5 Press Gallery focuses on artists with a connection to the New Orleans Center for Creative Arts, including present and former faculty, visiting artists, and alumni. It is located in the NOCCA Forum at 5 Press Street, between Chartres and Royal Streets, where the Faubourg Marigny neighborhood meets the Bywater. 

We are connected to Press Street Station, a cafe offering breakfast, lunch and coffee.

5 Press Gallery is a project of The NOCCA Institute.

The NOCCA Institute’s 5 Press Gallery and Press Street Gardens offer a seasonal art market series throughout the year. The markets are held outdoors in the garden.

The fall series begins September 25th. Dates for this year's holiday series will be announced in October.

Fall  Market Schedule:

  • Sunday Brunch Market September 25th (10am-4pm)
  • Second Saturday Night Market October 8th (5-9pm)
  • Sunday Brunch Market October 23rd (5pm-9pm)

Vendors are asked to arrive for check-in at least 45 minutes before the start of the market.

Suggested items include, but are not limited to:

  • Zines, artist books, comics
  • Letterpress, stationery
  • Jewelry & wearable art
  • Functional or ornamental ceramics and pottery
  • Original fine art and hand-pulled prints
  • Functional or ornamental woodworking

Also, a limited number of vendors of homemade goods such as jellies, candies, baked goods and soaps.

Vendor spaces are open spaces approximately 6x9 feet. Any display stands or banners which fit within your space and can mount without damaging garden structures are welcomed!

Vendors bring their own tables, a limited number of tables (72in x 30in) are available for rental at $5.00 each, limit two per vendor. Vendors should provide their own point of sale system (Square, etc.) and will handle all their own transactions.


  • Vendor space, one Saturday: $35 (Early bird: $25*)
  • Vendor space, any two Saturdays: $60 (Early bird $40*)
  • Tables (free to bring own, or limited number to rent: $5 each)
  • Chairs: (free to bring own, chairs available for rent at $3 each)
(*Early bird rates available to artists who apply by September 1st and pay by September 6th. )

Payment must be made in advance. Accepted vendors will be sent a link to make payments online. Ten days in advance of the market, any unpaid reservations will be offered to those on the waitlist on a first-come, first serve basis.

Fees for tables and vendor spaces support The NOCCA Institute, the nonprofit partner of New Orleans Center for Creative Arts, Louisiana's tuition-free arts conservatory for high school students.

5 Press Gallery | Press Street Gardens | The NOCCA Institute

Contact ArtMarket@PressStreetGardens.com for any additional questions. 

5 Press Gallery is currently assembling NOCCA alumni information for its online directory. which will be accessible to the public through 5 Press Gallery's website. The online directory will serve to promote NOCCA alumni artists and to create a space for alumni to collaborate. In addition, 5 Press Gallery will utilize this database for future exhibitions and projects including group and solo shows, collaborations with guest curators, and engagement with current NOCCA students. All alumni who currently have an art practice related to the visual arts are encouraged to submit, even if their time at NOCCA was spent studying another discipline.

What you will be asked to submit:

  • Name
  • Years at NOCCA (optional)
  • Discipline Studied
  • Additional Education Experience
  • Profile Image
  • 5 Images of work complete with title, medium, and dimensions
  • Brief biography
  • Artist Statement (Optional)
  • Curriculum Vitae (Optional)
  • Information for participation in 5 Press Gallery Flat Files

5 Press Gallery NOCCA Alumni and Faculty Flat Files

The 5 Press Flat Files will be a collection of rotating works for sale presented by the NOCCA Institute's 5 Press Gallery. This archive will feature two-dimensional works on paper created by NOCCA alumni and faculty. These works may be painting, printmaking, drawing, collage on paper, photography and any other two-dimensional media. The Flat Files will be accessible to all visitors of the gallery via an in-gallery flat file cabinet. In addition to being physically available in the 5 Press Gallery, artworks that are a part of the Flat Files will be represented online through 5 Press Gallery's website. 

Each artist will be able to submit a total of five artworks for admittance into the 5 Press Flat Files. Retail price is limited to $300 per artwork submitted. Artwork will be available for sale through The NOCCA Institute's 5 Press Gallery, which retains a 30% commission on all purchases. Works must also measure 18" x 24" or smaller. All artwork received by May 31st will be consigned until June 1st, 2016. After this time, unsold works will be returned to the artist.

Once your submission is sent, we will contact you about scheduling delivery of up to 3-5 of the submitted pieces. Works should arrive sufficiently packaged to avoid damage during movement and storage before being wrapped. Once received, 5 Press Gallery will back works on acid-free matte board and wrap in archival plastic before displaying in the flat file.

You will be asked to provide:

  • Title, medium, year, and price.
  • Digital images of each work, minimum 800px x 800px wide, maximum file size 5mb.
  • Works submitted may not exceed 18in x 24in

Paper Menagerie

A group show of works on paper by NOCCA alumni and faculty

Exhibition: October 1st - November 12th
Second Saturday Receptions: October 8th & November 12th

5 Press Gallery is selecting submissions of works on paper by NOCCA alumni and faculty for a fall exhibition. Works should respond to the theme of 'menagerie' which could include representations of flora or fauna or a collection of various things. You can submit collage, drawing, printmaking, painting on paper, artist books, or paper sculpture. Photography will also be accepted- darkroom prints, or alternative processes using paper are preferred to digital prints for this exhibition, but any work on paper is welcomed. Video using paper as part of the process or site specific installations with paper will also be accepted.

As appropriate, we will also invite some artists to include works submitted here in our Flat File portfolio or our holiday exhibition in November and December.

Artists who have previously exhibited at 5 Press Gallery may either use this application to submit works, or may instead email Amanda@5PressGallery.com to confirm your interest in participating. Artists who have not yet shown work at 5 Press Gallery should follow the instructions on this form to submit.