Artist Spotlight

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 »

Get Groovin’ with Where Y’Artists at Jazz Fest (First Weekend)

The countdown is over…New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival begins this Friday, April 22! The city is abuzz with excitement for the city’s biggest festival. While you are walking around the Fairgrounds, don’t forget to check out all of the Where Y’Artists who will be selling their handcrafted artwork. Each artist will have a table… Read more »

10 Questions for Frances Swigart

Frances Swigart has been creating art for 40 years and it continues to be her all-consuming passion. She is an artist to the core — it’s even in her blood. When her father first visited her studio, he noticed that Frances was using a very similar press to the one his own father had in… Read more »

Local is the New Black – 12 Days of Local

It’s finally here! For the last 12 days, we’ve been counting down to Shop Local Saturday. For those that aren’t familiar with this very special day, Small Business Saturday, or Shop Local Saturday, is the day we celebrate the Shop Small movement to drive shoppers to local merchants across the U.S. This is a day we… Read more »

Boots on the Ground: Best Markets to Shop Local This Holiday

If you love local art as much as we do (and we know you do), then your plans include Shop Local Saturday, November 28. Following the Black Friday phenomenon, Shop Local Saturday, or Small Business Saturday, was introduced by American Express to help small businesses attract supporters of local during the holiday madness. Where Y’Art believes in… Read more »

Gift Ideas For the Foodie Family – $50 or Less

Don’t break the bank this holiday season. With a $200 budget, you can shop for everyone in your family. Give the gift of local support with a one-of-a-kind gift, direct from a New Orleans artist. Did you know every dollar that is spent locally turns over seven times before it leaves the state? Here are a few ideas for your food-loving… Read more »

10 Questions for Anne Cassidy

Anne Cassidy has always been enamored by art, especially fashion design. Her admiration motivated her to create her own clothing line, C. Major (nola) – a lifestyle brand for women meant for everyday living. Much of Anne’s inspiration comes from her mother, who has impeccable taste for clothing and art, and, along with her father, has… Read more »

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 »

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 »