For the Art Lover + Color Your New Orleans Holiday Season with Local Style

What’s trending? Marsala, Pantone’s 2015 Color of the Year, has been popping up everywhere in preparation for gift-giving season. Mercedes-Benz is using it in their car interiors, Marc Jacobs designed a watch with it, and loads of women are sporting it on their nails and lips. Here’s how you can make marsala a part of your… Read more »

Artist Spotlight + 10 Questions for Forrest Bacigalupi

Forrest Bacigalupi, inspired by the frenetic energy of New Orleans, launched Arts Kinetic post-graduation from Tulane University. After focusing most of his attention to French Literature and Philosophy in college, he became hungry for a new means of self expression. He’s made his home here in New Orleans amidst the tropical heat and Caribbean color… Read more »

Artist Spotlight + 10 Questions for David Bergeron

David Bergeron has art in his blood. His father was an ironworker, his mother was a seamstress, and his grandfather was a self-taught carpenter. David was inspired by the artists around him to become one himself, but it was New Orleans that helped inspire David’s artist path. Hoping to make a difference in the amount… Read more »

For the Art Lover + 5 easy tips to create a gallery wall in your home

1. Don’t be afraid to mix styles of artwork on a gallery wall. It may also help to try to establish a theme. 2. Buy pieces that contribute to a meaningful grouping of your work. 3. Remember, a collection can be anything that is meaningful to you. 4. Incorporate new pieces with art and home decor… Read more »

Artist Spotlight + Tish Douzart – Making Marbling Magic

“Creating art provides therapy for the one who is trying to comprehend the world around them. I liken it to meditation, a time for self-examination (introspection) into my own thoughts and “mind traffic”. The subject matter is secondary. The process, or meditation, becomes the true art form. Printmaking is very process-oriented and the need for… Read more »

Events + Big Dreams. Tiny Canvases.

big dreams. tiny canvses. art for art's sake.

Big Dreams. Tiny Canvases explores the juxtaposition of big and small, whether it be big and small pieces of art, big and small concepts, or big and small prices. As part of the show, we invite viewers to begin their own personal art collection. Our visual display shows you both how to create a gallery wall and how small… Read more »

Artist Spotlight + Tracy Hamlin: Creating a Costume Tradition

  “Costuming is a tradition in New Orleans. Good costuming is embraced and rewarded here and it is the thing I love most about this City and its people.” – Tracy Hamlin, Halfshell Productions It’s not uncommon on a Monday morning to see someone whizzing by on their bicycle with feathers in their hair and… Read more »

For the Art Lover + Tinder for Art Collectors

Buying art is like being in a relationship. First, you casually notice the artwork when browsing. Then, you visit the work regularly to see if that initial attraction still exists. Next, you try it on to see if it fits. Lastly, you decide you can’t live without it.

In the Community + 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.