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Art for Arts' Sake

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  • Date: Oct 07, 2023
  • Location: Warehouse District - Julia & Magazine Streets


For decades, artists of all kinds have looked to New Orleans for inspiration. The liveliness of the city is felt and shown through paintings, sculptures, photos, wood carvings, modern art pieces and more. 

Many of those artists and galleries will be playing host to thousands of art aficionados during Art for Arts’ Sake, presented by the Magazine Street Merchant's Association on the first Saturday of October, from 5 p.m-9 p.m. Hundreds of chic galleries and shops along Magazine Street will open their doors to kick off what is considered the opening day of the city’s art season.

For three hours, buyers and art lovers alike are welcome to browse the galleries, and in many cases, visit with the artists whose work is being shown. In recent years, over 30,000 people have come out for the event, making it one massive art party. Come enjoy food, drink, live music and art, art, art! The dress is casual, although this crowd tends to draw some pretty snappy dressers.