In the Community

Hiding in Plain Sight: Must-See Murals on St. Claude

In this edition of Hiding in Plain Sight, we take you downriver to the funky, art-filled neighborhood that is St. Claude. Situated downriver beyond the bounds of the French Quarter, this Arts District is bustling nightly with galleries, live music venues and restaurants, but on the weekdays when the majority of the galleries are closed,… Read more »

Hiding in Plain Sight: Must-See Murals, Friends of Lafitte Greenway

Whether you’ve chosen a bike, skateboard or roller skates as your wheels for the day, The Lafitte Greenway is no doubt a smooth, scenic way to get across town. This 2.6-mile bicycle and pedestrian trail and green corridor connects neighborhoods from Armstrong Park to City Park. MidCity’s most popular thoroughfare provides cyclists and pedestrians with… Read more »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

Hiding in Plain Sight: Must-See Murals, Treme

We’ve scouted New Orleans to bring you a few must-see murals in the Treme neighborhood. While scouting art, we wondered what the difference was between graffiti & 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 from popular culture… Read more »

The Cajun Navy: Every Man A Hero

The response to Hurricanes Harvey and Irma have been characterized by numerous grassroots efforts. Louisiana’s Cajun Navy is one of the most notable efforts in response to the flooding of East Texas. Another grassroots effort, Principals Helping Principals, provides support to affected schools in Texas. They have already received over 300 requests for assistance and this… Read more »

Louisiana Contemporary

Every August the Ogden Museum of Southern Art, in connection with Whitney White Linen Night, hosts its opening reception for its annual exhibition Louisiana Contemporary Presented by The Helis Foundation. Established in 2012, this statewide, juried exhibition promotes contemporary art practices in the state of Louisiana, provides exhibition space for the exposition of living artist’s work, and… Read more »

Hiding in Plain Sight: Must-See Murals, Fat City

Fat City is Metairie’s business hub, but was once a nightlife hotspot. The rise of office buildings and apartments also meant the decline of tourism and foot traffic. The community was searching for a way to reclaim attention in a new, innovative way. The community decided to dive head first into the The Fat City Mural… Read more »