The Annual NVT/BAG Hollywood South Awards - 2017
The Venue:
Gretna Cultural Center for The Arts

The NOLA Voice Talent Foundation is excited and delighted to collaborate with The Gretna Cultural Center for the Arts in this FIFTH year of our annual NVT/BAG Hollywood South Awards Gala, in conjunction with the Background Actors Guild.
Rehabbed from the former Gretna Post Office at the intersection of Huey P. Long Avenue and 4th Street, the center incorporates a full theater/showroom in place of the mail sorting hall and has retained the magnificent period lobby.

The building is now preserved as an historic landmark, purchased by The City of Gretna with financial assistance provided by Jefferson Parish.

Exterior restoration was completed in 2008 and all interior renovations need to convert the building into a cultural center for the arts were finished in 2016, with the center enjoying its opening night in September of that year.

Remarked Stephen James, Founder and Executive Director of The NOLA Voice Talent Foundation: "The City of Gretna, located on the West Bank of the Mississippi River, has become a burgeoning center for arts and cultural activities over recent years. It is fitting that this year's FIFTH annual NVT/BAG Hollywood South Awards Gala should be held at this beautiful and prestigious venue - a real jewel in the crown of greater New Orleans."

740 4th St, Gretna, LA 70053
Photo by Alan Smason