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 »

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 »

Get Groovin’ with Where Y’Artists at Jazz Fest (First Weekend)

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 »

Boots on the Ground: Best Markets to Shop Local This Holiday

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

(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.

Katrina 10: Cat’s Story

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.

Katrina 10: Collin’s Story

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 »