Appetite For Art On Tour

In 2021 our annual Appetite for Art fundraising dinner goes on tour!

Beginning in January, Upturn Arts is partnering with 12 local restaurants to create a monthly, one-of-a-kind dining experience for our supporters. Each month a different partnering restaurant will offer a unique Appetite for Art menu available for socially distanced dining in or a take out option to enjoy at home. As with Appetite for Art events in the past, each experience is complete with art and centerpieces from our young artists, and one lucky diner will get to be the honorary emcee for the evening!

Join us for one evening throughout the year or one evening a month at a different participating restaurant. All proceeds from these small, ticketed events will support both the partnering restaurants and our creARTive grants program to ensure both in-person and virtual summer camp in 2021.

May: Toups Meatery

May 1st-31st | 11:00 am – 10:00 pm | Seven Days a Week

Featured Toups Meatery dinner for May:

$100: Four-Course Dinner for 2

  • Appetizer: Chicken liver mousse with cane syrup gastrique
  • Entree: Braised lamb neck with black eye peas
  • Sides: Dirty rice and cucumber salad
  • Dessert: Lemon poppy seed cake 

Available for take out only seven days a week from May 1-31. Must order at least 24 hours in advance.

To schedule your pick up 24 hours in advance:

  1. Purchase your dinner here:
  2. Text 504-427-1515 with your name and the date & time for pick up 
  3. Get Turned UP for Upturn at home!


January: Atchafalaya

March: La Boca Steakhouse

April: St. James Cheese Company

May: Toups Meatery

June: Midway Pizza

Cancellation Policy: All ticket sales are final. Tickets may be used at a later date at a different restaurant if notified at least 24 hours before the reservation.