The James P. Raymond Jr. Foundation Presents

A night of music, food, and art to support The NOCCA Institute

Join us in person or at home on Saturday, May 22, 2021!

Sponsored by the Pamela and Warner Williams Charitable Fund

On Saturday, May 22, 2021, join The NOCCA Institute for ART OF THE FEAST, a celebration of music, food, and fine art. Whether you attend in person or enjoy from the comfort of your home, you’ll experience a fabulous meal, great music, and a chance to win artwork, vacation packages, and more in our silent auction and raffle.

ART OF THE FEAST generates important funds for The NOCCA Institute, which oversees programs like support for students, artist residencies, and many other initiatives that benefit the young artists at the New Orleans Center for Creative Arts (NOCCA), as well as their teachers and the community. ART OF THE FEAST is presented by the James P. Raymond Jr. Foundation, with additional support from the Pamela and Warner Williams Charitable Fund

In Press Street Station and NOCCA’s Solomon Family Hall (600 Homer Plessy Way), guests will enjoy an exquisite five-course, seasonally inspired chef’s dinner and wine pairing. ART OF THE FEAST’s special, one-time menu will be designed and executed by 2017 Culinary Arts alum Quentin Jackson and the fantastic, six-time James Beard Award-winning chefs of Link Restaurant Group: Stephen Stryjewski, Donald Link, Ryan Prewitt, and Maggie Scale. Live entertainment will be provided by alumni Kevin Gullage and Doreen Ketchens, as well as an alumni jazz ensemble. Guests will also be able to peruse artwork and other items in our silent auction. Doors open at 6:30pm. Click here for tickets.

ART OF THE FEAST will follow all current COVID-19 safety protocols. Complete details are available at ArtOfTheFeast.com.

Opt for an at-home celebration, and you’ll enjoy a fantastic four-course dinner for two! Choose between a meal from one of New Orleans’ most iconic restaurants, Galatoire’s, or one prepared by James Beard Award-winner (and NOCCA’s Chef-in-Residence) Frank Brigtsen. Pick up your dinner and savor it while listening to one of our custom-made music playlists for Spotify and YouTube. And of course, you can scan the silent auction and place bids, right from your phone or other mobile device. Click here to reserve.

The ART OF THE FEAST silent auction is full of artwork, vacation packages, and much, much more. Best of all, you can check out auction items and place bids in just a couple of clicks–no dinner purchase necessary! Click here to register, and start bidding on May 1!

Buy a raffle ticket for just $20, and you’ll have a chance of winning three fabulous prizes: a giclée titled Oyster Red Pearl by Becky Fos; a liquor collection from Seven Three Distilling Co. that includes Black Pearl Rum, Gentilly Gin, St. Roch Vodka, St. Roch Cucumber Vodka, Irish Channel Whiskey, and Marigny Moonshine (with a bottle embellished by Becky Fos); or a wine tasting for up to eight people in a private tasting room at NOLA Wine Merchant. Please note, there will be only one winner for the raffle. Click here to buy your raffle tickets today.