A scene from last year's MPAC event. Photo by Luxe Event Photography.

MPAC prepares to take over the Shaw Center

MPAC stands for Music, People, Art and Community, and that’s exactly what you’ll find on all six floors of the Shaw Center next Thursday, June 2, where creatives, young professionals and anyone looking for a fun time will gather—decked in all-white outfits—between 7:30 and 10:30 p.m.

Created by 225 magazine, this year’s cultural event will be produced by the Arts Council of Greater Baton Rouge as a fundraiser. Your only job is to have fun, walking the stories of the downtown art center surrounded by live music from The Michael Foster Project, Groovy7 and DJ PUSH PLAY, tastings from local restaurants like City Pork, Mestizo, Jolie Pearl, Stroubes and Capital City Grill, plus interactive art experiences.

MPAC also comes right after the Art Council’s PechaKucha Night, a Baton Rouge extension of the networking event devised in Tokyo in 2003 as a chance for creatives to meet, share and show their work in public. The only catch is that they only get to put 20 images on screen for 20 seconds each to make their point. PechaKucha will take place this Friday, May 27, at 7 p.m. Entry price is $6.

For MPAC tickets or more information about Arts Council events, visit artsbr.org.