August 20: Press Street Gardens’ first-ever Dirt Gala

On Saturday, August 20, from 7pm to 10pm, The NOCCA Institute’s Press Street Gardens invites you to its first-ever Dirt Gala! This fun, casual, outdoor event will raise funds to support the Gardens’ programs for students and faculty at the New Orleans Center for Creative Arts, as well as the general public. Admission…

Fresh veggies and flowers from Press Street Gardens

Press Street Gardens is overflowing with herbs, vegetables, and flowers! This summer we’re relaunching our Community-Supported Agriculture program for serious “eat local” and “decorate local” fans. For one price, you can get a full month of produce, hand-picked flowers, or both, with boxes and bouquets available for weekly pickup. VEGETABLES…

A Weekly Art Market In Press Street Gardens: Saturdays From November 28 – December 19

Join us in Press Street Gardens for a weekly Art Market, hosted by 5 Press Gallery every Saturday from November 28 through December 19. The Art Market will feature work from NOCCA students, faculty, and alumni, as well as artists in our community. You’ll also be able to enjoy delicious…

Through October 31 In 5 Press Gallery: Forthcoming: Young Artists of NOCCA

Forthcoming: Young Artists of NOCCA is an exhibition of current work by NOCCA Visual Arts students. The show is on view through October 31 in The NOCCA Institute’s 5 Press Gallery, located at 5 Press Street. Forthcoming includes selections from the annual NOCCA student-curated, year-end exhibition that took place in May 2015;…

5 Press Gallery’s Arts Classes For Adults: Papier-Mâché Mask-Making & Experimental Film

The NOCCA Institute and 5 Press Gallery are excited to announce three great autumn workshops taught by talented NOCCA Visual Arts alumni. Miro Hoffman, an artist-in-residence at the Joan Mitchell Center, will lead short and in-depth classes in experimental filmmaking, while Jacob Reptile helps everyone get into the Halloween spirit with…

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…

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…

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,…

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…

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…

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 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…

Breaking Ground On NOCCA’s Campus Expansion, The NOCCA Forum

On Wednesday, October 30, 2013, the New Orleans Center for Creative Arts and The NOCCA Institute broke ground on the NOCCA Forum, a 60,000 square-foot renovation of an historic warehouse that will expand NOCCA’s campus and create a host of new offerings for the public.

Food Day: The NOCCA Institute Offers A Free Pickling & Preserving Demonstration On The Future Site Of The Press Street Gardens

Join Chefs Dana D’Anzi Tuohy (NOCCA Culinary Arts Chair), Jesse Wightkin (NOCCA Culinary Arts Instructor), and Michael Doyle (Maurepas Foods) as they teach the basics of pickling and preserving in this free outdoor workshop.

Coming Soon: The NOCCA Forum

Above: exterior rendering of the NOCCA Forum by John C. Williams Architects Young, creative and focused energy is about to fill one of the city’s oldest architectural structures. Built in the 1830’s as part of the historic Levee Steam Cotton Press, the sister warehouse to two on NOCCA’s current campus…