New Orleans Arts + Culture

There is an endless amount of arts and culture, music and history to discover in New Orleans.  Here are just a few ideas to inspire your next trip to New Orleans in  2015:

CONTEMPORARY ARTS CENTER NEW ORLEANS, located in the Warehouse District of New Orleans,  is a multidisciplinary arts center with curated exhibitions, performances and programs by local, regional, national, and international artists.  The 2014 lineup included powerhouse performances by Bruce Springsteen & the E Street BandAaron Neville and  Branford Marsalis.

“Since 2006, the CAC has awarded $350,000 in grants to individual New Orleans’ artists who were affected by Hurricane Katrina through the CAC Theatre Arts Fund and the SweetArts Katrina Fund. Offering creative outlets and opportunities, the CAC’s education department successfully engages over 10,000 children and adults annually, including those with special needs and those from economically deprived backgrounds.”

Coming to CAC |  MARCH 7, 2015:

 EN MAS’  s a pioneering exploration of the influences of Carnival on contemporary performance practices in the Caribbean, North America, and Europe.

JAZZ FEST is a music mecca for many.  They’ll be announcing the lineup of muscians in January, but start planning your trip to NOLA now!

JAZZ FEST 2015 | April 24-26, April 30-3, 2015

Make sure to check out the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation‘s  new state-of-the-art education and community center and  permanent home of the Heritage School of Music, the  George and Joyce Wein Jazz & Heritage Center.

Find out more about Jazz Fest  and stay posted at FACEBOOKINSTAGRAM, YOU TUBE + TWITTER

 ARTS MARKET and  LUNA Fête may have just wrapped up, but you can find out more about The Arts Council New Orleans’  large-scale, open-air video and sound installation at their FACEBOOK, TWITTER, YOUTUBE, INSTAGRAM, PINTEREST and VIMEO.  Definitely check out what the Arts Council is doing to integrate arts  into New Orleans’s public spaces through PERCENT FOR ART .

New Orleans Museum of Art (NOMA), is New Orleans’ oldest fine arts institution.  Some must-see exhibitions:


PROSPECT.3: NOTES FOR NOW On view through

DEGAS’ LITTLE DANCER On view through March 1st, 2015.

and REPARATION :  an exhibition of 187 works by 180 New Orleans artists, young and old,  part of Luciano Benetton’s Imago Mundi collection.  On view through

One of the most inspiring initiatives that we are seeing in New Orleans since the hurricane,  nearly ten years ago, is MAKE IT RIGHT, founded in 2007 by Brad Pitt.  Learn more about what they are doing with CRADLE TO CRADLE homes, setting a new standard for GREEN BUILDING and design, and how they’ve collaborated with architects like  Gehry and Adjaye to rebuild and renew communities and to ensure that around the world, people are living in healthy communities and affordable, high-quality, environmentally sustainable homes.