In the Community + Hiding in Plain Sight: Must-See Murals, Friends of Lafitte Greenway Edition

Where Y’Art’s mural series heads to the Lafitte Greenway in the most recent exploration of art in public spaces!  The Lafitte Greenway is a 2.6-mile bicycle and pedestrian trail and green corridor connecting neighborhoods from Armstrong Park to City Park. MidCity’s most popular thoroughfare provides cyclists and pedestrians with a safe place to commute, affordable… Read more »

In the Community + Hiding in Plain Sight: Must-See Murals, ‘Unframed’ Edition

On Saturday, June 1, several new murals were unveiled throughout the New Orleans Arts District as part of Unframed presented by The Helis Foundation, a project of the Arts Council New Orleans.  This is the first multi-mural exhibition of large scale artwork in Downtown New Orleans! Keep reading to learn more about the artists who painted these larger… Read more »

In the Community + Hiding in Plain Sight: Must-See Murals, Rampart & St. Claude Corridor

We’ve scouted New Orleans to bring you a few must-see murals across the city. While scouting art, we wondered what the difference was between graffiti and street art. So, we asked New Orleans street artist, Jeremy Paten for his two cents. “If I had to describe the two, I would say that graffiti rejects established standards,… Read more »

Artist Spotlight + Inside the Artist Studio of Vincente Weber

ambiguous + contemporary + ethereal These are the three words Vincente Weber chose when asked to describe his work. Keep reading to learn more about Vincente, his process, and inspirations! “Serentine” by Vincente Weber “I deem myself more an artist than that of a traditional photographer and have always been interested in alternative image making… Read more »

In the Community + Hiding in Plain Sight: Must-See Murals, Central City, Part 1

This week in Hiding in Plain Sight, we’re exploring the streets and street art of Central City. Central City and Oretha Castle Haley Boulevard (OCH) are both essential cultural icons of New Orleans. OCH, in the late 19th and 20th, centuries was a center of rapid commercial growth and was home to a diverse population, and during the… Read more »

Events + 300 More

In 2018, New Orleans celebrated 300 years of heritage, and now we turn our sight to the next 300 years and the preservation of this culture and way of life. With the disappearance of Louisiana’s coastline at a rate of one football field each hour, it falls to all of us to work to protect… Read more »

Events + 300 for 300 Exhibition

In celebration of the Tricentennial and the trailblazers and innovators that have paved the way to make New Orleans into the creative capital it is today, The Old No. 77 Hotel & Chandlery and Where Y’Art present NOLA 300 for 300 Exhibition starting Friday, December 7 through January 31. Twelve artists, hand-picked by the editors… Read more »

In the Community + Hiding In Plain Sight: Must See Murals, Bywater

We’ve scouted New Orleans to bring you a few must-see murals in the Marigny, Bywater and Treme neighborhoods. While scouting art, we wondered what the difference was between graffiti and street art. So, we asked New Orleans street artist, Jeremy Paten for his two cents. “If I had to describe the two, I would say that graffiti rejects established standards, encourages experimentation, and draws… Read more »

300 for 300 + Portraits from Week 46

We’re excited to share with you the forty-sixth week of portraits recently published on Nola.com, including Dylan French Cole, aka “Mama D”, Staci Rosenberg, Rose Nicaud, Big Freedia, Carl Galmon, Wilbert Rawlins Jr., and Ida Richardson. Mama D, by Sean Randall “I can’t think of a better gift in the face of this tragedy than Mama D…. Read more »

In the Community + Hiding in Plain Sight: Must-See Murals, Central City, Part 2

This week in Hiding in Plain Sight, we’re exploring the streets and street art of Central City. Central City and Oretha Castle Haley Boulevard (OCH) are both essential cultural icons of New Orleans. OCH, in the late 19th and 20th, centuries was a center of rapid commercial growth and was home to a diverse population, and during the… Read more »