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Places to take Arts Classes, For All Ages

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New Orleans Academy of Fine Arts

The New Orleans Academy of Fine Arts is an institution dedicated to the advancement of the fine arts in this community. It was founded in 1978 by Auseklis Ozols for the serious study of traditional drawing and painting. It was first located at 3218 Magazine Street. Mrs. Dorothy J. Coleman’s interest in the school led to its incorporation as a non-profit…

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Ever wanted to learn the fine art of glassblowing or how to forge steel like a blacksmith? Then there is a course here for you. Work directly with some of New Orleans’ finest craftspeople and artists and reach new creative heights.


  • Guide to Recording Studios

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  • Local Filmmakers

    Film is a fast growing movement in New Orleans and so are our local filmmakers. These artist are taking inspiration from the local characters and stories in New Orleans and turning them into viral videos, documentaries, music videos, shorts and features. With this guide we take you behind the scenes… More >


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  • NOLA Children's Book Authors

    Ever wondered about ‘The Beignet That Almost Got Away’, ‘Mama’s Bayou’, or ‘The Crawfish Family Band’? Get the stories behind these Louisiana children’s tales with this guide of local children’s book authors. More >


  • Record Stores

    We have some of the finest specialty record stores in the country right here in New Orleans. This guide is for all the music lovers and collectors who can't get enough cover art, liner notes and vinyl static. More >