Mardi Gras means joie de vivre, and Octavia Art Gallery joined in with an exhibition celebrating life through art. Nationally known artists featured in "Celebration" include Muffin Bernstein, Sara Carter, Marina Dunbar, Shirine Gill, Diana Greenberg, Betsey Gravatt, Ken Nahan, Tom Nussbaum, Max Ryan, Sam Schonzeitz, and Grant Wiggins. The show is up through Feb. 25.
Let me call you Sweet-Art
The Contemporary Arts Center threw its annual gala, SweetArts 2017, a black-tie birthday bash in celebration of its 40th anniversary. Top cuisine, live entertainment and an open bar primed the audience for the much-anticipated art auction. SweetArts honorees were Jolene Pinder, Junebug Productions, Corporate Realty, Tina Girouard, Gene Koss, Martin Payton and Mario Villa. The fun continued late into the night with an after party featuring DJs and dancing.