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2013 ART & SOUL gala
Sunday, May 19, 2013
NOCCA, 2800 Chartres Street, New Orleans
IBERIABANK patron party: 6:00 - 7:00pm
Hors d’oeuvres & sangria by NOCCA’s Culinary Arts Department
ART & SOUL gala: 7:00 - 10:00pm
Catered by Hilton New Orleans Riverside
Lights & decor by Solomon Group
Specialty drinks by Plum St. Snoballs
Silent auction: 6:00 - 9:00pm
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Sponsored by the Arlene & Joseph Meraux Charitable Foundation
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Attire: Jazzy casual
The NOCCA Institute and The Lupin Foundation proudly present the 2013 ART & SOUL gala on Sunday, May 19, 2013. The fun takes place at the New Orleans Center for Creative Arts, located at 2800 Chartres Street, New Orleans. As the sun sets and the moon rises, the stars will align to reveal images of NOCCA’s past, present, and its exciting future.
The Patron Party sponsored by IBERIABANK begins at 6:00pm, featuring hors d’oeuvres and sangria made by NOCCA’s Culinary Arts Department. The ART & SOUL gala follows from 7:00 - 10:00pm, with star-studded performances by beloved local talent, including NOCCA students, faculty, and alumni. Guests will also enjoy a gourmet buffet dinner provided by the Hilton New Orleans Riverside, shopping in the NOCCA Marketplace, specialty drinks by Plum St. Snoballs, and much, much more.
Guests at the ART & SOUL patron party and gala will enjoy the ultimate auction experience, thanks to AuctionsByCellular!
AuctionsByCellular allows you to bid on items with your cell phone. Just bring your phone to the event, and a staff member will sign you in. If you’d rather not bid on your phone, that’s okay, too – our “personal shoppers” can place bids on your behalf.
From the auction preview that begins on May 5 through the ART & SOUL gala on May 19, you can bid on items by text message or by using your smartphone browser. During ART & SOUL, you’ll be able to bid from absolutely anywhere, whether you’re watching alumni perform in the Nims Black Box Theatre or enjoying the night air in the Kurt & Anita Schon Courtyard.
On May 19, the auction will close at 9pm sharp, and within minutes, winners will receive notifications on their phones announcing what they’ve won. Winners will be able to pay for all their items at the checkout tables located in the lobby of Lupin Hall.
PEEK INTO NOCCA'S FUTURE
The NOCCA Institute is preparing to launch a host of initiatives in the coming months. These include important campus expansions, which will improve NOCCA’s learning environment and create ways for supporters, neighbors, and brand new fans to become a part of the NOCCA experience every day.
Intrigued? You can find out more during ART & SOUL. At 8:30pm, you’ll be treated to a sneak peek at the next exciting chapter in our history. Be on the lookout for a special display, created by the talented graphic artists at Solomon Group!
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The NOCCA Institute
The New Orleans Center for Creative Arts (NOCCA) is a world-class educational institution that has been changing the lives of young people since 1973. Every year, this professional arts training center provides intensive instruction in Classical Music, Creative Writing, Culinary Arts, Dance, Drama, Jazz, Media Arts, Musical Theatre, Theatre Design, Vocal Music, Visual Arts, and academics to students from public, private, and parochial schools across Louisiana. Students attend via schoolday, after-school, weekend, and summer sessions. Admission to NOCCA is by audition, and there is no tuition.
The NOCCA Institute provides supplemental funding for NOCCA students and advocacy for NOCCA’s world-class program. Some of the Institute’s more notable endeavors include: a year-round Financial Aid Program, an Artists-in-Residence Program, capital campaigns for NOCCA’s state-of-the-art campus, and numerous arts programs for the general public.