For the Art Lover

How to Start Your Art Collection on a Budget

We want to help you begin your own personal art collection. In this post you’ll find easy ways to think about how to begin collecting. Define your art style. Look around and discover what you like. Art is not just hanging on your walls. In New Orleans, art is all around us. It’s the jewelry we wear. It’s… Read more »

Artists on the Road

Summer in New Orleans can be brutal, so naturally there are those of us who flock to cooler climates to escape the heat. We asked three y’artists, Alex Kilburn, Jordan Wade, and Kat Ryalls to give us the scoop on what they have planned while traveling this summer.  Alex Kilburn  Alex is spending time in The Windy City painting… Read more »

How Kat Ryalls’ Watercolors Inspired Me

Like many other residents of this city, I’m a transplant. A couple years ago, I visited New Orleans and fell in love. Although I love my home state of Virginia, I was eager for a change, so I packed what I could fit in my car and found myself settled in the Big Easy. A… Read more »

Local is the New Black – 12 Days of Local

It’s finally here! For the last 12 days, we’ve been counting down to Shop Local Saturday. For those that aren’t familiar with this very special day, Small Business Saturday, or Shop Local Saturday, is the day we celebrate the Shop Small movement to drive shoppers to local merchants across the U.S. This is a day we… Read more »

Gift Ideas For the Foodie Family – $50 or Less

Don’t break the bank this holiday season. With a $200 budget, you can shop for everyone in your family. Give the gift of local support with a one-of-a-kind gift, direct from a New Orleans artist. Did you know every dollar that is spent locally turns over seven times before it leaves the state? Here are a few ideas for your food-loving… Read more »

Color Your New Orleans Holiday Season with Local Style

What’s trending? Marsala, Pantone’s 2015 Color of the Year, has been popping up everywhere in preparation for gift-giving season. Mercedes-Benz is using it in their car interiors, Marc Jacobs designed a watch with it, and loads of women are sporting it on their nails and lips. Here’s how you can make marsala a part of your… Read more »

5 easy tips to create a gallery wall in your home

1. Don’t be afraid to mix styles of artwork on a gallery wall. It may also help to try to establish a theme. 2. Buy pieces that contribute to a meaningful grouping of your work. 3. Remember, a collection can be anything that is meaningful to you. 4. Incorporate new pieces with art and home decor… Read more »

Tinder for Art Collectors

Buying art is like being in a relationship. First, you casually notice the artwork when browsing. Then, you visit the work regularly to see if that initial attraction still exists. Next, you try it on to see if it fits. Lastly, you decide you can’t live without it.