• The Contemporary Arts Center and mural should not be missed by anyone visiting New Orleans.

  • New Orleans made quite the impression on Degas, as well as Monet and other 19th Century artists.

  • The New Orleans Arts District is also the Warehouse District. It's a shared vibe and culture.

  • Bright colors, historic architecture, and a culture that's stickier than the weather, New Orleans is a one-of-a-kind destination for art and artists.

As the next part of our series on New Orleans Theatre, we wanted to talk about the particulars of set design and construction. To dive in, let’s talk about some of the basic goals and strategies that can inform your set design process. Use lightweight construction materials whenever possible but pay attention to the details. Consider the venue and every view point within the venue. Consider the lighting fixtures and technology. Be sure to stay in close communication with the director, costume designer, and the rest of the creative team to make sure everybody is on the same page and stays there. Read and talkRead More →

The stage manager is responsible for an endless array of interrelated tasks for putting on a play. From pyrotechnics to communicating and corralling actors, from coordinating between backstage production and the A/V booth to organizing every single prop and costume garment. And then during the production, everything must be like clockwork in a choregraphed list of precisely timed actions that frequently feel like chaos but which somehow comes off as meticulous on stage. When things are working like they should. As part of our series on New Orleans Theatre, we wanted to create a space to discuss the intersection between costume design, production costs, casting,Read More →

The New Orleans Arts District is working on a new Theatre Section for our website, so we thought we’d start with a list of shows and events that we know are going on this year. We’ve provided links so you can find complete details and ticket buying information. This is also an incomplete list. In a city as big as New Orleans, we decided against trying to list every community theater. We hope your favorite play happens to coincide with your travel plans to New Orleans. There’s a play of some note you can take in most days and weekends.   Saenger Theatre/Broadway in NewRead More →

Lovers of abstract and impressionist painting will enjoy and appreciate the new exhibition coming to Martine Chasson Gallery. From August 4th to September 15th, 2018, Backyard Love, an exhibition starring Caroline Wright, will be on display in the Arts District. Wright’s paintings are primarily composed of acrylic, ink, gesso, and flashe on watercolor paper and canvas. They depict natural figures in both composed and decomposed forms, verging on the abstract with blooming colors and figures. Wright graduated from Brown University in 2004 with a double major in Visual Art and Art History. She then moved to Paris and founded a collective of artists from aroundRead More →

Those visiting the New Orleans Art District between May 3rd and July 22nd of 2018 can glimpse the work of internationally acclaimed artist John Henry. He has returned to Callan Contemporary with a suite of dramatic meal sculptures in painted aluminum. Named “Constructivist Dialogue,” the show itself is intensely complex in composition, the sculptures executed and designed with exacting perfectionism. During the course of his career, Henry has become known for his wide and ambitious range, spanning the gamut of intricately-scaled tabletop pieces to some of the largest metal sculptures every created. Henry, born in Kentucky, is a graduate of the School of the ArtRead More →

Sheryl Denbo, sculptural painter and New England artist, is visiting our own Warehouse District. Her work is visiting Ariodante Gallery in New Orleans’ Arts District as part of a larger, country-wide tour. These artworks will be show in in Maine, Manhattan, Brooklyn, and in other parts of New England. Denbo’s artwork is unique and intense; her sculptural canvases are developed through a complex process wherein the artist builds the surface until it transcends its original structure, changing from two-dimensional to three-dimensional. In her artist statement, she writes, “The three-dimensional and metallic nature of these sculptural paintings create apparent change in color and tone as theRead More →

Visitors to New Orleans’ Art District can glimpse an intimate view of renowned artist Tom Nussbaum’s artwork from March 3 through the 31. His work, which is displayed at Octavia Art Gallery for the month-long residency, is found in several public and private collections across the country—from the Montclair Museum of Art and the Princeton Public Library, both in New Jersey, to the Chase Manhattan Bank in New York and Hasbro Inc.’s headquarters in Rhode Island. Nussbaum’s work often references vessels and baskets, utilizing architectural frameworks of buildings, towers, and the human figure to create unique shapes and structures. His current body of work exploresRead More →

The best place to discover the most talented and notable New Orleans artists is NOLA’s renowned and beloved Arts District. The New Orleans Arts District is also known as the Warehouse District. Artists flocked there during the Seventies and this fascinating part of New Orleans is still the first choice of Big Easy artists (as well as plenty of artists from other places!). Today, we’d like to share information about some wonderful New Orleans artists. After we do, we’ll let you know how to experience the New Orleans arts scene, up close and personal, by exploring the key attractions in the Arts District. From itsRead More →

New Orleans is steeped in history and loaded with unique and irresistible charm. One of the most exciting parts of this Louisiana, USA city is its vibrant Arts District. Today, we’re going to share information about where the Arts District is situated, which key attractions are found there and which famous artists come from the area.   Once you’ve learned more about the beautiful and diverting Arts District, we recommend planning a visit. It’s such a great place to drink in culture and beauty. It’s a perfect place to explore…and to enjoy life.   Where to Find It   The Arts District is right inRead More →

The hottest hub for the arts in the Big Easy (we’re talking about charming and beautiful New Orleans, USA!) is the Arts District. If you want to get the inside scoop on the New Orleans art scene, you’ll find that learning about the Arts District is the best way to do it. To help you out, we’d like to share plenty of interesting information about this vibrant part of NOLA and all that it has to offer. The Arts District is also known as the Warehouse District and it’s home to so many wonderful galleries, museums, eateries and shops.     Why Is This AreaRead More →