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Immerse Yourself in Art at Cambria New Orleans

A visit to the city of New Orleans will make you question your definition of art in the traditional sense. The first bite of a hot, fresh beignet. The smooth, tumbling notes from the saxophone drifting from a distant street corner. The colors of endless strings of beads hanging from upper floor balconies and power lines from last year's Mardi Gras. The historic arches and ornate Spanish railings of the time-tested buildings of the Vieux Carre.

NOLA lives, breathes, and inspires the artists who call this city home. It’s only right that you not only experience the essence of New Orleans during your visit - including music, cuisine, and architecture - but also discover the wonder of NOLA from the perspective of the homegrown artist.

The NOLA art scene is overflowing with vitality - now it’s time to see for yourself. When you stay at Cambria New Orleans, located in the heart of the Arts District, you'll be immersed in the city's art scene. From our on-site art installation to the Warehouse District's bounty of galleries to the neighborhood's truly unique art events, you'll experience the city's passion for the arts at every turn.

Soak Up Our On-Site Art Gallery

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Where you stay lays the groundwork for your perspective on the city you visit. At Cambria New Orleans, our mission is to provide you with creative design, modern amenities, and all the comforts of home (and then some) but also to bring the spirit of New Orleans inside. We want you to leave with a yearning to come back, and what better way to show you the passion found in the Big Easy than to showcase work from our local artists on our walls.

As you enter or exit the hotel via the Tchoupitoulas Street door, you will enjoy our on-site hotel gallery. We have hand-selected emerging local artists’ work to feature in this rotating installation.

Bring A Piece of NOLA Home

All work in our on-site gallery is currently for sale, with profits going directly to the artist. Scan the QR code attached to each piece for pricing and further details about the work.


new orleans artist alan zakem

Current Artist: Alan Zakem

Alan Zakem pursues images that resonate with the vibrancy identified with the regenerative nature of New Orleans. Focusing on his unique perspective, Alan's full color photograph aims to function as a visual signifier of the positive energy that is the flip side of all of life's challenges. It is this forward-thinking psychology that informs Alan's images with buoyant energy.

Be sure to scan the QR code nearby the exhibit to virtually meet Alan and learn more about his work.


Current Artist: Alan Zakem

new orleans artist alan zakem

Alan Zakem pursues images that resonate with the vibrancy identified with the regenerative nature of New Orleans. Focusing on his unique perspective, Alan's full color photograph aims to function as a visual signifier of the positive energy that is the flip side of all of life's challenges. It is this forward-thinking psychology that informs Alan's images with buoyant energy.

Be sure to scan the QR code nearby the exhibit to virtually meet Alan and learn more about his work.

previous resident artist at cambria new orleans warehouse district

Previous Resident Artist: Nurhan Gokturk

From the obscure to the recognizable, Nurhan Gokturk brings the origins of New Orleans architecture to life in his Delectable City series. The installation embodied the essence of time, community, and its relevance to the places we already know or aren’t yet acquainted with. Nurhan was the first artist on in residence at Cambria New Orleans.


Previous Resident Artist: Nurhan Gokturk

previous resident artist at cambria new orleans warehouse district

From the obscure to the recognizable, Nurhan Gokturk brings the origins of New Orleans architecture to life in his Delectable City series. The installation embodied the essence of time, community, and its relevance to the places we already know or aren’t yet acquainted with. Nurhan was the first artist on in residence at Cambria New Orleans.

Our Favorite Warehouse District Art Galleries

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Photo Credit: Marcella Correa

Our on-site hotel gallery is simply the beginning of your New Orleans art tour, but it continues soon after you walk out of the Tchoupitoulas Street door. With a plethora of nearby galleries, staying at the Cambria New Orleans is ideal for exploring the Warehouse District's vibrant art scene!

Jonathan Ferrara Gallery

The Jonathan Ferrara Gallery is located a mere two blocks down Tchoupitoulas Street - about a three-minute walk. You’ll find a modern collection of works from cross-media artists. With exhibitions transitioning every couple of months, the art you enjoy today will be replaced with a new selection by the next business trip to NOLA. Make this local gallery one of your top stops on your tour of the New Orleans Arts District.

Jonathan Ferrara Gallery

George Schmidt Gallery

The George Schmidt Gallery is only another few blocks away - a seven-minute walk! Located at 626 Julia Street in one of the thirteen oldest row houses in the city, it’s the home and studio of George Schmidt who has been creating art in the space for over 35 years. It’s a must-visit stop for all art enthusiasts visiting New Orleans.

George Schmidt Gallery

Don’t Miss These NOLA Arts Events

As you have probably gathered, the Arts District is basically the place-to-be in New Orleans, especially because of these featured events:

White Linen Night

white linen night in new orleans art district

Photo Credit: Michael Alford

Local restaurants get in on the art game during the Whitney White Linen Night, held on the first Saturday in August every year. Harkening back to the pre-air-conditioning days, NOLA residents used to wear white linen to ward off the exhausting effects of the humid dog days of summer. On this night, tradition is revisited and everyone wears white linen while strolling the Arts District, visiting open galleries and sampling the best of local restaurant cuisine from booths set up throughout the area.

Jammin’ on Julia

jammin on julia in new orleans art district

Photo Credit: Michael Alford

An annual celebration of the arts happens every July, with proceeds benefiting the non-profit Arts District New Orleans. Musicians perform outdoors and at area galleries and food and drink vendors set up shop around the neighborhood. It’s an outdoor party you shouldn’t miss, especially if you're looking for an immersive, authentic Warehouse District experience.

First Saturday Gallery Openings

first saturday art walk in nola warehouse district

Photo Credit: Marcella Correa

The first Saturday of every month from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., embark on a free, self-guided tour of the Warehouse District's best galleries. Here is a complete list of locations and hours.

Prospect 4

prospect 4 new orleans art event

Photo Credit: Marcella Correa

This city-wide exhibit runs through February 2018 and celebrates the 300th anniversary of New Orleans’ founding. Artists from around the globe will showcase work at both traditional galleries and non-arts spaces. Check out the website for a map to help you get around the city and find the exhibits.

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Cambria New Orleans Downtown Warehouse District
632 Tchoupitoulas Street,
New Orleans, LA 70130


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