Artist Spotlight

Interview with Leroy Miranda Jr.

Today, we had the chance to sit down with Y’Artist Leroy Miranda Jr and talk to him a little bit about his art, process and style before his solo show, Unveiled: Part Two | Figures in Form opens Thursday, January 21 at the Old No. 77 Hotel & Chandlery, from 5:30-8pm. Leroy is a self-taught artist who discovered… Read more »

Unveiled: Part One

Where Y’Art presents, “Unveiled: Part One”, a group show exploring the concept of what we choose to expose or conceal in relation to our own securities and insecurities, as well as self-exploration within the rituals of costuming and masking. Oh, and Where Y’Art turns 2. Come celebrate with us!   It’s All Happening Saturday, January… Read more »

Y’Artists on the Road

It’s a busy time of year for everyone and Where Y’Artists are no exception! Our artists are involved in all kinds of events and markets this month, from Luna Fete to Art Basel. We’ve put together a list of all the exciting art world happenings where you can find our Y’Artists. Many of the events… 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 »

10 Questions for Catherine DeYoung

Catherine DeYoung enamels because it allows her to leave behind artistic artifacts that reflect the time and place in which she lives- New Orleans. She enamels in New Orleans because of the numerous costume holidays and rich culture from food to celebrating. Enameling is the ancient art of melting thin layers of glass onto copper, fine… Read more »

10 Questions for Adam Hall

Adam Hall grew up in North Carolina, but now calls New Orleans home. His identification with and affection for New Orleans grew during his studies at art schools around the country. His paintings are inspired by the vibrancy and distinctive character of America’s most interesting city. They have a well-defined contrast between light & dark and… 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 »