Thursday, May 10, 2012

NOLA: Art and Music

street art
jazz fest
street art
Jazz fest 2012
With such a rich culture it's a no wonder you see artists and musicians at every street corner. The city breathes with art of all forms. 
I love following the sound when you're in the French Quarter because you will come across the most talented musicians who are completely improv-ing jazz.
And at the nightclubs on Frenchman St., instead of top 40 crap, there are live brass jazz bands that set the mood for dancing and fun. It's like taking a step back in time. 
I experienced much more art this time around in New Orleans, such as:
 NOMA- New Orleans Museum of Art where we saw Picassos and Warhols as well as renown Southern artists
A Gallery for Fine Photography in the French Quarter where we marveled at the sight of Diane Arbus and Ansel Adams
Swoon's street art (pictured in this post)
and of course the locals selling their funky works in Jackson Square

I want to go back to there.street art
street art
Also, here are some acts we saw at Jazz Fest you should check out:
Julio y Cesar
Silky Sol - the Red Afro Queen
Chico Trujillo of Chile
and last but not least Florence and the Machine


  1. hey girl! where do you usually stay when you go? what has it run you?

    1. last time we stayed with family and this time we stayed at a hostel - speakeasy bywater hostel and it was only $30 a night - we felt super comfortable and safe the whole time. alse, are you still thinking about charleston this summer?

  2. It looks amazing! I've only run through New Orleans over a couple hours, so I can't wait to go back and spend some real time there. I hope you had a great trip!


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