Where to Discover Original Artwork and Experience New Orleans’ Art Scene While on a Staycation


Whether browsing through hand-painted Mardi Gras decorations or dainty pottery, everyone can appreciate a New Orleans art market. Year-round, the city celebrates the skills and crafts that built the foundation of its colorful artistic traditions. Each neighborhood hosts an array of free events that showcase the eccentric talent of New Orleans’ visual artists.

Frenchmen Art Bazaar

Within the chasm that is the French Quarter lives Frenchmen Street. Hosting an array of eccentric bars, Louisiana cuisine, and local craftwork, the street entices exploration of its attractions.

Those looking for peculiar wall art, antique housewares, or intricately gaudy jewelry will be pleasantly overwhelmed at the Frenchmen Art Bazaar. From 6 p.m. to 12 a.m. every weekday except Tuesday, visitors can take a nighttime stroll through the market. Local and regional artists exhibit paintings, pottery, clothing, and jewelry amidst the market’s twinkling ambiance.

Arts Market at City Park

Get lost in local art among the mossy oak-shaded groves of New Orleans’s City Park. As one of the oldest, most iconic outdoor spaces in the United States, the park makes a beautifully serene backdrop.

Over 30 artists displaying jewelry, ceramics, woodwork, and paintings encircle City Park’s Arts Market attendees. The market materializes on the Great Lawn on the second Saturday of every month from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Disco Warehouse’s Backyard Art Market

Outside the funkiest furniture warehouse in the Irish Channel, makers set up for Disco Warehouse’s Backyard Art Market. On the first and third Saturday of each month, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., art enthusiasts will find a quirky variety of artwork and hand-made goods. Artists and crafters shower everyone with a warm welcome making this market feel as homey as a family reunion.

Freret Market

Get lost in the vibrant cafes and cocktail bars along Freret Street in the Garden District of New Orleans. The street has been going through a revival post-Hurricane Katrina garnering new events, including a monthly art market.

On the first Saturday of each month, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., visitors can browse hand-crafted goods and antique finds while devouring food truck fare. The Freret Market is one of the finest ways to enjoy all of New Orleans’s pleasures in one spot. Art isn’t the only thing on display. Guests can learn about the Big Easy Roller Derby or experience Elektra Cosmetics’ Glitter Buffet.

Jackson Square

From dusk to dawn year-round, visitors will find lively bursts of colorful artwork enveloping St. Louis Cathedral. Each day a collection of regional artists set up their hand-painted creations on the wrought iron fences of Jackson Square. Many resident artists have been sharing their talent here for decades and have become world-renowned.

Have a Staycation at the Jung Hotel & Residences

The best way to enjoy a staycation in New Orleans is by staying at a hotel in the middle of it all. The Jung Hotel & Residences is ideally situated near the Canal Streetcar line, allowing easy accessibility. Make a reservation at the Jung Hotel today and experience adventure, fun, and leisure.