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“The National WWII…

Jul 30 - 30, 2016
The French Market welcomes The National WWII Museum's Victory Belles back to… more

Backyard Grooves

Jul 30, 2016 - Jan 10, 2026
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BB King's Blues Club…

Jul 30 - 30, 2016
Join us for live music with Piano Man Lucy Blackledge. more

BB King's Blues Club…

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BB King's Blues Club…

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Join us at the BB King's Blues Club New Orleans for BB King Allstars Band ft.… more

Carousel Gardens…

Jul 30 - 31, 2016
Now is a great time to buy your season pass. The season pass even gets you… more

Double Dose

Jul 30, 2016 - Jan 10, 2026
ActionActionReaction and friends keep the dance floor energized with mixes of… more

FestiGals

Jul 30 - 30, 2016
FestiGals is the Ultimate New Orleans Girlfriend Getaway that celebrates,… more

Festigals 2016

Jul 30 - 31, 2016
FestiGals will return to the JW Marriott for its sixth women's weekend! more

Jazz Yoga with Susan…

Jul 30 - 30, 2016
Jazz Yoga with live meditative music by Peter Nu, continues at the Old U.S.… more

Mama's Music

Jul 30, 2016 - Jan 10, 2026
In Big Mama's Lounge. 21+ with valid photo I.D. 7-string guitarist Justin… more

MechaCon 2016

Jul 30 - 31, 2016
MechaCon is an annual three day anime convention held during the summer at the… more

National Dance Day…

Jul 30 - 30, 2016
This year's National Dance Day Celebration will be held at the New Orleans… more

Photo Exhibition -…

Jul 30 - 30, 2016
Join us for the Photo Exhibition - "MAAFA: The Past We Inherit; the Future… more

The House of Groove

Jul 30, 2016
The House of Groove is a House Party and a live improvised musical journey… more

The Illusion

Jul 30 - Aug 6, 2016
Strange things happen when you wander into a magician’s cave. Pridamant,… more

The National WWII…

Jul 30 - 30, 2016
Concert-goers will be treated to a 45 minute concert by the vocal trio The… more

The New Movement…

Jul 30, 2016 - May 23, 2026
Join us at the New Movement for  stand -up comedy show - Go… more

The New Movement…

Jul 30 - Dec 31, 2016
At each Megaphone Show, we invite a special guest/local… more

The New Movement…

Jul 30 - Dec 31, 2016
Chris Trew is joined on stage by two audience members chosen at random who have… more

“The National WWII…

Jul 30 - 30, 2016
The French Market welcomes The National WWII Museum's Victory Belles back to… more

ART&SOUL A gala fundraiser for The NOCCA Institute sponsored by The Lupin Foundation

May 18, 2014

A gala fundraiser for The NOCCA Institute
sponsored by The Lupin Foundation
 
Sunday, May 18, 2004
New Orleans Center for Creative Arts
2800 Chartres Street
 
Patron Party: 6pm
ART&SOUL Gala: 7pm - 10pm  
 
Tickets available from $65  
at NOCCAInstitute.com and 504 940 2900
 
 
[New Orleans, LA] -- 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 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. 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.

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.
 
Tickets to ART&SOUL start at $65 for Young Supporters (NOCCA fans 30 and under, please.) Gala tickets are $100, and tickets to the Patron Party and Gala are $250. Tickets can be purchased online at NOCCAInstitute.com or by phone at 504 940 2900.