The New Orleans Center for the Creative Arts served two roles: as the venue for this year’s “Julia Jump” and as a fantastic example of the adaptive reuse of a historic building, underlining one of the PRC’s key goals. In keeping with the 1920s Art Deco theme of the event, vintage attire was encouraged and worn by the attendees, numbering approximately 350.
NOCCA music students provided entertainment for the Patron Party. For the main event, New Orleans band Bon Bon Vivant played original bawdy gypsy swing music – and the dancing didn’t stop!
The Ralph Brennan Restaurant Group provided Patron Party cuisine. The “2018 Julia Jump restaurant” donors included: 5 Happiness Restaurant, Green Fork, Jack Dempsey’s, LA 23 BBQ in Belle Chasse, Leidenheimer Baking Company, Nesbit’s Market Poeyfarre Street, Nothing Bundt Cakes on Prytania, Pigéon Catering and Events, The Praline Connection Restaurant, Pralines by Jean…and Cupcakes too!, Reginelli’s Pizzeria, Tsunami Sushi and Two Tony’s.
Auction highlights included a week-long stay on Kiawah Island; a signed Anthony Davis jersey; tickets to Jazz Fest and the IBERIABANK hospitality tent; a party at F&M’s Patio Bar; artwork by Alex Beard; and donated talent, services and creations from local artisans and businesses.
Melissa Eversmeyer and Shon Cowan Baker served as Event Chairs. Proceeds from the event advocate for the protection, restoration and education of historic homes in New Orleans.
Event at a Glance
What: “Julia Jump,” benefiting Preservation Resource Center
When: Friday, March 16
Where: New Orleans Center for the Creative Arts