The NOCCA Institute and the Lupin Foundation invite you to one of the best parties in a city known for its parties: ART & SOUL! ART & SOUL 2009 will take place Sunday, May 17 at the New Orleans Center for Creative Arts (NOCCA), located at 2800 Chartres Street. The theme for this year’s event is "The Essence of Louisiana", celebrating honorary chair Emeril Lagasse and the launch of NOCCA’s Culinary Arts Program.
The Patron Party will be held from 6:00 – 7:00pm, and will feature early access to the silent auction, a special menu of savory hors d’oeuvres by NOCCA’s Culinary Arts students and some of New Orleans’ best chefs, and the Gala will follow from 7:00 – 10:30pm. Gala guests will be treated to a dinner buffet, open bar, and music on two stages, including special performances by NOCCA students. A popular feature of the event is a fabulous silent and live auction, which is supported by many local artists and businesses.
Tickets to the Patron Party are $200 per person and include admission to the ART & SOUL 2009 gala. Gala-only tickets are $100 per person.