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Help raise the roof at
A gala fundraiser for The NOCCA Institute
sponsored by The Lupin Foundation
Sunday, May 18, 2014
New Orleans Center for Creative Arts
2800 Chartres Street
Patron Party: 6pm
ART&SOUL Gala: 7pm - 10pm
Last year's ART & SOUL was a great kickoff to NOCCA's exciting campus expansion, and the party continues this spring with a special celebration to raise the roof! On Sunday, May 18th, The NOCCA Institute and The Lupin Foundation will celebrate the construction of the new NOCCA Forum with live entertainment, delicious food, abundant libations, mobile auction bidding, a NOCCA Marketplace, and more.
The ART&SOUL Patron Party begins at 6pm, with the Gala following from 7pm - 10pm. Throughout the evening, there will be performances by NOCCA students, faculty, and alumni, including Young Alum Co-Chairs Alexis Marceaux and Sam Craft and their band, Alexis and The Samurai. ART&SOUL is co-chaired by Anne & Paul Candies and Ana & Juan Gershanik. In addition to Alexis and Sam, Gary Solomon Jr. serves as a Young Alum Co-Chair.
This year’s ART&SOUL is dedicated to the memory of one of NOCCA’s most passionate fans, Dr. Ralph Lupin, who passed away on Thursday, May 1. He will be deeply missed.
A full schedule for ART&SOUL is as follows:
PATRICK FAMILY PATRON PARTY: 6:00 - 7:00pm
- Featuring hors d'oeuvres and sangria prepared by NOCCA's Culinary Arts Department
ART & SOUL GALA, WITH ENTERTAINMENT SPONSORED BY FIRST NBC BANK: 7:00 - 10:00pm
- Catered by Hilton New Orleans Riverside
- Production services by Solomon Group
- Specialty edibles by The Boxcar, The NOCCA Institute's new food truck
- Specialty drinks by Plum Street Snoballs
- Entertainment includes the NOCCA Alumni Allstars, the NOCCA Jazz Trio, NOCCA Musical Theatre Students, and a NOCCA Cabaret, with performances by students from a wide range of NOCCA arts departments
ARLENE & JOSEPH MERAUX CHARITABLE FOUNDATION AUCTION: 6:00 - 9:00pm
- Powered by AuctionsByCellular
- Bid by phone, wherever you are! Charging stations available on-site.
- Start bidding today, and continue at ART&SOUL -- just click here!
NOCCA MARKETPLACE: 6:00 - 10:00pm
- Purchase artwork, preserves, and other items created by NOCCA students
- Generously sponsored by IBERIABANK, Otto Candies, LLC, and the James P. Raymond Jr. Foundation
A special feature of this year's ART&SOUL event is a silent auction, powered by AuctionsByCellular. AuctionsByCellular allows guests to bid on items with their cell phones, no matter where they are -- on campus or off. Guests are encouraged to bring their phones to the event, and a staff member will quickly register those device when guests arrive. For those who'd rather not bid by phone, that's okay, too: AuctionsByCellular's "personal shoppers" can place bids on their behalf.
(Photo of the NOCCA Forum by Elizabeth McMillan)
When & Where
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.