The start of the school year is usually a very exciting time. Teachers look forward to meeting their new students and starting fresh. Your classroom is decorated. You have your units and lessons planned. You have a feeling of butterflies the night before the first-day of school (no matter how many years you have been… Read more »
In the Community
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 »
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 »
Dance your way to Where Y’Artists at the 2nd Weekend of Jazz Fest (Thursday, April 28 – Sunday, May 1) The first weekend of Jazz Fest started out with a bang, and our New Orleans artists are more than ready to head out to the Fairgrounds. This week brings a new group of Where Y’Artists… Read more »
The countdown is over…New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival begins this Friday, April 22! The city is abuzz with excitement for the city’s biggest festival. While you are walking around the Fairgrounds, don’t forget to check out all of the Where Y’Artists who will be selling their handcrafted artwork. Each artist will have a table… Read more »
Lundi Gras is a week away, and over at New Orleans artist Devin DeWulf’s pad red beans are being glued at a fever pitch. Why? The Red Beans Parade, created by DeWulf, is set to roll in the Marigny, Monday February 8. DeWulf created the Red Beans Parade as a celebration of New Orleans culture and his… Read more »
If you love local art as much as we do (and we know you do), then your plans include Shop Local Saturday, November 28. Following the Black Friday phenomenon, Shop Local Saturday, or Small Business Saturday, was introduced by American Express to help small businesses attract supporters of local during the holiday madness. Where Y’Art believes in… Read more »
(PARK)ing Day Nola 2015 Set for Friday, September 18 PARK(ing) Day Nola is coming and we wanted to share a little about the origins of Park(ing) Day, plus highlight some of last year’s projects.
My story is about gratitude. It’s about the extraordinary humans who stayed behind. Those neighborhood leaders, who together with the community around them, solved problems daily as they rebuilt New Orleans from the ground up. Those local heroes, who, when were left to fend for themselves, unselfishly stepped up and started doing for the greater good.
On July 29, 2005, I packed my bags and boarded a plane to Chiang Mai, Thailand, where I began my new life as an English teacher in a land where I knew no one nor the language. Exactly one month later, I watched the television in horror, feeling helpless, as I sat alone on the other side of the… Read more »