In partnership with the Downtown Development District (DDD) 

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. 


DOWNTOWN Dining & Events

527 Julia Street
600 Fulton Street
½ off bowling for those who mention the Art For Arts’ Sake event
634 Julia Street
936 St. Charles Avenue
333 Poydras Street
Book your stay for The CAC’s Art for Arts’ Sake at Hotel New Orleans Downtown, transitioning to Le Méridien New Orleans this Winter, and receive 15% off Friday and Saturday nights based on availability. Indulge in our special AFAS cocktail at Zoë Bar on the second floor, available on October 4 for $5. 
607 Julia Street
Sign up on October 4th and we will waive your enrollment fee
300 Lafayette Street
Sizeler Thompson Brown Architects is hosting its 9th Annual Art for Arts’ Sake Exhibit & Auction: Reclamation — A Display of Reclaimed Art
Along with reclaimed art prices that will be auctioned off, $1 raffle tickets are available for a Full Size Super Bowl XLIV Commemorative Football signed by New Orleans Saints #9 DREW BREES (winner need not be present). Please call 504-523-6472 to raffle ticket information. All proceeds will be donated to the Ian G. Thompson Foundation – Design to Cure.  
923 Constance Street
2 Lee Circle
$6 cocktail specials and small plates
869 Magazine Street
945 Magazine St, New Orleans, LA 70130
$2 Off adult museum general admission
$1 Off seniors museum general admission


Noon – 8pm

PARK(ing) Day Art Installations

300 – 600 Blocks Julia Street
PARK(ing) Day is an annual worldwide one-day-only event where artists, designers, and citizens transform metered parking spots into temporary public parks. FREE Admission. parkingdaynola.com

6 – 8pm

Downtown Art Walk: 20 Museums & Galleries 

Throughout the New Orleans Arts District, on Julia Street, and beyond
FREE Admission.
Ariodante Contemporary Craft Gallery
535 Julia Street
The Space Between
Gustavo Duque — Paintings
Ben Hamburger — Paintings
Debbie Villa — Jewelry
Peg Martinez — Wood
Arthur Roger Gallery
423 Julia Street
Lesley Dill — Beautiful Dirt: Ballgowns of Darkness and Light, mixed media sculpture.
Troy Dugas — New Paper Label Constructions, cut paper label constructions.
Deborah Kass — feel good paintings for feel bad times, oil on canvas paintings, neon and metal sculpture.
Dave Greber — 7000 Day Candles, video-based sculpture and projected video.
440 Julia Street
Nina Schwanse — Checking Out, multi-media installation.
Pinkney Herbert — Undivided, oil, digital print on canvas or pane.
Callan Contemporary
518 Julia Street
Raine Bedsole — Imagined Shores, mixed media.
George Rodrigue Foundation of the Arts
747 Magazine Street
Educational arts programs
George Schmidt Gallery
626 Julia Street
George Schmidt — Etchings: New Orleans Historic Districts, PRC at 40, etching on rag paper.
Jean Bragg Gallery
600 Julia Street
Charles G. Smith — New Work, oil on canvas or board.
Jonathan Ferrara Gallery
401A Julia Street
Guns in the Hands of Artists — Group Show
Neil Alexander, Katrina Andry, Luis Cruz Azaceta, John Barnes, Ron Bechet, Brian Borrello, Mel Chin, Andrei Codrescu, Michael Combs, Stephen Paul Day, Michel De Broin, Luke Dubois, Margaret Evangeline, Skylar Fein, Jonathan Ferrara, Rico Gatson, MK Guth, Generic  Art Solutions, Heathcliffe Hailey, Marcus Kenney, Deborah Luster, Bradley McCallum, Adam Mysock, Sybille Perretti, Ted Riederer, Peter Sarkisian, Dan Tague, Bob Tannen, Nicholas Varney, William Villalongo, Sidonie Villere, Paul Villinski.
LeMieux Galleries
332 Julia Street
Deedra Ludwig — Art, Environment & Observations, mixed media works on canvas, panel, or paper.
Martine Chaisson Gallery
727 Camp Street
Alex Mollere — Before the Song, the Enigma, mathematics, myth, and sculpture.
Octavia Art Gallery
454 Julia Street
Group Show — Lois Chiles, Richard Deutsch, Carole A. Feuerman, Beth Lambert.
Ogden Museum of Southern Art
925 Camp Street
Self-Processing — Instant Photography | Group Show featuring Polaroid photographs by 33 photographers
The Gasperi Collection: Self Taught, Outsider and Visionary Art — Works by Clementine Hunter, David Butler, Howard Finster, Charles Hutson, Jimmy Lee Sudduth, and more.
Soren Christensen Gallery
400 Julia Street
Steven Seinberg — Water's Edge, new mixed media abstractions on canvas and paper.
Bill Dunlap — Brand Loyalty, large mixed media work on paper.
Stella Jones Gallery
201 St. Charles Avenue
Anne Bouie — The Seven African Powers, three dimensional objects: beads, mortar, cowrie shells, and found objects.
Steve Martin Fine Art
624 Julia Street
Rock, Paper, Scissors
Steven Soltis — Downstairs Gallery
Steve Martin — Upstairs Studio
Mixed media boxes, music boxes, and paintings.

6 – 9pm

CAC Exhibition Closing Reception hosted by BOMBAY SAPPHIRE

One artist in the BOMBAY SAPPHIRE Artisan Series exhibition will be selected as the New Orleans Finalist at the Bombay Sapphire reception.

Contemporary Arts Center (CAC)
900 Camp Street 
FREE Admission
FREE Cocktail & Cuisine Tastings
Cash Bars featuring Specialty BOMBAY SAPPHIRE Cocktails 
On View In the CAC Galleries:
Dining in the District:
Throughout the evening, downtown restaurants will offer drink and dinner specials, with proceeds to benefit the CAC. 


A Gallery
Academy Gallery
Angela King Gallery
Anton Haardt Gallery
Berta's And Mina's Antiquities Gallery
Carol Robinson Gallery
Chet Pourciau Design
Elizabeth Dondis Photography
Galerie Royale, Ltd
Gallery 3954
Garden District Gallery
Guy Lyman Fine Art
Hall-Barnett Gallery
Hemmerling Gallery
Melissa Bonin Gallery/Studio
Mignon Faget
Sibley Gallery
The Building @ 1427 OC Haley
Thomas Mann Gallery I/O