Frenchmen Street: The Artist’s NOLA

On our second night in New Orleans (NOLA to you hipster artsy types) we did a traditional creole dinner and headed down to Frenchmen street to pay a visit to our new friend who coordinates the artist’s market.

This is one of my favorite parts of town, because it reeks of dirty hippie kids, salt of the earth bluegrass and jazz and lots of great art. You can even find another Banksy just around the corner.

It’s still a party locale where you can find some excessive drinking – but there is a higher ratio of locals to tourists here and the music (not the “big ass beers” you find on Bourbon street) is really the main attraction.

From street art to folk art (of particular interest, the Shrinky Dink-inspired set of earrings I purchased for my best friend) and street performers to entrepreneurial filmmakers, this was a memorable experience of the artsy side of New Orleans. Here are a few shots of the evening’s walk:

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