May 13: The NOCCA Institute’s ART&SOUL Gala

May 13: The NOCCA Institute’s ART&SOUL Gala

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The NOCCA Institute invites you to its annual fundraising gala, ART&SOUL! This year’s event will be held on Saturday, May 13 at NOCCA’s Chevron Forum, in New Orleans’ historic Faubourg Marigny, where guests will enjoy…


  • Patron Party fare by Press Street StationPress Street Gardens, and NOCCA’s Culinary Arts Department
  • Gala eats from our favorite local chefs, oyster shuckers, and food trucks
  • Twilight treats including the infamous Pizza Delicious and Company Burger mashup, The Pizzurger


  • Beverages from Abita, Balcony Ballroom, Cafe Bars (by American Cold Brew), Cafe Henri, Congregation Coffee, Cocktail & Sons, Jackson Family Fine Wines, Martin Wine Cellar, Old New Orleans Rum, NOLA Distilling Co., Republic National Distributing Company, and Swamp Pop
  • Our signature French 75 cocktail by Cocktail & Sons and Donner-Peltier Distillers, served in commemorative ART&SOUL champagne flutes by Simplee Gourmet


  • Featuring artwork, vacation packages, jewelry, Mother’s Day bouquets, and more–including a giclee of this year’s ART&SOUL artwork, “X” by alum Jon Moody. Bid today at


  • A selection of amazing items, including trips to Tuscany and Ireland; a dinner prepared by Chef Frank Brigtsen and NOCCA’s Culinary Arts students in Press Street Station with wine pairings by Grande Krewe; and tickets to a taping of The Ellen DeGeneres Show in Los Angeles!


  • Purchase tickets for a drawing to win a $3,000 shopping spree at Lee Michaels Fine Jewelers. And don’t miss our fabulous wine drawing, featuring cases of great reds, whites, and sparkling wines!

This year’s ART&SOUL co-chairs are Jeanette and Ben Jaffe and Laura and John Sillars. The ART&SOUL auction chair is Susan Tullos.

6:30pm: Patron Party (“Lounge” patrons enjoy early admission at 6pm!)
Sponsored by Modern Market and Southern Heritage Collective

7:30pm: Press Street Block Party
Sponsored by David Schulingkamp

8pm: ART&SOUL gala
Sponsored by The Arlene & Joseph Meraux Charitable Foundation

9pm: Twilight Party
Sponsored by the Patrick Family Foundation

This year’s ART&SOUL artwork is “X” by NOCCA alum Jon Moody.

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