cruisin' the web
Volume 16/Issue 2

CAC & NOLA.Net
Offer Free Access To Internet

The New Orleans Contemporary Arts Center and NewOrleans.Net, producer of NOLA Live (www.nola.com), have joined forces to offer locals and visitors to New Orleans a chance to "cruise the Web" while enjoying coffee, cocktails and lunch daily.

At the NewOrleans.Net Cafe, Webheads, artists and first-time Internet surfers can travel the World Wide Web, E-mail friends, explore online museums and art galleries, check stock quotes or peruse favorite Internet sites for FREE.

Allen Bell, New Orleans.Net general manager says, "The NewOrleans.Net Cafe will generate increased interest in both the CAC and New Orleans.Net. We are excited about what's to come for the cafe and the new opportunities this affords us both."

All of the computers at the cafe are connected to the Internet via a T1 Internet connection, a state-of-the-art, high-speed line that allows surfers to travel the Internet without having to wait for files to download.

"The NewOrleans.Net Cafe is a place where locals and visitors to New Orleans can learn about and enjoy the Internet by themselves or with their friends in a relaxed environment," said Lindsay Ross, CAC Director of Marketing. "The CAC looks forward to working with New Orleans.Net to broaden awareness of the cafe and allow the people of New Orleans to learn about the Internet."

Aspiring and established artists alike are encouraged to attend "The Art of the Internet @ the NewOrleans.Net Cafe. "The Art of the Internet" is a workshop for artists that explores online resources for jobs and funding sources, and provides pointers on how to showcase artists of all disciplines on the Internet. "Art of the Internet" is held on the second Tues. of every month. Call 504.528.3805 for monthly topics.

The cafe also serves as a Cyber Lab for regional kindergarten through grade 12 educators. The cafe will be used in the CAC's Education Program, as a training ground for teachers to use the Internet to enhance their lesson plans and better engage students of all ages.

Other events include weekly Blue Note Happy Hours each Thurs. from 5-7pm with live jazz performed by local musicians, and daily 2-for-1 Happy Hours from 5-7pm. These happy hours are all free and open to the public. Throughout the season, look for film screenings, book signings, Website launchings, and discussions in the cafe.

For more information on the participating partners in this unique project, Internet surfers can log-on to the CAC's Internet homepage, www.cacno.org and NewOrleans.Net homepage, www.nola.com. Cafe hours are Mon. & Tues., 7am-8pm; Wed.-Sat., 7am-11pm; and Sun., 10am - 8pm. the CAC offers free parking for all patrons.


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