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1,000 Stories

1,000 StoriesVisual Arts & Poetry Workshop• FREE & open to the public• Saturday, March 12• 10:00 am – 2:30 pm• Lunch Provided• at YAYA, 3322 LaSalle St Join the Arts Council and youth from YAYA and Big Class to share your stories of life in Central City through art and poetry. Super Sunday Installation• Sunday, […]

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Arts Council Direct Purchase

Submission Deadline: February 22 The Arts Council New Orleans presents its first 2016 Artist Direct Purchase! This year, the Arts Council will host quarterly Direct Purchases in conjunction with its Art + Place forum series. Art + Place explores the intersection of art and public spaces in New Orleans and communities around the world. Through […]

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Design and Nonprofits

by Laura Theriot, Arts Council Graphic Activator In the world of graphic design, nonprofits get a pretty bad rap. This is largely due to monetary restrictions and a belief that an organization’s focus and effort should support fundraising and advancing the mission. However, branding’s important fundraising role is easily swept under the rug and forgotten. […]

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Art and Archetype: on Symbolism and Public Space

As Mayor Mitch Landrieu addresses City Council with regard to four monuments representative of the history of racial oppression in the United States, people will emerge with divergent perspectives on this topic. I recognize that I am still relatively new to this city and perhaps as someone not born here I am less entitled to […]

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A Victorious Unveiling

by Alphonse Smith, Arts Council Associate Director of Place & Creative Intervention  On July 1, local artists and art enthusiasts gathered in downtown New Orleans to celebrate the unveiling of Incomplete, a mural collaboration between Ti-Rock Moore and Brandan Odums. Despite gray clouds and looming rain, over 50 spectators gathered at the Bruno & Bruno […]

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New Orleans’ Artist Collectives

Having lived in New York City for a decade before relocating to New Orleans, I’m often asked by artists at the beginning of their careers why they would stay in New Orleans and what is unique about our scene. There are a lot of answers, practical and emotional. Despite enormous increases in rental rates, studio […]

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International Projects & the Arts Council’s Mexico Initiative

Why am I in Mérida, Mexico instead of working away at my desk this week? I’ve joined a delegation of 35 Louisiana businesspeople from the oil, shipping, health, and construction industries from across the state as they meet with over 65 participants from business and government in Mexico’s states of Yucatan and Campeche. Thanks to […]

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Xavier Project: Louis Ochello at Gretna Fest 2014

  Louis Ochello at Gretna Fest 2014 By Sydni Raymond   The Gretna Festival located in Gretna, Louisana celebrated its 20th Anniversary on October 3 – 4. Festivalgoers described it as huge success. From food trucks to amusement rides, this festival was no disappointment and was worth every penny. Music, food, art, and fun summed […]

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