Boston Cream Pie by Flickr user "I Believe I Can Fry"

September Pie Of The Month: Banana Boston Cream Pie

For September’s Pie of the Month, NOCCA’s Culinary Arts students are going retro, baking a beloved twentieth-century classic: a Banana Boston Cream Pie. For those who’ve had it, the taste will bring back fond memories of family dinners and favorite local restaurants. If you’ve never experienced it before, you’re in for…

The NOLA Project: MARIE ANTOINETTE

September 3-19: Decadent Prix-Fixe Dinners With Chef James Cullen In Press Street Station

Let them eat cheesecake! The NOLA Project kicks off its 2015-2016 season with a production of David Adjmi’s Marie Antoinette in NOCCA’s Nims Black Box Theatre. To celebrate, Press Street Station’s Chef James Cullen has dreamed up a decadent prix-fixe, pre-show dinner, fit for a king (or in this case,…

White peaches

August Pie Of The Month: White Peach With Butter Pecan Streusel

For our first Pie of the Month of the 2015-2016 school year, NOCCA’s Culinary Arts students are baking a special, decadent late-summer treat: a White Peach Pie with Butter Pecan Streusel. Enjoy it with a dollop of whipped cream or a scoop your favorite ice cream. The deadline for placing your…

5 Press Gallery in the NOCCA Marketplace

Select Items From 5 Press Gallery Now Available Online

You already know that The NOCCA Institute’s 5 Press Gallery features fantastic original artwork from NOCCA faculty and alumni. But did you also know that we offer a growing array of prints, bowls, vases, and other items that make great gifts for birthdays, anniversaries, and other occasions? Now, you can order some…

Press Street Gardens (photo by Elizabeth McMillan)

Order Fresh Veggies & Flowers From Press Street Gardens

Press Street Gardens is in the middle of growing season, and our rows are overflowing with herbs, vegetables, and flowers. Beginning August 1, serious “eat local” (and “decorate local”) fans can take home some of those goodies by participating in our Community-Supported Agriculture program. For one set price, subscribers will…

Anna Koeferl, "Volatile", featured in Crystalline at 5 Press Gallery

Now On View In 5 Press Gallery: Crystalline

5 Press Gallery presents Crystalline, an exhibition of paintings and installation that explores the visual abstraction of erosion. The show includes works that mimic natural forces and highlight the ephemeral qualities of decay. This beautiful exhibition features work from three recent graduates of NOCCA’s Visual Arts program: Greta de la…

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,…