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Mart for Art’s Sake: Mid-City resident showcases New Orleans in reverse glass paintings

By Jeanne D’Arcy, Mid-City Messenger Visual artist and Mid-City resident Megan Barnes has been showing and selling her work at the Arts Market for about seven years. “A friend, who is an art collector told me about it,” says Barnes. “I really liked the fact that people could talk to and interact with the creators Read More…

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Chickie Wah Wah to celebrate its reopening Wednesday under new owners

By Marielle Songy, Mid-City Messenger After spending the summer shuttered, Mid-City music venue Chickie Wah Wah,  will reopen on Wednesday (Dec. 7 ). The club has been recovering from the loss of original owner Dale Triguero, who died in July 2021, as music venues everywhere still struggled with pandemic shutdowns and slowdowns.  Triguero moved to Read More…

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Supernova to light up the Greenway Plaza this weekend

The Supernova will light up the Lafitte Greenway Station and Plaza this weekend with a luminescent outdoor art exhibit, live music and a holiday market. The Greenway’s annual fundraiser highlighting New Orleans culture, music, food and art will be held evenings beginning Thursday (Dec. 8) and ending Saturday (Dec. 10). The free, outdoor experience will Read More…

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Deutsches Haus’ holiday market brings Germany to bayou

The Deutsches Haus is holding its fourth annual Christkindl Markt this weekend over three days, from Friday (Dec. 2) to Sunday (Dec. 4) In the centuries-old tradition of German Christmas markets, there will be booths for holiday shopping and treats. New this year will be evening shopping under lights. The market will feature items from Read More…

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Mid-City artists open their studio doors Saturday for exhibit and sale

The 25 or so artists working from Mid-City Art Studios are opening their doors on Saturday (Nov. 12), holding the first Open Studios in two years.< The local artists have traditionally opened their studios yearly on the second Saturday of November — giving the public a chance to view their creative efforts and their workspaces Read More…

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Mart for art’s sake: Wax print creations featured at local Arts Market

Adriane Butler was first introduced to the Arts Market as a customer. “I attended one of the Arts Markets and thought it was a excellent way to support local creators,” Butler said. She began making her own fabric creations about three years ago, and early on in the pandemic, she became a participant in the Read More…

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An artists’ row is emerging on Palmyra Street

  By Katherine Hart, Mid-City Messenger Kelly Boyett noticed the little stucco building on Palmyra Street while exploring her Mid-City neighborhood. She peeked in the curtained display windows, trying to figure out what the century-old commercial building on the residential street was used for.  Now Boyett, a painter, knows its use — it’s slated to Read More…

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Youth-driven mural on Greenway basketball court to be unveiled Saturday

A new Greenway mural — “Shine Together” mural by the BElite youth artists — will be unveiled Saturday (Aug. 20) on the Lafitte Greenway basketball court. The unveiling ceremony will include a community celebration with refreshments, games, bounce houses and DJ music and a youth basketball clinic with Jaxson Hayes of the New Orleans Pelicans. Read More…

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Beloved Mid-City signs are returning to neutral grounds

By Jeanne D’Arcy, Mid-City Messenger The familiar red heart in a yellow crescent will soon return to three Mid-City neutral grounds. New Mid-City signs will replace the three signs blown down in Hurricane Ida. The colorful, whimsical signs on the neutral ground at South Broad and Tulane Avenue, South Carrolton Avenue and Ulloa Street, and Read More…