Plessy v. Ferguson historical marker

June 6 & 7: Celebrate The Legacy Of Civil Rights Pioneers Homer Plessy & The Citizens’ Committee

This Saturday and Sunday, June 6 and 7, please join the Plessy & Ferguson Foundation, The NOCCA Institute, and their community partners for Plessy Day. Through a series of events, we’ll celebrate the efforts of Homer Plessy and the Citizens’ Committee to challenge legal segregation in the 1890s. These gatherings will…

The NOCCA Institute’s Big 4-Oh! Gala: May 17, 2015

NOCCA’s turning 40! We’re celebrating this milestone on Sunday, May 17 at The Big 4-Oh! Gala, hosted by Terence Blanchard and Robin Burgess. The evening will feature performances by GRAMMY Award-winners Pedrito Martinez and Terence Blanchard, plus Jee Yeoun Ko and Michael Pellera; food by New Orleans’ top chefs including Tory McPhail, Frank Brigtsen,…

Blueberry pie

NOCCA’s Final Pie Of The Month Is An Early Summer Treat: Grandma’s Double-Crust Blueberry

CLICK HERE TO ORDER For our final Pie of the Month, NOCCA’s Culinary Arts students are whipping up a classic summer treat: Grandma’s Double-Crust Blueberry Pie. It’s perfect served alone or with a scoop (or three) of your favorite ice cream. Grab an extra one for a graduation party or…

GiveNOLA Day 2015

May 5: Show Your Support For Young Artists On GiveNOLA Day

May 5 is GiveNOLA Day! On that day, your tax-deductible gift to The NOCCA Institute will support our crucial Financial Aid Program. Financial Aid helps students pay for department and technology fees, travel to arts competitions and college auditions, and undertake life-changing summer training programs. The number of Financial Aid…

jazz fest eblast

Jazz Fest Celebrates NOCCA’s 40th Birthday

Join us at the New Orleans Fair Grounds from April 24-May 3 for a very special party in NOCCA’s honor! In the early 1970’s, a forward-thinking group of artists, educators, and community leaders joined forces to launch a new kind of high school, one focused exclusively on the arts. They knew then…

A Taste of NOCCA

Wednesday, April 29: Take Part In “A Taste Of NOCCA” & Support Louisiana’s Young Artists!

On Wednesday, April 29, show your support for NOCCA just by going out for a great meal or a drink with friends. Visit any of the businesses participating in “A Taste of NOCCA“, and a portion of your bill will be donated to The NOCCA Institute, supporting programs that benefit NOCCA…

New work from the Detroit studio of Hannah Chalew

April 11th – June 13th: 5 Press Gallery & Press Street Gardens Present “Metaphyta”

The NOCCA Institute’s Press Street Gardens and 5 Press Gallery present “Metaphyta“, an exhibition exploring artists’ relationship with the plant kingdom. The show includes 2D and 3D works in both traditional and experimental mediums in which plant life plays a role. Works included use flora as a muse for exploration of aesthetic…

(photo by Flickr user Ginny)

April Pie Of The Month: The “Almond Joyous”

For April’s Pie of the Month, NOCCA’s Culinary Arts students are doing their own take on an iconic American candy bar. The “Almond Joyous” features an almond shortbread crust, dark chocolate mousse, and coconut cream, topped with toasted almonds and coconut! The deadline for placing your order is Sunday, April 19…

Chevron Forum

The NOCCA Institute Hosts A Ribbon-Cutting For The Chevron Forum

Today, the New Orleans Center for Creative Arts (NOCCA) and its nonprofit partner, The NOCCA Institute, joined representatives from Chevron, Emeril Lagasse Foundation, and other corporations, foundations, and individuals to mark the official opening of NOCCA’s Chevron Forum. The $28 million Chevron Forum project was spearheaded by The NOCCA Institute,…

39orsoBanner

The NOCCA Institute’s 5 Press Gallery & NOCCA’s Ken Kirschman Artspace Present “39 Or So…”, An Alumni Show

39 or so… is an exhibition hosted jointly by The NOCCA Institute’s 5 Press Gallery and the New Orleans Center for Creative Arts’ Ken Kirschman Artspace. The show celebrates NOCCA’s 40 years of offering tuition-free arts training to Louisiana’s high school students, and it features work by NOCCA alumni from a range of…

Union Tanguera

March 20-22: The NOCCA Institute & New Orleans Ballet Association Present Unión Tanguera In The Full-Evening, Contemporary Tango Show “Nuit Blanche”

The NOCCA Institute & New Orleans Ballet Association present Unión Tanguera in the full-evening, contemporary tango show Nuit Blanche (Sleepless Night) “The performers are simply wonderful. The women are glamorous and shimmering. The men are virile and debonair.” — Broadway.com “…taking Tango to places you’d never expect to find it.” — The Village Voice CLICK HERE…

Strawberry crumble (photo via butterbaking.com)

March Pie Of The Month: Strawberry Limeade Crumble

CLICK HERE TO ORDER YOUR PIE TODAY NOCCA’s Culinary Arts students are baking fantastic pies all year long. For March, they’re serving up one of our favorite spring treats, a strawberry pie — but this isn’t just any strawberry pie! Paired with homemade lime curd and prepared with a crunchy…

Homemade Veggie Galette by Flickr user Memphis CVB

February’s Pie Of The Month: Garden Galette With Fresh Herbs & Vegetables

NOCCA’s Culinary Arts students are baking fantastic pies all year long. For February, they’re getting into the Lenten spirit with a healthy, delicious Garden Galette, made with produce from The NOCCA Institute’s Press Street Gardens. Ingredients include roasted beets, turnips, shallots, garlic, fresh herbs, and shaved Manchego cheese, all served in…

Mask work by NOCCA alum Jacob Reptile

This Saturday, February 7: Paper Maché Mask Workshop With NOCCA Alum Jacob Reptile

Artist and NOCCA Visual Arts alum Jacob Reptile will host our first-ever workshop at 5 Press Gallery on February 7th, from 1pm-5pm. In this workshop, attendees will learn to use contact cement to start and finish a paper maché mask in four hours. This method allows for quick building because…

Ana Gasteyer

March 28: Star Of SNL & Theatre Ana Gasteyer Performs On The Broadway @ NOCCA Series

Broadway @ NOCCA and Mark Cortale proudly presents Ana Gasteyer for one night only, with Sirius XM Radio star Seth Rudetsky as pianist and host.