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Inspired by their post-Katrina Toxic Art Exhibit at l'art Noir New Orleans, Jeffrey Holmes and Andrea Garland founded the St. Claude Arts District in October, 2005, along with the two other existing galleries on St. Claude Avenue - the Farrington Smith Gallery and Barrister' Gallery. While l'art Noir New Orleans and Farrington-Smith Galleries are now defunct, over the ensuing years numerous galleries and other arts related venues have sprung up along the St. Claude corridor. The St. Claude Arts District, one of the fastest growing underground arts scenes in the country, is now home to over thirty venues with co-ordinated gallery openings on the 2nd Saturday of each month and many other events during the month. Garland continues to maintain the St. Claude Arts' District website and mailing list.
From the New York Times "New In New Orleans", Nov. 2007: "Patrons were spilling out the door of L’Art Noir gallery even though it was still gutted just two months after Katrina. It had managed to mount a show of words and images displayed against walls of brown paper tacked to bare studs. L’Art Noir (504-324-2489) is one of three galleries pioneering a still-threadbare landscape just downriver from the French Quarter."
Co-founder of SCAD and maintainer of SCADNOLA.com and other promotions could use some help!
"It's that bracing spirit of art anarchy that makes the on-and-near St. Claude Avenue art scene the spot to watch in 2008."
- Doug MacCash, Times-Picayune, Dec. 28, 2007
"I've told anyone who'll listen that, in many respects it was the most satisfying exhibition I've ever had. Primarily, I think, because of the people who attended. Not at all snooty and pretentious, like many art patrons (Like here in Atlanta f'rinstance). And not superficial dorks cruising from gallery to gallery in search of cheap white wine, but really not interested in the art (Like a crowd I had in Philly a couple of years ago.). I dunno...the people who showed up in NOLA were more straightforward and appreciative. Maybe because of the burgeoning art district you guys are developing there. Or maybe because of the nature of the unfeigned eccentricity of the New Orleans resident.