Spring and winter, Young Audiences of Louisiana (YALA) connected the two seasons in an artful way.
At YALA Art Live in April 2022, artwork was collaboratively live painted between the arts students from Young Audiences Charter School and professional artists.
That art was in turn featured in a live auction at the YALA Fa La La fundraiser on Dec. 8 at a private Uptown home.
This was in keeping with the mission of YALA, which provides arts education programming for children across the Greater New Orleans region.
The organization also honored Beverly Matheney, a lifelong activist and community supporter.
Event Chairs were Dr. Tamer Acikalin, Gail Barnes-McKenna, Stella Del Bianco.
Young Audiences of Louisiana celebrated its 60th anniversary in 2022. In keeping with this anniversary theme, every person who purchased a ticket to the gala was automatically entered into a raffle for three gift certificates from Diamonds Direct — diamonds are the traditional gift to mark a 60th anniversary.