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Annual Art Show & Patron Party...

An Artful Way to Give

We are very grateful for the support and dedication of the New Orleans community to Poydras Home’s annual fundraiser. We hope you will also choose to make Poydras a priority in your charitable giving. Consider a corporate or individual patron sponsorship of the 22nd Annual Poydras Home Art Show &  Patron Party. Our Patron Party will be held on Thursday evening October 27th from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and the Art Show that will be held on Friday, October 28th from 10:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m.


Show proceeds benefit the residents of Poydras Home. In addition to the donations of participating artists who donate a percentage of their sales to Poydras Home, sponsorships and Patron Party ticket sales are critical in helping to meet the funding goals of specific identified needs of our residents each year.

The ultimate experience for both serious collectors of art and the casual enthusiast, the Annual Poydras Home Art Show features the finest in fine art and crafts. An annual tradition in New Orleans since its inaugural event in 1994, the area-renowned Poydras Home Art Show showcases luminaries from the local and regional art scenes with a hanging juried art and photography exhibition in its historic main building showcasing non-juried art and fine crafts. The show features more than 2,500 original works of art by New Orleans and regional artists.

The Preview Patron Party is held at Poydras Home where patrons and guests savor gourmet culinary delights while having the first opportunity to preview and purchase the juried art. This year, the winners of our juried art selection will be judged by Director of the New Orleans Academy of Fine Arts Auseklis Ozols. The evening includes live entertainment. Tickets to the Patron Party are $100.

As always, our Art Show day is free and open to the public featuring traditional and contemporary paintings, photography, sculpture, metalwork, pottery, jewelry, and selected crafts by regional artists. This year complimentary refreshments will be served at the Art Show beginning with Manhattan Jack pastries and coffee from 10:00 a.m. to noon, followed by hot dogs and lemonade available from noon to 2:00 p.m., home-baked cookies from 2:00 p.m. until 3:00 p.m. and finally, Plum Street Snoballs at 4:00 p.m. The Friday Art Show can be accessed from our 825 Jefferson Avenue entrance and will span both the sheltered Jefferson Porch and our interior 1857 Hall.

We welcome your participation and your support is needed. For more information about corporate or patron level sponsorships of the 22nd Annual Poydras Home Art Show & Patron Party, call the Development Dept. at 504-897-0535 or email Vice-President of Development Charlotte Thomas at