Maison de la Luz is the perfect haven to explore the New Orleans art scene.
New Orleans has always beckoned to artists with its dynamic tapestry of street parties, vibrant culture, beautiful architecture and rich history. From public art and street murals to galleries and warehouses, there’s bound to be something that appeals to the most discerning tastes. The New Orleans art scene is ever-changing, making for an exciting trip no matter when you visit. Maison de la Luz is ideally located in the heart of the Warehouse District, making exploring the New Orleans art scene an easy adventure.
Here are our concierge’s top picks for discovering the New Orleans art scene:
THE ARTS DISTRICT
Head to Julia Street in the Arts District, plus nearby Magazine Street for an array of galleries filled with fine art. The Arts District also hosts an art walk on the first Saturday of every month, where galleries open their doors to patrons. Whitney White Linen Night is held throughout downtown in August, where galleries open their doors in the style of a massive block party, featuring live music, food and drinks.
THE FRENCH MARKET AND JACKSON SQUARE
Local artists, many of whom are nationally and internationally known, abound in the French Quarter. You’ll discover incomparable original paintings, photography, sculpture and other artwork while browsing distinctive shops on Royal Street and throughout the historic Vieux Carré. And no trip here is complete without a peak at the famous wrought-iron fence surrounding Jackson Square, which is covered with works by members of The Jackson Square Artists’ Colony.
VISIT AN ART MUSEUM
Looking to be inspired by Southern Art? Want to see the latest exhibit traveling the U.S.? New Orleans is home to many art museums that offer a wide array of collections. The Contemporary Arts Center, McKenna Museum of African American Art, New Orleans Museum of Art, Besthoff Sculpture Garden and Ogden Museum of Southern Art are just a few we recommend visiting.
STAY TUNED FOR PROSPECT.6, THE ART TRIENNIAL
Prospect New Orleans is a citywide contemporary art triennial that will return for its sixth installation. It will feature an intergenerational group of artists from across the globe and will include both existing and newly commissioned projects.
Maison de la Luz is the perfect New Orleans luxury hotel to discover the magic of the New Orleans art scene.