Greg Cromer and the City of Slidell’s Department of Cultural & Public Affairs are excited to announce the lineup of events for the upcoming 2023-2024 Cultural Season.
The cultural season kicks off with the seventh annual “White Linen and Lagniappe” on Saturday, August 12, 2023. This event will provide an opportunity for residents and visitors to browse artwork while shopping at antique and boutique stores, listening to live music, eating hot food, and enjoying cold drinks all throughout Olde Towne Slidell.
The evening will start with the opening of the new Antique Umbrella Alley at the corner of First and Erlanger streets. This vibrant display consists of over 80 brightly colored umbrellas suspended over First Street in the Antique District of Olde Towne. The large umbrellas will hang from suspension wires crossing the street creating a unique and tourist attraction for Olde Towne Slidell. This project was funded by the Slidell Historic Antique Association.
“The City of Slidell is proud to present an exciting cultural season that reflects the unique spirit and creativity of our community,” said Mayor Cromer. “We invite everyone to join us in Olde Towne for White Linen and Lagniappe to celebrate the new umbrella alley and all the arts, music, and culture of our beautiful city.”
As a city known for its rich cultural heritage and vibrant arts scene, Slidell is committed to nurturing and promoting the arts in all its forms. From art exhibitions and live performances to art festivals and community events, the upcoming cultural season will showcase local talent, attract regional artists, and engage residents and visitors alike in a dynamic array of cultural experiences.
Other highlights of the season include art exhibits in the George Dunbar Gallery at the Slidell Cultural Center at City Hall, the 20th anniversary of the Bayou Jam Concert Series with concerts held each fall and spring, Arts Evening Cultural Festival, Slidell Movie Nights, Some Enchanted Evening with the Northshore Community Orchestra, plus numerous holiday events including Christmas Under the Stars, the Olde Towne Community Golf Cart Parade, and the Holiday Concert with the Northshore Community Orchestra.
“We encourage all of our citizens to celebrate the arts in Slidell, as these events are all about family, friends, and neighbors coming together as a community,” said Alex Carollo, Director of the Department of Cultural & Public Affairs. “I would like to thank the Slidell Commission on the Arts, Mayor Cromer and city administration, Chief Fandal and the Slidell Police Department, our cultural season sponsors, and our community partners, whose support makes all of these free events possible for our citizens and visitors to enjoy.”
Cultural Season Sponsorships are now available, and any businesses or individuals that are interested in sponsoring should contact Alex Carollo at 985-646-4375 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information about upcoming events, visit the City of Slidell’s website at MySlidell.com and follow the “City of Slidell, Louisiana” on Facebook.