About Us

Founded in 2008 by like-minded arts lovers Jess Brown and Janet Wilson, Culture Collision was created to provide New Orleans’ arts and culture organizations with a collective voice, as well as a platform for collaboration and promotion.

Now in its eighth year, Culture Collision is dedicated to fostering all of the nonprofit performing and visual arts organizations in the New Orleans metro-area. For seven consecutive years, we have ‘kicked-off’ the cultural season with a unique happy hour involving close to 70 organizations. We strive to introduce potential audience members, volunteers, patrons and artists to the diverse mix of organizations the city has to offer.

Nowhere else in town boasts a collective of the city’s top arts groups, all under one roof, for the ultimate experience of artistic celebration and schmoozing. There’s something for everyone at Culture Collision, from unlimited networking and season announcements to exclusive promotions, free giveaways and live performances by select organizations.

The event also features a huge free drawing, complimentary hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar with happy hour specials.