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  • The Music Box Village 4557 North Rampart Street New Orleans, LA, 70117 United States (map)

The New Orleans Architecture Foundation (NOAF) + Women In Architecture (WIA) invite you to support PREMIÉRE LUMIÉRE - an Inaugural Beaux Arts Ball on

Saturday, May 11th
Patron Party from 6:00 to 7:00 pm
Main Event from 7:00 to 10:00 pm
At the
Music Box Village

The first of its kind in New Orleans, this enchanting event will be an annual avant-garde and euphoric evening full of spirit, ephemeral mysticism, and exploration. A celebration of our eclectic community, embracing the arts, architecture, culture, and music. An unforgettable experience for all, establishing the New Orleans Architecture Foundation (NOAF) as the face of architecture in this city. This event, in all its creativity and glory as a fun evening in a great space with a diverse group of attendees, is intended to raise critical funds to support the programming the NOAF and WIA provide throughout the year. 

More than 250 guests, donned in their finest costumery, will delight in a dance-filled evening while enjoying heavy hors d’oeuvres, an open bar and live music in the Music Box Village - one of the most eccentric and unique contemporary art sites in New Orleans - an architectural conglomeration of recycled wood, metal and glass, an open-air performance space tucked under an oak tree canopy and a world away from the ordinary.


Honorary Co-Chairs
Suzanne and Steve Dumez

Inaugural Beaux Arts Ball Committee
Michelle Carroll-Barr, Janina Scalfano, Amy Garrett, Caroline Hayes
Meredith Kelly Walker, Lauren Ferrand, Laurie Martin, Paula Peer
Chris Daemmrich, Joel Pominville


$50: Students + Friends of NOAF + WIA
Join NOAF Here and WIA by Emailing
$75: General Admission
$150: Patron Party + Ball

Photography by Michael Mantese

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Do you or your company support the Built Environment, Architecture, Art? Do you dream of a good party unlike anything else in New Orleans? If so, we encourage you to Sponsor the Inaugural Beaux Arts Ball - PREMIÉRE LUMIÉRE. Your generous sponsorship will support NOAF and WIA programing throughout the year, including a free lecture series, architecture week, mentor dinners for young designers, building tours, NOAF’s newly curated walking tours, and much, much more to come...

As with any charitable donation, please consult your tax preparer for advice and the deductibility of your ticket. In the event of cancellations, please consider your ticket purchase as a donation to the New Orleans Architecture Foundation. No refunds will be given.