925 Decatur St. New Orleans, LA 70116 [Map It] (504) 522-3478, (800) 424-3478
Neighborhood: French Quarter Free Off-Street Parking: No Handicapped Accessible: Yes
Shop/Store Type/s: Specialty Items
The Crabnet was established in 1981 and features native wildlife artists. Several have received national recognition and developed avid collectors from coast to coast. Ward Foundation Master wood carvers Richard Reeves and Philip Galatas are regular exhibitors whose Tupelo Gum wood carvings of waterfowl, raptors, songbirds and fish are often mistaken for taxidermy. New Orleans' own Randy McGovern and Brett Smith, well known to wildlife art enthusiasts, highlight our selection of original oils, etchings, and limited edition lithograph prints. Houma native Captain Daniel Rhodes' hand-colored pen and ink renditions of bayou wildlife as well as whimsical creations such as his overwhelmingly popular "Craw de Lis" add spice to our collection. The Crabnet has donated several thousand dollars to Habitat for Humanity's Musicians Village from sales of the "Craw de Lis" print. Giant reproductions from Cypress wood of classic antique and contemporary fishing lures by Ken Picou of Ponchatoula decorate the ceiling. Featured in "Fine Woodworking" magazine in 1997 for their incredible accuracy, they make the perfect gift for that special fisherman or fisherwoman. Heavy steel plate is fashioned into fine wall decor by metal artist Curt Kroetche depicting fresh and saltwater sport fishing favorites. Soaring and standing pelicans as well as our favorite blue claw crab are also available. Apparel offerings include resort wear and technical fishing shirts and shorts.
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