New Orleans Center for Creative Arts
Plessy v Ferguson Plaque
This plaque marks the site where African American Homer Plessy, in a carefully orchestrated act of civil disobedience, tried to board a...
Flora Gallery & Coffee Shop
Flora is almost the perfect New Orleans cafe. If you could smoke inside, as in the old days, some might say it'd be 10 out of 10. No...
Mardi Gras Zone
This unexpectedly huge neighborhood grocery store–cum-emporium of weird stuff – Mardi Gras beads (yes) and camping equipment (?) – has a...
2800 Chartres St · interesting places nearby
New Orleans Center for Creative Arts information
New Orleans, like few American cities of its size, lives and dies off its arts scene. This is a city unapologetically in love with (and largely built on) the work of its musicians, painters and writers, and many of the next generation of such artists are educated at Nocca. As it is a school, Nocca understandably isn’t open to visitors 24/7, but check the website for details on upcoming public performances, gallery shows and the like.
Admission to this prestigious center, one of the best arts schools in the USA, is by audition only. If accepted, students (who are concurrently enrolled in their normal schools) specialize in fields ranging from the visual arts and creative writing to dance and cooking, instructed by artists at the top of their craft.