STREETS OF INTEREST
One of the oldest streets in New Orleans, Royal Street is a pedestrian market located in the city’s historic French Quarter neighborhood, one block over from Bourbon Street. This picturesque, 13-block stretch, adorned with colorful galleries, antique shops, boutiques and restaurants, is famous not only for housing one of the South’s greatest gallery concentration, but also for being one of the world’s most expensive places to shop for art. Can’t-miss galleries on Royal Street include:
Caliche & Pao Gallery
Whimsical and humorous animal art / 611 Royal St, New Orleans, LA, USA, + 1 800 628 6621
Frank Relle Photography
New Orleans and Southern Louisiana Fine Art Photography / 910 Royal St, New Orleans, LA, USA, +1 504 388 7601
Located in the heart of the city’s renovated Warehouse Arts District, Julia Street is a popular commercial strip mainly known for its eclectic mix of art galleries. Nicknamed ‘Gallery Row,’ this renovated and now-upscale 19th century corridor, originally established as an industrial area to store grain, coffee, and produce shipped through the Port of New Orleans, is helmed in its majority by NOLA-based artists, making the perfect destination for contemporary art lovers. Head to Julia Street on the first Saturday of every month starting 6pm for extended gallery hours, tastings, music and more.
BRAND New Orleans Art Gallery
New Orleans Contemporary Art Gallery / 541 Julia St, New Orleans, LA, USA, +1 504 322 5055
Alex Beard Studio
Built during the late 18th century, Magazine Street is a six-mile-long stretch filled with specialty boutiques, unique pubs and dining venues, among other attractions. Running through some of New Orleans’ most treasured neighborhoods, this Garden District commercial strip features a wide selection of art galleries offering everything from paintings and drawings to photography and sculptures, to name a few.
Multi-vendor art market / 2841 Magazine St, New Orleans, LA, USA, +1 504 450 0789
Guy Lyman Fine Art
Fine Art Gallery / 3645 Magazine St, New Orleans, LA, USA, +1 504 899 4687
Cole Pratt Gallery
Showcasing the work of Southern artists, from paintings to ceramics / 3800 Magazine St, New Orleans, LA, USA, +1 504 891 6789
OPEN-AIR ART MARKETS
If you are looking to bring home art as a souvenir, but would rather avoid spending a month’s salary on it, head to one of the city’s many open-air markets for some authentic (and affordable) New Orleans artworks. Here you’ll be able to browse, purchase and even bargain for pieces created by both regional and local artists.
Frenchmen Art Market
By Rebeca Trejo