“Le Gala de la Bonne Vie”

Our gala was truly a success and we could not have done it without our wonderful chefs and supporters. From the bottom of our hearts, thank you to everyone who came and enjoyed our event, thank you to all of our chefs for providing such delicious food for the event, and thank you to Andrea Mistretta for providing all of the beautiful artwork for our programs, invitations, and response cards. We truly appreciate each and every one of you.  To view some photos from our event, go to our Facebook page. To view our program book, click here.


On behalf of the Le Gala de la Bonne Vie Committee and the Board of Directors of the National Kidney Foundation of Louisiana, we would like to extend our personal thanks to Andrea Mistretta for creating our 2017 Gala invites, response cards, and program cover. We are truly “lucky” to know Andrea and to have her beautiful artwork and talent lend itself to our Gala.

Lucky 7 – Andrea Mistretta’s studio may be 1307 miles away from New Orleans but the artist’s heart has always been way down yonder. She turns her versatile talent from the painterly skills of creating a popular annual Mardi Gras poster series in New Orleans for 33 years to her digital art capabilities for the invites and programs for The National Kidney Foundation of Louisiana’s 27th annual “Le Gala de la Bonne Vie”. The May 21st event will be held at the New Orleans Marriott Convention Center. When director Torie Kranze presented Andrea with the “Lucky 7″ theme, Mistretta doubled the LUCK and designed a cubist inspired spectrum of concentric lucky sevens tucked into a spring palette lucky rainbow, and rendered a callihraphic kidney shape into the word Gala. The “Lucky 7″ themed event honors 7 very special “Kidney Heroes”. – Ms. Mistretta will again donate an original painting with The Gala’s Lucky 7 theme and include on the back of it a calligraphed: “Thank you for being a Kidney Hero!”