Created by the Contemporary Arts Center in 1980, this annual rite of fall has become one of the best events of the year for art lovers in and around New Orleans.
Art for Arts’ Sake | DOWNTOWN 2017 celebrates a day of art with family-friendly community art experiences at the CAC, followed by the First Saturday Gallery Openings on Julia Street and throughout the Arts District of New Orleans and the Arts Market Downtown presented by the DDD.
4-6 PM AT THE CAC
- Free Admission
- Food & Beverage for sale at CAC Cafe
- Performing Arts Community Partners Showcase featuring:
- Dancing Grounds
- Goat in the Road
- Last chance to experience Pippin Frisbie-Calder’s Canceled Edition, a site-specific installation featuring 1,028 hand-carved, woodcut, hand-painted prints of Ivory Billed Woodpeckers. Viewers are encouraged to participate in the installation by removing a bird from the wall and taking it home.
- CAC Members receive 15% discount at bar, cafe and The Stacks Bookstore, plus Limited Edition Art Pick-up for Upper-Level CAC Members (Collectors Club and above).
5:30 – 9:30PM Arts Market Downtown
Browse through the Arts Market New Orleans’ new downtown location and shop locally made fine art and crafts ranging from prints to jewelry. Presented by Downtown Development District of New Orleans and the Arts Council of New Orleans.
750 Carondelet St. @ Julia St. | 5:30–9:30pm
6-9 PM ARTS DISTRICT NEW ORLEANS OPENINGS
Ariodante Contemporary Crafts Gallery, 535 Julia Street
Arthur Roger Gallery, 432 Julia Street
Beata Sasik Gallery, 541 Julia Street
Boyd|Satellite, 440 Julia Street
Brand New Orleans Art Gallery, 646 Tchoupitoulas Street
Callan Contemporary, 518 Julia Street
Degas Gallery, 604 Julia Street
Gallery 600 Julia, 600 Julia Street
George Schmidt Gallery, 626 Julia Street
JONATHAN FERRARA GALLERY, 400A Julia Street
LeMieux Galleries, 332 Julia Street
Martine Chaisson Gallery, 727 Camp Street
Octavia Art Gallery, 454 Julia Street
Ogden Museum of Southern Art, 925 Camp Street
Søren Christensen, 400 Julia Street
Stella Jones Gallery, 201 St. Charles Avenue