Ashé Cultural Arts Center is an initiative of Efforts of Grace, Inc., a not-for-profit, 501(c)(3), organization that creates and supports programs, activities, and creative works emphasizing the contributions of people of African descent. Located in Central City New Orleans, the Center provides opportunities for art presentations, community development, artist support, and the creation of partnerships that amplify outreach and support efforts.



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Ashé Power House Grand Opening Weekend

The Ashé Power House | 1731 Baronne St., NOLA


February 27, 2015 | 1:00 p.m.

Efforts of Grace, Inc./Ashé Cultural Arts center, in partnership with Gulf Coast Housing Partnership, is proud to announce the newest addition to the Ashé Cultural Arts Center Campus, The Ashé Power House, located at 1731 Baronne Street, New Orleans. Grand Opening activities are planned for Friday, February 27 and Saturday, February 28, with events and live performances that will run throughout both days. A Ribbon Cutting and Press Conference are scheduled for February 27, 2015 at 1:00 p.m. The Ashé Power House welcomes the community and the media to the Grand Opening celebration activities. Some details follow. More will come as planning continues. 


February 27, 2015 | 8:00-11:00 p.m.

Attire: Central City Sharp

The Board and Staff of Efforts of Grace, Inc./Ashé Cultural Arts Center, in partnership with Gulf Coast Housing Partnership, invite you to A GRAND EVENING features the sounds of The Uptown Jazz Orchestra, Dale Baxter and Jupiter Funk, with appearances by Troi Bechet, Sharon Martin, and Hannibal Lokumbe. Please join us for A GRAND EVENING celebrating All/Us/We and another milestone in our journey together. The attire is Central City Sharp!  

Admission: $50 per person | $75 per couple. Purchase tickets here.



February 28, 2015 | 10:00 a.m – 6:00 p.m.

Celebrate with us, as we showcase everything Ashé. Tour the Power House, have fun, and enjoy light refreshments. Come for an hour or stay all day. We look forward to seeing you.

10:00 a    Blessing of the Building

     Introductions, Acknowledgements & Remarks

12:00 p    Touring the Power House

1:00 p      Kuumba Institute Youth Performance

2:00 p      Sistahs Making a Change Performance plus Bookoo Rueda Casino Dance Performance

3:00 p      Movers and Groovers Performance

4:00 p      Barbershop Men Present

5:00 p      Creative Team Performance



February 28, 2015 | 9:00 p.m.-1:00 a.m.

Admission: $10

Feel the power at the Uptown Saturday Night Party, featuring the incomparable Tank and the Bangas and DJ Chris Stylez. Also, live painting by the incredible artists from Beats and Brushstrokes. Come jam the night away as we continue to celebrate the opening of The Ashé Power House.

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