It is our immense honor to partner with the New Orleans Center for the Creative Arts – a tuition-free high school founded by artists, educators and community activists that offers students from nine parishes around New Orleans intensive academic and arts instruction. NOCCA boasts a faculty rich with working artists and an illustrious roster of alumni that includes Wynton and Branford Marsalis, Harry Connick, Jr., Terence Blanchard and many more.
Recognizing a shared passion for the arts and a unique opportunity to showcase the work being done at the school, our aim at the Old No. 77 Hotel & Chandlery is to be a NOCCA outpost in the Warehouse Arts District and help raise awareness for their mission.
To that end, student painters, printmakers, photographers, designers, collage and graphic artists from NOCCA’s upper level visual arts program were invited to submit works to be featured in the guestrooms at the Old No. 77 Hotel & Chandlery. Works by six students were selected to be purchased, reproduced and displayed in the hotel.
Our guestrooms also feature copies of UMBRA, the annual publication created by the school’s creative writing students. Purchase a copy, take it home and help support NOCCA.
In our lobby, you’ll also find a NOCCA gallery sharing space with the Chandlery. This gallery features the work of students, faculty and alumni. The pieces on display rotate on a regular basis and are for sale. When you buy a piece, proceeds go directly to the artist.
Want more NOCCA? Head to 5 Press Street, between Chartres and Royal Streets, where the Faubourg Marigny neighborhood meets the Bywater. Here you’ll find Press Street Station cafe, the 5Press Gallery and the Press Street Gardens – great projects of the NOCCA Institute that raise funds to support the school.