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Bright Lights Silent Auction Starts with Fine Dining

On Thursday, May 10th, the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities celebrates our 2018 awards recipients at the Bright Lights Awards Dinner. Today we kick off our 3rd annual Silent Auction. Destinations, artwork, and dining are all part of the offerings. Let’s start with food.


Marcello’s Baton Rouge

Visit Marcello’s newest restaurant for a 5-course dinner for 8, with a special wine pairing. A three-week advanced reservation is required.

Value: $1,500

Opening bid: $800


Fine dining at home with Chef Ken Smith

Smith, formerly executive chef at Upperline in New Orleans, will join you and five guests for a special food and wine experience. Sit back and enjoy in the comfort of your own home. The dinner is available on Friday nights in June or July.

Value: Priceless

Opening bid: $650


The auction also includes several options for wine lovers, courtesy of LEH board chair Brad Adams. Looking for a 1976 Camille Giroud Corton Les Bressandes Grand Cru Bourgogne? A Magnum of 1987 Clos Duval Reserve Napa Valley Red Wine? We’ve got the silent auction for you!


Click here to start the bidding!


Your support for the 2018 Bright Lights Dinner and Silent Auction makes these programs and partnerships possible. The event takes place on¬†Thursday, May 10, at the Arbor Room at Popp Fountain in New Orleans’ City Park.¬†Tickets are $150 and tables are available. A patron party begins at 6pm, followed by the dinner and awards presentation at 7pm. Proceeds from the event support LEH programs throughout the year. Click here to purchase your tickets today.