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
Founded in 1973, the New Orleans Center for Creative Arts is Louisiana’s arts conservatory for high school students. NOCCA offers intensive instruction in Classical Music, Creative Writing, Culinary Arts, Dance, Drama, Jazz, Media Arts, Musical Theatre, Theatre Design, Vocal Music, Visual Arts, and academics. Students come from across Louisiana, attending via full-day, afternoon, and after-school sessions. Admission to NOCCA is by audition, and there is no tuition.
The NOCCA Institute is NOCCA’s nonprofit partner, providing supplemental funding for NOCCA and advocacy for its world-class program. Some of the Institute’s more notable endeavors include: a comprehensive Financial Aid Program that funds students’ supplies and fees associated with important summer training programs across the country; an Artists-in-Residence Program that brings more than 100 professional visiting artists into NOCCA’s classrooms each year; the capital campaign for NOCCA’s current home and expansion projects along the Press Street corridor, including Press Street Station, 5 Press Gallery, and Press Street Gardens; and concert, gallery, and literary events for the community. The Institute also oversees rentals of the NOCCA campus, making it available to arts organizations, individuals, corporations, and other groups.
Unless otherwise noted, we're unable to issue refunds. If an event takes place over multiple days, however, we'll do our best to honor such requests by switching tickets to a different time.