In the Community

Hiding in Plain Sight II: Must-See Murals in Central City

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: 8 Must-See Murals Below Esplanade

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 & 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 »

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 IV: Must-See Murals in 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 »

Hiding in Plain Sight III: 8 Must-See Murals Uptown

In this edition of Hiding in Plain Sight, we’re exploring the streets and street art found in Uptown New Orleans. This is the third part to an ongoing series that guides you on a tour of the City’s best murals, neighborhood by neighborhood. “Untitled” – Fat Kids from Outer Space Location: S. Claiborne Ave. and S. Miro St. When Mid City… Read more »

Where to Find Where Y’Art in 2017

The quantity and variety of art made in New Orleans can be overwhelming. And visitors to our city may not have the time they need to explore it all on their own. That got us thinking: How can we make New Orleans art accessible to people all over the world? And how can we help… Read more »

Hiding in Plain Sight II: Must-See Murals in Central City

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 »

Artful Eats In The Big Easy

In New Orleans, y’all know we love to eat and here at Where Y’Art, we’re all about the art. So, we’ve rounded up some of our favorite eateries that combine our two favorite things: New Orleans art and New Orleans eats. Breakfast at ManhattanJack Get your day morning jolt Uptown at ManhattanJack, home to the City’s coolest brews and hottest… Read more »