Category: Arts, books, and music

Float service industry couple brings Mardi Gras to New Orleans neighborhoods with porch floats

By Camille Barnett, Gentilly Messenger Gentilly-based couple Rene and Inez Pierre are the first Black-owned Mardi Gras float service providers in Louisiana. However, with New Orleans parades canceled this year due to COVID-19 restrictions, their company’s focus pivoted and found...

St. Anthony Green Streets debuts a Lantern Walk and plans for public art

By Jesse Baum, Gentilly Messenger The St. Anthony Green Streets Project has begun another series of public events, half a sequence of Zoom meetings and presentations and half a pop-up self-guided tour of the project area. From Sept. 10 to...

Gentilly Resilience District launches lantern walk, online program, public art project

In March 2019, the Gentilly Resilience District installed viewing boxes throughout the neighborhood for residents to get a glimpse of the developing designs for Gatto and Filmore Playground, Wildair Drive, and Wingate Drive. As the design phase for the projects...