1000 St. Charles Avenue 504-525-8320 Open: M-F 9:30-5 The American Institute of Architects is one of the prominent locations found within New Orleans, where it contributed to the makings of several buildings surrounding itself. The chapter was known for having a good mix of bold visions and welcoming others that seek their help. Throughout the years, its Presidents led several meetings with their guests contributing to their activities. Such events are still part of the current appeal of this New Orleans Chapter. As we speak, the coronavirus has affected the events that would have occurred in March as well as April, but should everything returnRead More →

Staying at home during a pandemic can be extremely under-stimulating. For those in the art world, especially, will suffer from staying indoors and not taking in the beauty of art, but it doesn’t have to be so. Luckily, there are ways to take precautions while browsing art in public, and even ways to view art at home. When walking about the New Orleans Arts District, this is potentially one of the safer public places to venture through while social distancing. While most people are off enjoying beaches are attempting to stock up, art districts are typically lower in population so you can feel safe knowingRead More →

CRESCENT CITY AUCTION GALLERY 1015 Julia & 929 Julia Street 504/529-5057 Open: M-F 10-5  www.crescentcityauctiongallery.com Crescent City Auction Gallery, LLC is a locally owned and operated full service auction house. CCAG concentrates on auctioning Local Estates, Fine Art (particularly of Southern or Louisiana interest), bric-a-brac, pottery, silver, jewelry, art glass, American, English and Continental furniture, lighting, oriental carpets, etc. NEW ORLEANS AUCTION GALLERIES INC 801 Magazine Street 504/ 566-1849 Online Catalogue:  www.neworleansauction.com Representing Great Southern Estates. Specializing in 18th and 19th century American, English & Continental furniture, paintings, lighting, silver and decorative objects. Six major auctions each year.  CENTRAL PARKING SYSTEM 365 Canal Street SuiteRead More →

This isn’t every restaurant in New Orleans, of course. It is a few of the places that we know have some combination of world-class chefs and distinctively local New Orleans flavor. Okay, this isn’t anywhere near an exhaustive list even by these criteria. We’ll try to add to this list when we get the time. But here are a few places that would be good to visit: CAFÉ at the Square 500 St. Charles Avenue 504/ 304-7831 Open: M-F 7am-2pm, Sat-Sun 8am-2pm  www.cafeatthesquare.com Breakfast, lunch, weekend brunch, catering –local comfort food and full bar. Carmo 527 Julia Street 504/ 875-4132 Open: T-Sat 11:30am – 3pmRead More →

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 →