Local Market Seeks New Vendors for 2019

Arts Market New Orleans, Palmer Park’s monthly handmade market presented by Arts Council New Orleans and managed by Louisiana Crafts Guild, actively seeks new artist vendors of all mediums including jewelry and photography. All applications will be juried on a rolling basis now through the end of September 2019, with the exception of Jewelry which will only be accepted until Monday, March 11, 2019.

Started in 2007, Arts Market New Orleans has rejuvenated areas along Carrollton Avenue as it found its current home in Palmer Park at the intersection of Carrollton and Claiborne Avenues. Today, it boasts being the longest running and oldest market in New Orleans making it the premier market for Louisiana and Gulf Coast makers to sell their works.

Over the past year, the market has welcomed a diverse group of people of all backgrounds and creative directions to join them at the monthly market. Katie Odell, manager of the market, says, “The market has been a great thing for the local artistic community giving creative professionals and those with an artistic hobby a place to showcase and sell their work,” Arts Market Manager Katie Odell said. “We’re excited to open up our 2019 applications and temporarily end the market’s moratorium on jewelers.” Here a few of the market’s newest creative vendors:

Harmoni Johnson of Blu Magnolia Art is a self-taught painter who colorfully paints Louisiana landscapes and cultural figures and musicians. At hardly 21 years old, she represents a growing number of young artists who are now getting their start at Arts Market New Orleans.

Malcolm Alexander, a furniture builder and exonerated Innocence Project New Orleans client, learned his trade of woodworking while wrongfully convicted and incarcerated at Angola Prison. He’s been out at the market with his Adirondack chairs since September 2018, sometimes with his companion dog Inn, who he raised while incarcerated.

Chris Rose, local personality and former Times Picayune journalist, brings out his paintings and collages he started after Hurricane Katrina on salvaged building materials. He has been showing at the market since November 2018 adding a new folk artists to the park.

In 2019, the market looks forward to expanding its artists participants of all visual art forms. The market takes place the last Saturday of every month with the exception of the busy holiday markets in November and December that are all weekend long. All interested applicants should apply online at https://artscouncilofneworleans.submittable.com/submit.

For more information and questions, please contact Katie Odell, Arts Market Manager at 504-914-9067 or by email at artsmarket@artsneworleans.org.

Arts Council New Orleans is a private, nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting arts and culture in the city and demonstrating how art transforms communities. Learn more at www.artsneworleans.org.

Louisiana Crafts Guild is a juried organization of Fine Crafts Artisans located throughout the state of Louisiana and the southern region of the United States that passionately teaches and promotes creative expression and artistic excellence in Fine Craft. Learn more at http://www.louisianacrafts.org.


Media Contact:
Katherine Odell
(504) 914-9047 (Direct)
(504) 523-1465 (Arts Council)