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Art for Art’s Sake in New Orleans – October 5, 2013

New Orleans is the place to be for artists of all sorts – and Art for Art’s Sake is the perfect party for both artists and art-lovers! This event happens the first Saturday every October, so this year the street party is October 5th. This is the perfect way to end a busy day of sightseeing in New Orleans when you are staying at 1896 O’Malley House Bed and Breakfast.

Art for Art’s Sake is an art festival where galleries in the Warehouse Arts District and on Magazine Street are open from 6-9pm. Whether you are interested in browsing locally created paintings, sculptures, and photos or are looking for a valuable addition to your collection – everyone is welcome. Along the 5-6 mile stretch of Magazine Street, you’ll find boutiques and gift shops, as well as food and beverages stands along the street.

To extend the evening, you can reserve a table in a nearby restaurant.  You might try Walk-On’s Bistreaux and Bar – a sports bar featuring delicious pub fare with New Orleans flair!  You might also enjoy the late night menu at Lucy’s Retired Surfer’s Bar & Restaurant which is also a Louisiana exclusive but with a surfer twist.

Feel like more art?  Attend the special reception at the Contemporary Arts Center – which will host a party till midnight. Admission to this party is $10 and allows you to explore new exhibits and enjoy live music.

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It’s the greatest art event of the year in New Orleans – and everyone is welcome. Wear showed you don’t mind walking in, and enjoy the atmosphere of a sophisticated New Orleans street party!

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Museums Around Town – New Orleans Museum of Art (NOMA)

What is a stay at 1896 O’Malley House without a visit to to the New Orleans Museum of Art? Just a short walk (about 1.5 miles) away, and you can get lost in an art collection covering 4000 years. This amazing collection lives in 46 galleries and is worth about $200 million. The collection features pieces from America, Europe, Asia, and Africa; including Pre-Columbian, Oceanic, and Native American pieces.  NOMA has been around over just over 100 years, and the fascinating collection within its doors will take you on a journey through art history through the Americas, and around the world.

NOMA also boasts an incredible selection of art on the peacefully landscaped grounds with 200-year-old live oaks. For a small fee, Wellness Classes are offered every Saturday morning and Monday evening – you can enjoy Yoga, Pilates and Tai Chi in the Besthoff Sculpture Garden.

During your visit to NOMA, enjoy your lunch at Cafe NOMA by Ralph Brennan.  The delicious menu and atmosphere reflects the values of the museum.  You might even run into our innkeeper, Larry, as he enjoys lunch at the Cafe frequently!

NOMA  ensures that visitors of all ages discover entertainment and enlightenment within their doors! From talks, films, and book clubs for adults to a Saturday Storyquest featuring professional children’s authors and illustrators for kids; NOMA provides creative and engaging activities to the community.

Currently, NOMA is celebrating expressionist and sculptor Ida Kohlmeyer who would be 100 this year, with a special display of items from the permanent collection called “Ida Kohlmeyer: 100th Anniversary Highlights.” Also featured this fall is the art of local artist Jim Richard in an exhibit called “Make Yourself at Home.” Finally, if you’re a fan of photography, check out the thought-provoking exhibition, “Photography, Sequence, & Time.”

We hope you’ll take advantage of this New Orleans masterpiece!  For more details about this wonderful place visit their website,our resource for this information and photo.  Also, the New Orleans Museums website has several more museum suggestions!