In the Community

Hiding in Plain Sight: Must-See Murals, Friends of Lafitte Greenway

Whether you’ve chosen a bike, skateboard or roller skates as your wheels for the day, The Lafitte Greenway is no doubt a smooth, scenic way to get across town. This 2.6-mile bicycle and pedestrian trail and green corridor connects neighborhoods from Armstrong Park to City Park. MidCity’s most popular thoroughfare provides cyclists and pedestrians with… Read more »

Hiding in Plain Sight: Must-See Murals, ‘Unframed’ Edition

On Saturday, June 1, several new murals were unveiled throughout the New Orleans Arts District as part of Unframed presented by The Helis Foundation, a project of the Arts Council New Orleans.  This is the first multi-mural exhibition of large scale artwork in Downtown New Orleans! Keep reading to learn more about the artists who painted these larger… Read more »

Hiding in Plain Sight: Must-See Murals, Central City, Part 1

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 »

Hiding In Plain Sight: Must See Murals, Bywater

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 and 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 »

Inside the Artist Studio of Alexandra Kilburn

“Above all I am inspired by the under appreciated strength of women and expressions of femininity in all its forms; I like to combine that power with botanical illustration to bring us back to the earth.” – Alexandra Kilburn

Hiding in Plain Sight: Must-See Murals, 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 »