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Art for Arts’ Sake

Indulge in the creative outpouring of visual art on display around town at this year’s Art for Arts’ Sake presented by the Contemporary Arts Center (CAC) on Saturday, October 4. The all-day affair includes art-centric events beginning at noon as well as a downtown art walk featuring 20 galleries and museums from 6-8 p.m. with [...]

CAC Prepares for Art for Arts’ Sake 2014

The Contemporary Arts Center will be hosting their annual fall fundraiser Art for Arts’ Sake on Saturday, October 4. The day will begin with the unveiling of the PARK(ing) Day art installations. PARK(ing) Day is a worldwide event where artists, designers, and citizens transform metered parking spots into temporary public parks. The newly transformed parks [...]

Baby I’m a Star

While filmmaker/writer/artist John Waters conducted a walk-through of his current show, “Catholic Sin,” at Arthur Roger Gallery on Saturday afternoon, I thought about Nathanael West’s The Day of the Locust. The novel looks at the sad lives of Hollywood’s also-rans and peripheral players, but they’re nothing compared to the people who watch the movies: They were [...]

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 [...]

The Weekend’s Highlights

Friday – The New Orleans Bingo! Show had an unprecedented five “winnahs” and had to settle the tie with a Robot Dance-Off. Most contestants had sad robot dance moves, though a grade school teacher made her students proud when she broke out real robot moves to simulate head on Ronnie Numbers. The winner was a [...]

For Art’s Sake

Art lovers and social animals, take note. That season’s here again, the time to gallery hop instead of bar bop (the art scene’s so much more hip). The Contemporary Arts Center’s annual celebration and fundraiser, Art for Arts’ Sake, is set for October 5 at the CAC’s shining headquarters at 900 Camp Street. The CAC [...]

The New Orleans Gallery Scene: Warehouse District and Beyond

Although people think of music and food when they think of New Orleans, the city’s serious artists and galleries have remained something of a secret for many visitors, and even many locals. True, there are a few very fine galleries in the French Quarter, but most of the others along those ancient arteries are in [...]