New Orleans Center for Creative Arts
Porché West Gallery
In Bywater, this is the rustic shop and studio of photographer Christopher Porché West. Pathos defines Porché West’s black-and-white...
Mimi's in the Marigny
Great bi-level bar (pool downstairs, music upstairs) serving up excellent Spanish tapas ($5 to $8), casual neighborhood jazz (most...
Flora Gallery & Coffee Shop
Flora is almost the perfect New Orleans cafe. If you could smoke inside, as in the old days, it’d be 10 out of 10. No offense...
2800 Chartres St · interesting places nearby
New Orleans Center for Creative Arts information
New Orleans, like few American cities of its size, lives and dies off its arts scene. This is a city unapologetically in love with (and largely built on) the work of its musicians, painters and writers, and many of the next generation of such artists are educated at Nocca. Admission to this prestigious center, one of the best arts schools in the USA, is by audition only. If accepted, students (who are concurrently enrolled in their normal schools) specialize in fields ranging from the visual arts and creative writing to dance and cooking, instructed by artists at the top of their craft. As it is indeed a school, Nocca understandably isn’t open to visitors 24/7, but check the website for details on upcoming public performances, gallery shows, and the like.