December 9, 2023

6 – 10 PM

The LUNA Ball is Arts New Orleans’ annual fundraising event that helps light the way for our arts programs throughout the year. Featuring light-up couture by local fashion designers Vanshawn Branch and Renée Johnson and a one-of-a-kind fashion show, as well as light-up projections by local artists, the LUNA Ball is a night to remember!

Guests are encouraged to “Get Lit” in light-up attire and enjoy delicious cocktails and cuisine and music by DJ Legatron Prime.

New this year – The LUNA Ball will include a silent art auction featuring original works by local artists! Talented artists who participate in Arts New Orleans’ City Park and Marsalis Harmony Park Arts Markets have donated artwork that will be auctioned off with all proceeds benefiting Arts New Orleans initiatives such as our Young Artist Movement program. 

LUNA Ball guests will also be invited to attend a unique opportunity to view the world-renowned Luminarium by UK-based Architects of Air located in the Mississippi River Heritage Park during LUNA Fête free of charge.

LUNA Ball Committee  

Co-Chairs:   Ariel Wilson-Harris and Rupa Jolly   

Laura Ashley  

Erin Chiartano 

Aaron “Flagboy Giz” Hartley  

Rena Jolly 

Mamta Melwani  

Alex Onstott 

Klervae Stinson   

Vera and John Triplett  

Sponsors and Supporters

Jones Walker LLP


Edwin Bragg

First Horizon Bank

Helis Foundation


Josh Mayer

Neely and Steve Griffith


Beth Shapiro-Lavin

Catherine Kuuskraa

Drs. Emel and Ranney Mize

With additional support provided by LeBlanc + Smith and Element

If you’re unable to attend The LUNA Ball but would still like to support Arts News Orleans initiatives and programs, please click here to donate. 

Silent Auction

Some of our city’s most talented artists have donated original artwork to be auctioned off with all proceeds benefitingArts New Orleans programs and initiatives such as our 
Young Artist Movement (YAM) and LUNA Fête.

In addition to bidding on original artwork, you’ll also find other direct donation opportunities to support YAM! 

Thank you for supporting Arts New Orleans and our incredible community of artists!