In the Community + 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 »

In the Community + 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 »

Events + Art Crush

Since 1994, art lovers in New Orleans have ushered in the first weekend of August dressed in all-white linen, celebrating a communal attraction to contemporary art with a sense of whimsy and lightheartedness reminiscent of a school yard crush. In conjunction with White Linen Night on Saturday, August 5th, The Old No. 77 Hotel &… Read more »

In the Community + 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 »

For the Art Lover + How to Start Your Art Collection on a Budget

We want to help you begin your own personal art collection. In this post you’ll find easy ways to think about how to begin collecting. Define your art style. Look around and discover what you like. Art is not just hanging on your walls. In New Orleans, art is all around us. It’s the jewelry we wear. It’s… Read more »

In the Community + 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 »

Events + (Somebody Got) Soul, Soul, Soul

“Soul is a feeling, a truth. It is the state of mind that we encounter music and culture, whether from New Orleans or from around the world. Soul is the essence of expression, and it informs our creative energy, spirit, and life. The title that I’ve chosen is the same title of the song recorded… Read more »

In the Community + 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 »

Artist Spotlight + Katrina and The Krewe of KOLOSSOS

3D Virtual Tour of the KOLOSSOS Bike Zoo Katrina Brees has been producing Carnival parades since 2004, but her Bike Zoo brings KOLOSSOS (www.kolossos.org) new purpose to the party. The impressive fleet of 20 (and growing) paper mache, tricycle powered animals are a favorite of parade goers. The diverse collection of beautifully crafted animals are… Read more »

In the Community + 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 »