2016 Appetite for Art

Because of you, upturn arts raised over $10,000 to go towards scholarships in 2017!!

Thank you to Casa BorregaDavid Shaw of The Revivalists, PrimitivoAtchafalaya, Positive Vibrations Foundation, and the rest of the contributors, donors, supporters, attendees, and young artists who made this event the biggest success yet! We are looking forward to 2017 🙂

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Join Upturn Arts at the 4th Annual Appetite for Art dinner on Sunday, October 9, 2016 to raise funds for the organizations’ mission to provide “Arts for All!” to children in the New Orleans community.

The evening kicks off at 6:00pm with cocktail hour and passed hors d’oveures at Casa Borrega including a special performance with our Young Artists and David Shaw of The Revivalists. The hors d’oveures will include:

Three toppings on homemade blue corn tortilla chips:
– Camarón a la diabla (spicy garlic shrimp)
– Huitlacoche with esquites (corn truffle with sautéed corn kernels)
– Flor de Calabaza (squash blossoms)


At 7:00pm, guests will second line to Primitivo for a three-course meal provided by the following:

atchafalaya-logo-01 (1)   Appetizer: butternut squash risotto cake, sprout salad, brown butter vinaigrette

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Entree: smoked chicken, beet puree, fall vegetables


Dessert: dark chocolate mousse, candied cocoa nibs, berries


With bread baskets provided by Maple Street Patisserie.


Wine is provided by Artisan Fine Wines of Covington, LA.


Dinner and glassware provided by B & B Event Rentals.

During dinner, live music will be performed by one of our Upturn Arts music instructors along with pop up performances from other staff members, sponsored by Positive Vibrations Foundation.PVF-Logo-Color-BLUE-small

tickets & sponsorships

Tickets are available as:

  • Single – $125
  • Couple – $225
  • Tables of ten – $1,000

Every ticket sold sponsors one Young Artist one day a week for the fall semester!

Sponsorships for this event are still available! For more information or to volunteer for the event, contact Dana at dana@upturnarts.org.