Cheesecake (via Morgan on Wikimedia)

November Pie Of The Month: Honey Pumpkin Cheesecake

NOCCA’s Culinary Arts students are baking fantastic desserts all year long. For November’s Pie of the Month, they’re making a Honey Pumpkin Cheesecake! They’ll start with harvest squash from The NOCCA Institute’s Press Street Gardens, then bake it with honey, goat cheese, and spices. The deadline for placing your order is Sunday,…

Home for the Holidays

December 22, 2014: Home For The Holidays At House Of Blues

The NOCCA Institute and the family of Daniel Price invite you HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS A fundraiser at House of Blues JUST THE FACTS * Home for the Holidays is a night of spectacular art and music benefiting the Daniel Price Memorial Fund for Aspiring Artists, which offers scholarships to…

Broadway in New Orleans series, 2014-15

2014-15 Broadway Series Stars Joanna Gleason, Cheyenne Jackson, Ana Gasteyer, Christine Ebersole, & Seth Rudetsky

The Broadway in New Orleans series kicks off this Saturday with Joanna Gleason (Tony-winner for Into The Woods and star of the films Boogie Nights and The Wedding Planner). She’ll perform at Le Petit Theatre with special guests Well-Strung, the Singing String Quartet. Later this year, the series moves to…

Gallery at Press Street Station: November 8 "Salutations" show

November 8: Grand Opening Of 5 Press Gallery Featuring Work By NOCCA Faculty & Alumni

The NOCCA Institute is proud to announce the grand opening of its newest project, 5 Press Gallery. The gallery focuses on artists with a connection to the New Orleans Center for Creative Arts, including present and former faculty, visiting artists, and alumni. It is located in the new NOCCA Forum at…

photo by Jakub Kolář

Press Street Gardens Workshop: Grow the Block

GROW THE BLOCK Saturday, November 1, 8, and 15 Locations: various Cost: free Registration form at the bottom of this page The Grow the Block workshop series will educate and empower  participants through direct service learning and innovative curriculum. Hosted by The NOCCA Institute and Press Street Gardens, the series…

Satsuma

October’s Pie Of The Month: Satsuma Vanilla Icebox Pie

NOCCA’s Culinary Arts students are baking fantastic desserts all year long. For October, they’re creating a luscious, tart, sweet treat: a Satsuma Vanilla Icebox Pie! As always, proceeds benefit the Culinary Arts department. The deadline for placing your order is Sunday, October 26. Pies can be picked up between 9:30am and 6:30pm on…

Elliott Robinson & Harrison Bass

Welcome Harrison Bass & Elliott Robinson To The NOCCA Institute Staff

The NOCCA Institute is happy to have two new staff members, courtesy of the Louisiana Delta Service Corps: Harrison Bass and Elliott Robinson. Both will be with us for the full school year, splitting their time between work on the brand-new Press Street Gardens and on other, development-related initiatives. As…

Nikki Jackson (photo by Wallace Merritt)

NOCCA Faculty Member Nikki Jackson Leads A Five-Week Class To Help You Achieve Your Creative Goals

Join NOCCA faculty member, acclaimed ceramicist, and Surdna Foundation fellow Nikki Jackson for a very special five-week class on achieving your creative goals: CREATIVITY COACHING Wednesday nights at NOCCA (2800 Chartres Street, New Orleans) Five weeks, beginning September 24, 2014 Cost: $250 * Enrollment limited CLICK HERE TO APPLY NOW…

Apple pie

NOCCA’s Pie Of The Month For September: French Apple Pie With Cheddar Crust!

NOCCA’s Culinary Arts students are baking fantastic desserts all year long! For September, they’re creating a very special autumn treat: a French apple pie with aged cheddar crust! As always, proceeds benefit the Culinary Arts department. The deadline for placing your order is Sunday, September 21. Pies can be picked up between 9:30am and…

Louis Armstrong

NOCCA & The Louis “Satchmo” Armstrong Summer Jazz Camp Celebrate Our Faculty And Alumni

Join us for three events that celebrate the role NOCCA and the Louis “Satchmo” Armstrong Summer Jazz Camp have played in maintaining and enhancing New Orleans’ unique culture. All three are free and open to the public, and NOCCA alumni are especially invited to attend! Thursday, August 7 at 7pm: CLICK HERE…

Plessy v. Ferguson historical marker

Saturday, June 7 Is Plessy Day!

PLESSY DAY 2014 A selection of events hosted by The NOCCA Institute, the New Orleans Bar Association, the Plessy & Ferguson Foundation, Students at the Center, and Beecher​ Memorial United Church of Christ Saturday, June 7: 10am – 10pm Events begin at the New Orleans Center for Creative Arts 2800…

The 2014 ART & SOUL Gala

The 2014 ART & SOUL Gala

Help raise the roof at ART&SOUL A gala fundraiser for The NOCCA Institute sponsored by The Lupin Foundation Sunday, May 18, 2014 New Orleans Center for Creative Arts 2800 Chartres Street Patron Party: 6pm ART&SOUL Gala: 7pm – 10pm Tickets available from $65 by clicking here or calling 504 940 2900…

Dr. Ralph Lupin

Dr. Ralph Lupin: Former Board President, Longtime Friend Of NOCCA

We are deeply saddened to report that Dr. Ralph Lupin passed away this morning. A lifelong lover of the arts, Dr. Lupin was a great friend of NOCCA and an outspoken advocate for the school’s arts training programs for young people. Sally Perry, Executive Director of The NOCCA Institute, said, “Ralph…

Blueberry lime crumble

Our Final Pie Of The Month For 2013-14 Is A Blueberry Lime Crumble

NOCCA’s Culinary Arts students have been baking fantastic desserts all year long. For the final Pie of the Month Club offering, students have created a very special treat that you’re not likely to see on store shelves: a Blueberry Lime Crumble! As always, proceeds from the sale of this pie benefit the…

The Boxcar food truck

The Boxcar Food Truck Is Open For Business!

We’re happy to announce that The Boxcar — The NOCCA Institute’s food truck project — is officially open for business! We’re starting regular service today, March 31, offering lunch from 11am – 2pm on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. You can find us in the Faubourg Marigny on Press Street, between…