Category: Arts, books, and music

Art, infrastructure and resilience come together in Gatto Playground

The city hosted a celebration of art and infrastructure on Saturday (May 15) at Gatto Playground. Not far from London Avenue, the event focused on the themes of water, remembrance, adaptation and ecology. Local artists Langston Allston, Courtney Egan, Brendon...

St. Anthony Green Streets to hold public art event Saturday at Gatto Playground

St. Anthony Green Streets and the Public Art Projects in the Gentilly Resilience District are returning to in-person events  to continue involving the local community in establishing a new standard for neighborhood-scale streets and parks. On Saturday (May 15), artists...

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...