Created by the Contemporary Arts Center in 1980, this annual rite of fall has become one of the hottest events of the year for art lovers in and around New Orleans.
5–8 pm at the CAC Art & Membership Experience
- Free Admission | Cash Bar
- REVERB exhibition Artist Talks
- Pop-up performance by progressive string quartet ETHEL
- Grand Opening of The Stacks art & design bookstore at the CAC
- Visual Arts & Theater workshops for children & families
- As part of the REVERB exhibition during Art for Arts' Sake, the CAC is pleased to present Amending, a large-scale stop motion animation by artists Kira Akerman and Silvie Deutsch.
6–8 pm in the Arts District Art Walk: 20 Museums & Galleries
Visit our Art for Arts' Sake | DOWNTOWN Culinary and Cultural Partners: Barcadia New Orleans, Carmo, Foundation Room at House of Blues New Orleans, Fulton Alley, La Casita, Le Méridien New Orleans, Old No. 77 Hotel & Chandlery, The Paramount at South Market, Poeyfarre Market, Prime Fitness RX, Rebellion Bar & Urban Kitchen, Sizeler Thompson Brown Architects, Warehouse Grille
2015 Art for Arts' Sake | DOWNTOWN Gallery Partners
• Alex Beard Studio, 608 Julia St.
Current Works—Alex Beard-Paintings and Drawings
• Ariodante Gallery, 535 Julia St.
Cheri Ben Ieasau—Acrylic on canvas
Myra Wirts—Mixed-media on canvas
Veretta Garrison-Moller—Art furniture
• Arthur Roger Gallery, 432 Julia St.
The River and the City—Simon Gunning—Drawings and paintings on paper and canvas
Operas and Prisons—David Leventi—Photographs
Lin Emery—Lin Emery—Kinetic sculptures
• boyd|satellite, 440 Julia St.
• Callan Contemporary, 518 Julia St.
Recent Sculpture—David Borgerding—fabricated bronze
• Contemporary Arts Center, 900 Camp St.
REVERB: Past, Present, Future—Curated by Isolde Brielmaier, this exhibition of local artists explores the evolution of art and artistic practices in New Orleans and its surrounding regions over the past decade.
• George Rodrigue Foundation of the Arts, 747 Magazine St.
• George Schmidt Gallery, 626 Julia St.
New Work—George Schmidt—Oil on canvas
• Jean Bragg Gallery of Southern Art, 600 Julia St.
Louisiana Wild—Will Smith, Jr.—Oil paintings of flora in the Louisiana lowlands, from bayou to cotton field.
• Jed Malitz V2 Gallery, 615 Julia St.
Windows Into Souls—Jed Malitz—Glass sculptures
• Jonathan Ferrara Gallery, 400a Julia St.
Absence and Presence—Monica Zeringue—New mixed-media paintings and drawings
• Julie Silvers Art, 617 Julia St.
Grand Opening—Julie Silvers—A "SILVERS' STYLE" GRAND OPENING featuring one of a kind ceramic sculptures and abstract paintings by New Orleans artist, Julie Silvers.
• LeMieux Galleries, 332 Julia St.
Pints, Quarts and Gallons—Christopher Saucedo—Mixed media sculptures and works on paper
• Martine Chaisson Gallery, 727 Camp St.
Knocking From The Inside—Mallory Page—Mixed-media on canvas
• Octavia Art Gallery, 454 Julia St.
Caio Fonseca—Caio Fonseca—Mixed-media on canvas and paper
• Ogden Museum of Southern Art, 925 Camp St.
Bill Yates: Sweetheart Roller Skating Rink—Bill Yates—Photography
Objects of Interest: Recent Acquisitions for the Permanent Collection—Various Artists. Ranging in styles from Jimmy Lee Sudduth’s gestural mud paintings to the classical precision of realist master, Michael J. Deas, this exhibition of over fifty objects showcases the diversity of studio practice across the American South.
Michael Meads: Bent, Not Broken—Michael Meads—Painting, photography
• Pop-Up Gallery: The Paramount at The South Market District, 611 O’Keefe Ave.
Current works by Randy Leo “Frenchy” Frechette and Scott Guion—Renowned New Orleans visual artist Randy Leo “Frenchy” Frechette vividly captures live events in real-time on canvas with style and flair. Frenchy captivates audiences with brush strokes inspired by rhythms and melodies. Scott Guion is a self-taught painter and musician born in New Orleans. His varied influences are reflected in his unique painting style, which fuses American/folk art; 1960’s psychedelic poster art; early cartoon animation; and underground comics with classic art, including that of the Flemish and Dutch masters and Surrealists.
• Soren Christensen Gallery, 400 Julia St.
Passages—Thomas Swanston—Mixed-media on canvas and panel with gold, silver, and copper leafing.
• Stella Jones Gallery, 201 St. Charles Ave.
Portraits of New Orleans—Charles Simms—acrylic on canvas
• Steve Martin Fine Art, 624 Julia St
Creatures of the Waterline—Frances Rodriguez—Textiles and fiber
• Where Y’Art + M Studio, 835 Julia St.
Big Dreams. Tiny Canvases—Where Y'artist Group Show—Big Dreams. Tiny Canvases will explore the differences between big and small works, concepts, and other visual thematics that explore the juxtaposition of big and small.