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.
Paint by Number – Saegan Swanson
Location: Corner of Marais and St Ferdinand
Since 1988, October Build has renovated over 1,500 houses for low-income homeowners with a focus on the elderly, disabled, and veterans – for free! To mark the 30th anniversary of the October Build Saegan Swanson teamed up with the Preservation Resource Center and Rebuilding Together to complete a giant paint by number mural project on two sides of the PRC warehouse on Marais and St. Ferdinand.
The murals are composed of four single shotgun homes. The design for each home was based on a real home in the area and the three homes on St. Ferdinand have a Mardi Gras color scheme. The volunteers imparted some of their own artistic flair as they filled in the outlines!
WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE NEW ORLEANS STREET ART? DID WE MISS ANY OF YOUR FAVORITES?
Every Sunday, we’ll be posting murals and public art around town to our Instagram.
Take a picture, tag @WhereYart and use #NOLAmurals to let us know where your favorite murals and we’ll feature your selection.