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Cultural & Public Affairs
Contact Cultural & Public Affairs
P.O. Box 828
Slidell, LA 70459
Ph: 985-646-4375
F: 985-646-4231

The Department of Cultural & Public Affairs consists of two divisions:

The Cultural Affairs Division is responsible for fostering the arts, humanities, cultural events and specific civic events in the City of Slidell. This Division operates the Slidell Cultural Center and the Slidell Museum, coordinates four annual festivals throughout Olde Towne Slidell, provides assistance to nonprofit art organizations, and presents both local and national talents to the citizens of our community. Under the guidance of the community advisory board, the Commission on the Arts for the City of Slidell, this division creates programming which showcases the power the arts have on enhancing the quality of life for our residents and visitors.

The Public Affairs Division is responsible for the dissemination of information regarding the City of Slidell, including the activities of the administrative and legislative branches, to the public. Duties include design of the Annual Report, public service announcements, press releases, tourism and coordination of the above efforts with private partners.

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Arts Evening 2015 Business Registration

Arts Evening 2015 Artist Registration

Mixed Media 2014 prospectus

Arts Evening 2014 brochure

Arts Evening 2014 Business Application

Arts Evening 2014 Artist Application

Salad Days 2014 prospectus

Mixed Media 2013 prospectus

Arts Evening 2013 Artist Registration Form

Arts Evening 2013 Business Registration Form

Cultural & Public Affairs accomplishments and awards
State and national accomplishments in the arts

City of Slidell 2012 - 2013 Cultural Season Calendar

2012-2013 Cultural Season Sponsors

2012-2013 Slidell Cultural Sponsorship Information

2013 Slidell Mardi Gras Schedule

Salad Days 2013 prospectus

Friends of the Arts 2012 -2013 membership form

The City of Slidell's Cultural Explorers Club

Impressionist artist Edward Degas once said, “Art is not what you see, but what you make others see.” This philosophy has paved the way to a new program offered by the City of Slidell, designed to help others see the many different facets of the arts. The Cultural Explorers Club, created for children ages 4 to 18, will encourage children’s discovery of five different facets of the arts: symphony music, dance, theatre, visual arts and participation in any visual or performing arts experience. Upon successful completion, the children will be inducted into the City of Slidell’s Cultural Explorers Club, receiving a patch and certificate from Slidell Mayor Freddy Drennan at one of the city’s cultural events in Heritage Park.

Some Enchanted Evening Call to Artists

Some Enchanted Evening 2012 brochure

Salad Days 2012 postcard

Salad Days 2012 prospectus

A Far Cry program

Slidell Museum brochure

2011 Emergency Information sheet

Christmas Under The Stars 2012 brochure

Collectible Art is Life Pin Can Help Bring Back the Arts
Get your pin today and help us support cultural events in our city!

Cultural Affairs Department Wins National 2006 3CMA Awards

Cultural Affairs' DVD Honored with national 2006 Telly Award

Cultural Affairs Department receives 2007 national Savvy accolades

Slidell one of only 5 cities in nation to win 2008 3CMA Savvy Awards for arts
The city was one of only five in the nation recognized with a Savvy Award for arts. See complete details in the press release.

Slidell's Cultural Affairs takes home two 2009 national 3CMA awards
The City of Slidell’s Department of Cultural & Public Affairs has taken home first and second place awards in two categories in the 2009 Savvy Awards competition sponsored by the City-County Communications and Marketing Association, or 3CMA. The awards recognize outstanding local government achievements in communications, public-sector marketing and citizen government relationships.

City Selected to Showcase Cultural Event Sponsorship Program at National League of Cities Expo
The City of Slidell’s Department of Cultural & Public Affairs has been selected to showcase its program, “Strengthening the Community and the Economy through the Arts,” at the National League of Cities’ annual Congress of Cities & Exposition, November 10-14 in San Antonio, Texas.

Slidell Takes Highest Honor at National League of Cities 2009 Expo
The City of Slidell took home the first place Gold Award for Municipal Excellence at the 86th annual National League of Cities’ Congress of Cities & Exposition in San Antonio, Texas, for its program titled “Strengthening the Community and the Economy through the Arts.” Slidell holds the distinct honor of being the only Louisiana city ever to have received the prestigious award in its 20 year history, and is the only 2009 recipient being recognized for arts programming. Joining Slidell in the Gold Award Winning circle are Savannah, Ga., Long Beach, Ca., and New York City. Silver Award Winners include Estes Park., Colo., Burnsville, Minn., St. Louis, Mo., and Seattle, Wa.

Slidell takes home two national awards at 2010 3CMA Conference
The Department of Cultural & Public Affairs has received two national awards for its recent Cultural Extravaganza and Super Bowl Exhibit and Auction, an event which challenged elected officials and community business leaders to become artists for a day.

Slidell selected as one of Americans for the Arts 100 Local Art Index Cities
The City of Slidell’s Department of Cultural & Public Affairs has been selected by Americans for the Arts, the nation’s leading nonprofit organization for advancing the arts, to be one of 100 agencies that will participate in the inaugural Local Arts Index. These local arts agencies will be part of an 18-month research initiative that serves as a complement to the National Arts Index. The findings from the Local Arts Index will be reported in Fall 2011. The Local Arts Index will be the first county-level study designed to measure the health and vitality of the arts industries throughout the United States.

Slidell Mural Guide

Olde Towne Slidell Cultural District boundaries
The City of Slidell was among the first cities to apply for the state's Cultural District program. This pdf map indicates the boundaries of the Olde Towne Slidell Cultural District.

Arts Evening 2011 Business Registration Form

Arts Evening 2011 Artist Registration Form

Arts Evening 2011 brochure

The City of Slidell presents "Andy Warhol: Celebrities" from the New Orleans Museum of Art

The City of Slidell is pleased to present "Andy Warhol: Celebrities," organized by the New Orleans Museum of Art.

The event is a celebration of one of the most significant artists of the 20th century, and a whole lot more. In recognition of one of the artists most iconic images, the Campbell's Soup can, the city is also sponsoring a Campbell’s Soup food drive for the Mt. Olive Feeding Ministry, an opening night community Pop Art exhibit in the City Hall meeting room featuring artwork created by St. Tammany students plus citizens from throughout the area, a nostalgic instant photo booth, an opportunity for citizens to take a photo at the Andy Warhol Fifteen Minutes of Fame wall created by local artist Lori Gomez, a virtual exhibit on the “City of Slidell Citywide Pop Art Celebration” Facebook page and special events hosted by many local businesses in conjunction with the Pop Art Celebration.

Mixed Media 2012 prospectus

Christmas Under the Stars 2011 brochure

The City of Slidell
is a proud recipient of the
National League of Cities’
Gold Award for
Municipal Excellence.
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