Soul in the Garden

NOCCA hosts a “Gateway and Garden Party” celebrating “Art and Soul.”
Steven Hronek

The New Orleans Center for Creative Arts held its annual “Art and Soul” gala with the theme “Gateway and Garden Party” at NOCCA on May 20. The party celebrated the growth of young NOCCA artists in the community.  
The event included an open bar with drinks provided by the Sazerac Company and Republic Beverage Company. Chef Dana D’Anzi Tuhoy also served specialty sangria, and Plum Street Snowballs crafted specialty drinks. Throughout the evening, guests enjoyed food prepared by the Hilton New Orleans Riverside.

Guests were treated to live music from Sasha Masakowski & Musical Playground, the NOCCA Alumni All-Stars and NOCCA’s classical music, jazz, musical theater and vocal music students.  

The silent auction featured items such as artwork, vacation packages, home furnishings, jewelry and gift certificates. Guests also had the opportunity to shop the brand new NOCCA Marketplace, which offers books, art, music, gourmet food and items created by NOCCA students, faculty and alumni.

NOCCA provides intensive pre-professional training in music, theater, visual arts, media arts, creative writing, dance and culinary arts to high school students. The NOCCA Institute supports and advocates for NOCCA, providing access to excellence in the arts for students, faculty and the New Orleans community.


Event at a Glance
What:  “Art and Soul” gala, benefiting the New Orleans Center for Creative Arts
When: Sunday, May 20
Where: NOCCA