In the Community

Hiding In Plain Sight: Must See Murals Below Esplanade Pt. 2

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 »

Portraits from Week 46

We’re excited to share with you the forty-sixth week of portraits recently published on Nola.com, including Dylan French Cole, aka “Mama D”, Staci Rosenberg, Rose Nicaud, Big Freedia, Carl Galmon, Wilbert Rawlins Jr., and Ida Richardson. Mama D, by Sean Randall “I can’t think of a better gift in the face of this tragedy than Mama D…. Read more »

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 »

Portraits from Week 37

We’re excited to share with you the thirty-seventh week of portraits recently published on Nola.com, including Henri Schindler, Steve Gleason, Carol Bebelle, Albert Dent, Mitch Landrieu, and Marc Morial. Henri Schindler, by Alexandra Kilburn “Carnival is such a kaleidoscope of color and detail. Even with the large ducal badges, you can’t see it until you’re right… Read more »

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 »

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 »