Putting the “Art” in Art for Art’s Sake

The beginning of fall marks the start of a season full of arts and culture, and Art for Art’s Sake features citywide art openings at 31 galleries. There will be a Julia Street block party while the galleries are open, with music by DJ Brice Nice and food from local vendors such as Crepes à la Carte and New Orleans Hot Dogs. The Contemporary Arts Center will also feature its NOLA Now exhibition, including works by Michele Basta, Aaron Collier, and Club S + S,  and have an afterparty featuring their 35th Birthday Concert with Ellis Marsalis and DJ Soul Sister starting at 9 p.m..

The event is Saturday, October 1st from 6 – 9 p.m., and the afterparty lasting until 11 p.m. There are cash bars and food, but admission is free for all the galleries.

Warehouse District

"Stalker" by John Waters at Arthur Roger Gallery.

Ariodante Gallery (535 Julia St.): Paintings by Amy Archinal and Isabel Dupuy, Jewelry by Debbie Villa

Arthur Roger Gallery (432 – 434 Julia St.): Catholic Sin by John Waters, Richard Baker album and book cover paintings, James Drake cut paper works, & David Greber video

CAC (900 Camp St.): NOLA Now Various Artists, EXPOSE with Angela Driscoll, Taney Rongier, Yiug Zhu

d.o.c.s., a studio gallery of contemporary art (709 Camp St.): Small Creatures and Smaller Worlds by Lacey Stinson

Gallery Bienvenu (518 Julia St.): New Sculptures by Eva Hild

George Rodrigue Foundation of the Arts (747 Magazine St.): Blue Dogs, Cajuns, and Hurricanes: Student Works from the GRFA Scholarship Contest

Heriard-Cimino Gallery (440 Julia St.): Prefiguration by Iva Gueoguieva, Neon Works by Keith Sonnier

Jean Bragg Gallery of Southern Art (600 Julia St.): La Vie en Roses by Scott Howard

"Succession" by Iva Gueorgieva at Heriard-Cimino Gallery

Jonathan Ferrara Gallery (400a Julia St.): Junk Shot by Skylar Fein

LeMieux Galleries (332 Julia St.): Hot Greens and Cold Reds by Kate Trepagnier

Louisiana Children’s Museum (420 Julia St.): Young at Art by Various Young Artists

Martine Chaisson Gallery (727 Julia St.): Close Your Eyes by Norman Mooney

Ogden Museum of Southern Art (925 Camp St.): Josephine Sacabo’s Oyeme Con Los Ojos (Hear Me With Your Eyes), Southern Photography: From the Permanent Collection, Ersy: The Architecture of Dreams, George Dureau: Paintings, Drawing, and Photograph

Sizeler Thompson Brown Architects (300 Lafayette St., Suite 200): Hardbirdtat… Architecture for the Birds

Søren Christensen (400 Julia St.): Beacon: New landscape & still life works by Libby Johnson

Stella Jones Gallery (201 St. Charles Ave.): MAHALIA: Queen of Gospel Music, Various Artists

"Black Flag for Marcuse" by Skylar Fein at Jonathan Ferrara Gallery


9th Street Studio (1029 Ninth St.): Paintings by Alexis Walter, Jewelry by Rachael Adamiak

Academy Gallery (5256 Magazine St.): New Work by Kathy Gergo, Sculpture by Brent Barnidge

Berta’s and Mina’s Antiquities Gallery (4138 Magzine St.): New Orleans Second Lines All the Time, Nilo and Mina Lanzas

Carol Robinson Gallery (840 Napoleon Ave.): Unfinished Stories by Jere Allen

Chet Pourciau (3652 Magazine St.): The Art of Living by Mike Fenley, Bekye Fargason, and Connie Chapman

Cole Pratt Gallery (3800 Magazine St.): Around & About: New Watercolors by Christine Cozic

"Philodendron" by Christine Cozic at Cole Pratt Gallery

Garden District Gallery (1332 Washington Ave.): Louisiana Landscapes by Various Artists

Guthrie Contemporary (3815 Magazine St.): The Space In Between: Works by Bernd Haussmann, Glass sculpture by Kazuo Kadonaga

Guy Lyman Fine Art (3645 Magazine St.): Paintings from the 1800’s to today, Various Artists

House of Lounge (2044 Magazine St.): Through the Looking Glass, Louis St Lewis & Sean Yseult

Longshore Studio Gallery (4848 Magazine St.): Works by Sarah Ashley Longshore

Mignon Faget (3801 Magazine St.): New Collection by Mignon Faget, New Designs by John Humphries

New Orleans Photo Alliance (1111 Saint Mary St.): NOIR, Various Artists

Octavia Art Gallery (4532 Magazine St.): Southern Gardens: New Mixed-Media Originals and Giclees Nall

Potsalot Pottery (3818 Magazine St.): New Works, Alex and Cindy Williams

Sibley Gallery (3427 Magazine St.): Works by Stefan Daiberl

Thomas Mann Gallery (1810 Magazine St.): Food for Thought, Various Artists

"Big Line of Coke" by Sarah Ashley Longshore at Longshore Studio Gallery


A Gallery for Fine Photography (241 Chartres St.): Josephine Sacabo: Photo gravures

Du Mois Gallery (4921 Freret St.): Fear is a Man’s Best Friend, Jeremy Willis

Geystan Originals Studio 123 (1001 S. Broad St.): Indigo Blues & Unleashed: The Red Scarf Series by Jacqueline Geystan

The Big Top (1638 Clio St.): Direct Sunlight: New Works by Sara Essex Bradley and Joe Kight

Angela King Gallery (241 Royal St.): Works by ML Snowden



  • Great live Charles Bradley video,  http://www.youtube.com/user/guerrillaremote?feature=mhee#p/u/6/leprDpQXAGQ