ART&SOUL is May 14, 2022!

ART&SOUL is May 14, 2022!

Queen's Blossom by Khalil McKnight (ART&SOUL 2022)

The NOCCA Foundation’s spectacular ART&SOUL gala will take place on Saturday May 14, 2022 at the New Orleans Center for Creative Arts, 600 Homer Plessy Way! Enjoy great food, drinks, entertainment–and your chance to win a brand-new, 2022 Lincoln Corsair!

ART&SOUL kicks off at 6:00pm with a patron party, featuring food and drink from NOCCA’s outstanding Culinary Arts alumni and some of our city’s best restaurants and chefs, plus a performance by alum Orlando Gilbert and The Crescent City Connection. Patrons will also be able to place early bids in our silent auction, which includes vacation packages, dining experiences, and of course, stunning original art like Queen’s Blossom (detail above), created for ART&SOUL 2022 by NOCCA Visual Arts junior Khalil McKnight.

ART&SOUL continues with the gala at 7:30pm, sponsored by The Meraux Foundation. Performances by NOCCA alumni Doreen’s Jazz New Orleans and NOCCA’s Alumni All-Stars will get guests on their feet, and one lucky person will win a brand-new Lincoln Corsair in our Lamarque Lincoln Raffle (see below for details)!

Save the date and stay tuned for many more details. Tickets start at $100 (with discounts for NOCCA alumni and parents!) at

Courtesy of Mr. & Mrs. Ronnie Lamarque

This year’s ART&SOUL features something new: a raffle to win a 2022 Lincoln Corsair, courtesy of Mr. and Mrs. Ronnie Lamarque! With an MSRP of $45,000, the Corsair comes with:

  • 18” bright machined wheels with Dark Tarnish finish
  • Heated and ventilated seats
  • Heated rear outboard seats
  • Heated steering wheel
  • Rain-sensing windshield wipers and windshield de-icer
  • Easyfold rear seat back release
  • Universal garage door opener
  • Voice-activated touchscreen navigation system with pinch to zoom and integrated SiriusXM traffic and travel link with 6-year subscription

Tickets are $100, and only 1,000 will be sold–when they’re gone, they’re gone!