Photo courtesy of Commander's Palace

Looking for new ways to give back to New Orleans during the COVID-19 crisis? Avery Rowan, a local artist, and Commander's Palace are currently holding auctions to support the efforts of the Greater New Orleans Foundation and Feed the Front Line Nola. Whether you're walking away with a new piece of original art or an unforgettable dinner party, your charitable gift will go directly back into the community during this uncertain time.

Avery Rowan Art

Inspired by Zion Williamson's pledge to cover the salaries of Smoothie King Center employees, Avery Rowan, an up-and-coming New Orleans artist, is auctioning her artwork to give back during the COVID-19 crisis. Available items include an original 20" x 30" painting of Williamson, as well as prints of Drew Brees, Alvin Kamara, and Michael Thomas. All proceeds and donations will be given to the Greater New Orleans Foundation's (GNOF) Louisiana Service and Hospitality Family Assistance Program. The auction ends Thursday, April 17 at 12 p.m.

Commander's Palace

The historic restaurant has partnered with the Krewe of Red Beans (Feed the Front Line Nola) in their efforts to provide meals for front line workers. Each day, the organization is delivering food from local restaurants to each New Orleans area hospital to show support to those fighting against COVID-19. To help raise money, Commander's Palace created an enviable auction item that combines giving back and having a great time. Bid now on an elegant at-home five-course dinner for eight, designed and prepared by James Beard award-winning Chef Tory McPhail. The dinner includes a pairing of six rare and special wine selections, hospitality and service provided by Commander's Palace waiters, and all of the proper table settings, linen, china, stemware, and silverware. Bids start at $15,000 and the entirety of the charitable gift will be donated to Feed the Front Line Nola. The auction ends Tuesday, April 21.