ART&SOUL 2020 is Saturday, March 21

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Mark your calendar for one of New Orleans’ best parties with a purpose!

The James P. Raymond Jr. Foundation presents
ART&SOUL: Dewdrops in the Paper Garden

A celebration of music, art, and cuisine that champions the New Orleans Center for Creative Arts, builds relationships, and invests in young artists.

March 21, 2020

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With more than 700 patrons of the arts and supporters of arts-based education attending the gala, ART&SOUL is one of the most anticipated events on the New Orleans social calendar. For one night only, talented NOCCA alumni, students, and celebrated New Orleans chefs come together to create an incredible evening of swinging music, stunning visual art, and delectable cuisine to support NOCCA and its nonprofit partner, The NOCCA Institute. Click here to learn about some of our musical guests, most of whom are NOCCA alums!

This year ART&SOUL will delve into the work of NOCCA faculty member, Keith Perelli, with a theme taken from his painting entitled “Dewdrops in the Paper Garden” (available for purchase in our live auction!). Guests will have the opportunity to immerse themselves in our fantasy garden party by donning a headpiece made by NOLA Craft Culture, visiting the Elektra Cosmetics Glitter Bar, and taking photos with the Merry Antoinettes at garden-themed photo booth.

Dress code is creative cocktail, florals strongly encouraged.

On Thursday, March 12, from 6:00-7:30pm, all sponsors and patron ticket holders will be welcomed at a special VIP auction preview reception at the home of ART&SOUL Gala Committee Co-Chairs Gregory Morey and Scott James. Guests will be able to closely inspect the incredible items that will be part of the ART&SOUL live auction on March 21st .

Physical tickets are not issued. Guest names will be on a list at arrival.

Whether or not you attend ART&SOUL, you can still bid on beautiful artwork, one of a kind experiences, travel packages, and much more. More items coming soon!

Auction goes live March 6, 2020. Bid early, bid often!

Auction closes at 9:45pm, Saturday March 21, 2020.

For information on picking up or redeeming your auction item(s), please contact Sharyn Booker at