In the Community

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 »

Hiding in Plain Sight: Must-See Murals, Central City, Part 2

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, Treme

We’ve scouted New Orleans to bring you a few must-see murals in the Treme neighborhood. 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 from popular culture… Read more »

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 »

Hiding in Plain Sight: 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 Avenue at S. Miro Street When Mid… Read more »