Become a Member, Earn a Chance to Win our Literary Arts Gift Basket

by Dolita Brown

Your membership is vital to supporting and enhancing our exceptional arts and cultural community. 


Photo by Morgan Sasser

Our members at the $150 level and above are eligible for the drawing to win a unique gift basket each quarter lovingly designed by our Membership Manager Dolita Brown. The purpose of preparing these baskets is to have the recipient gain knowledge by engaging and exploring its contents, deepening her experience with the culture that surrounds us.

Each basket is centered around a distinct art theme. Following our initial gift basket earlier in the summer, which celebrated the culinary arts, we are very excited about our next basket giveaway celebrating the literary arts. The winner will receive books that highlight our local and regional culture with inspiring words and vibrant images… along with other objects to keep one’s vision clear and sharp. The culinary basket was received with surprise and appreciation. We anticipate the winner of this literary basket, announced in September, to be just as excited and captivated. It might be you!

Your membership matters… join us today!


The Arts Council of New Orleans wishes to thank the following individuals and organizations for contributing to this wonderful collection of literary works:

The House of Dance & Feathers A Museum by Ronald W. Lewis – (donated and signed by Ronald W. Lewis)

Two Festival Panel Passes for the 2015 Tennessee Williams/New Orleans Literary Festival(donated by Tennessee Williams/New Orleans Literary Festival)

An Artist’s Vision: Josephine Crawford by Louise C. Hoffman – (donated by The Historic New Orleans Collection)

Complimentary admission for two adults to any guided tour (donated by The Historic New Orleans Collection)

The Garden District of New Orleans by Jim Fraiser with photographs by West Freeman– (donated and signed by West Freeman)

My Father Calls Me Princess by Valerie Wilson Harvey – (donated and signed by Valerie Wilson Harvey)

Crocodile’s Tears by Alex Beard – (donated and signed by Alex Beard) 

Higher Ground by James Nolan – (donated and signed by James Nolan)

What Moves Is Not The Wind poems by James Nolan – (donated and signed by James Nolan)

UNA VIDA A Fable of Music and The Mind by Nicolas Bazan, M.D. – (donated by New Orleans Opera Association) 

Taste of Tremé: Creole, Cajun and Soul Food from New Orleans Famous Neighborhood of Jazz by Todd-Michael St. Pierre – (Lagniappe)

30 Years/30 Blocks: A retrospective installation of place and public art works by Jan Gilbert – (donated by Jan Gilbert)

The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival: Jazz Fest Looks from Kevin J McCaffrey for e/prime media – (donated by Kevin J. McCaffrey)

The Art of the South: 1890-2003(donated by The Ogden Museum of Southern Art)

Cooking Light Comfort Food: Home-Cooked Delicious Classics Made Light (Lagniappe)

Hello, New Orleans! by Martha Day Zschock – (donated by Octavia Books 

Other items included: Arts Council of New Orleans Page Marker and Pen, Bookmark Magnifier & Sherlock Holmes style Magnifying Glass