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New Orleans Art Markets

Aside from the great galleries in the Warehouse District and on Royal Street and Magazine Street, visitors can find wide selections of creative works at some of the city's art markets. There are more than a half-dozen open air markets operating in the city but here are a few where you can find unique art.

 
New Orleans Art Markets
Arts Market of New Orleans
Palmer Park, New Orleans, LA [Map It]
www.artscouncilofneworleans.org

Neighborhood: Uptown/Garden District
Shopping Type/s: Art Market

Description: On the last Saturday of every month, Palmer Park blossoms with arts, entertainment, local food vendors, and people celebrating all the creativity NOLA has to offer. Discover handmade, affordable art from a plethora of local and regional artists, with wares ranging from ceramics to printmaking to homemade soaps. Whatever your style, there's a piece of art with your name on it.
Bon Castor
3207 Burgundy St., New Orleans, LA 70117 [Map It]
(504) 948-9987
www.boncastor.com

Neighborhood: Faubourg Marigny/Bywater
Shopping Type/s: Artists/Art Galleries, Arts & Crafts, Clothing and Accessories, Art Market, Home Furnishings & Decor, Jewelry, Posters and Prints, Children's Shops

Description: If you're looking for something quirky and unique, check out this store in Bywater. Bon Castor offers local, handmade products on consignment, providing NOLA artisans a brick-and-mortar location to showcase their wares. Whether it's furniture, clothing, or a one-of-a-kind painting, you're sure to find something special here.
French Market
2 French Market Pl., New Orleans, LA 70116 [Map It]
(504) 522-2621
www.frenchmarket.org

Neighborhood: French Quarter
Shopping Type/s: Art Market, Farmer's Market

Description: Founded in 1791, New Orleans’ French Market is the oldest public market in the country. This open-air mall features shopping, dining and music in a tradition that is uniquely New Orleans, yet still reminiscent of some European markets.
The Freret Market
Intersection of Freret St. and Napoleon Ave., New Orleans, LA 70115 [Map It]
(504) 638-2589
www.freretmarket.org

Neighborhood: Uptown/Garden District
Shopping Type/s: Art Market

Description: Along with food and flea items, the Freret Market features a nice selection of works from local artists. The market was founded in 2007 as a revitalization project in the wake of Hurricane Katrina and has grown to be a popular event. There’s also a festival and a block party every April with live music. The Freret Market is held on the first Saturday of the month, except for July and August, at the intersection of Freret Street and Napoleon Avenue.
OCH Art Market
1618 Oretha C Haley Blvd., New Orleans, LA 70113 [Map It]
(985) 250-0278
www.ochartmarket.com

Neighborhood: Uptown/Garden District
Shopping Type/s: Art Market

Description: In addition to being in an historic building and in a nationally recognized historic district, O. C. Haley Blvd is now a recognized Cultural Products District meaning no sales tax on original art. In addition to local arts and crafts, the February OCH Art Market has fresh produce from the Hollygrove Market and fresh juice served by Surrey’s Juice Bar. The OCH Art Market is free, open to the public, and family friendly.
 
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