Come Early, Stay Late!

With so much to do and see in New Orleans, consider adding a day or two onto your trip. The conference hotel rate is available November 9 through November 16. Visit our Explore New Orleans page for affordable events and suggestions, whether you are interested in New Orleans arts and culture, cuisine, history, or just absorbing the unique atmosphere of the Crescent City.

Conference Hotel

Our conference hotel is the Hilton St. Charles. Located along the historic St. Charles streetcar line, the hotel is 3 blocks from the French Quarter and a 10-minute walk from Louisiana ArtWorks.

Discounted rooms are available for $139/night (book by October 11 and mention Alliance of Artists Communities to receive the discounted rate). If you are interested in sharing a room with another conference attendee, please check "Room Sharing" on the registration form.

Address: 333 St. Charles Avenue, New Orleans LA 70130
Phone reservations: 888-490-6547
To make your reservation online:
   Go to
   Select your dates and room type
   Scroll down to "Special Accounts"
   Enter AAC in the "Convention/Group Code" box


New Orleans is serviced by Louis Armstrong International Airport (MSY), just 20 minutes from downtown. Shuttle service is available from the airport to the Hilton for $15 (per person) one-way or $30 (per person) round-trip. Call (866) 596-2699 or (504) 522-3500 for more details or to make a reservation. Cabs are $28 from the airport to the Hilton for one or two persons and $12 (per person) for three or more passengers. Pick-up is on the lower level, outside the baggage claim area.

The main conference sessions will be held at Louisiana ArtWorks, a 10-minute walk from the Hilton. Attendees may also ride the St. Charles streetcar from the hotel to Louisiana ArtWorks. Transportation will be provided to other off-site locations.

If you have any concerns about accessibility and transportation, please contact Russ Smith at of (401) 351-4320.

The Conference

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I just wanted to thank you for making a newcomer to your conference feel so welcome. I also wanted to congratulate you on such an organized, content- and experience-filled conference … with sessions and conversations that left me truly inspired and energized!
–2008 Conference attendee

The Alliance's 19th Annual Conference is supported in part by grants from The Ford Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts.


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