Philanthropic Fun: Art + Entrepreneurship
YAYA raised more than $90,000 to support its free after school arts and entrepreneurship programs for young New Orleanians.
The YAYA Arts Center was filled with artwork made by youth artists, YAYA alumni artists and glass artists from across the city to welcome patrons to “Just Say YAYA Celebrating ARTrepreneurship” on Friday, November 15, 2019.
AOS interior environments created a lounge space on the second floor and seating areas comprised of historic YAYA painted chairs. The courtyard was strung with lights and colorful flags where guests danced and ate, and artist Juli Juneau made handblown glass artwork in the hot shop.
Food donations came from Palate New Orleans, Joel’s Catering, Cafe Reconcile, Zea Rotisserie & Bar, Langenstein’s, Bon Ton
Cafe, Satsuma, Green to Go, Martin Wine Cellar, Faubourg Farms and Greek Girls Rice Pudding. Beverages were provided by NOLA Brewing, Seven Three Distilling and Roulaison.
A Patron Party featured an oyster bar by Superior Seafood and food by Ralph’s on the Park and Napoleon House, with glassblowing demonstrations by Juli Juneau and music by Amber Matthews.
Vegas Cola Band performed for the main event.
Auction items featured donations from Terrance Osborne, Alexis Walter, Laurel Porcari, Christian Stock, LeBLANC + SMITH, Ace Hotel, Hotel Peter & Paul, Bacchanal and the Historic New Orleans Collection.
Event at a Glance
What: “Just Say YAYA,” benefiting YAYA
When: Friday, November 15, 2019
Where: YAYA Arts Center
Alan Mumford, Board Member Anna Schaefer, Executive Director Meg Miles and Board President Danielle Coco
Board Member Carter Perrilliat, Immediate Past President Kay Kerrigan and YAYA Artists Shawn Evans and Hudson Meyn