wwno – The Creative Alliance of New Orleans is offering a citywide venue for purchasing original works of art directly from the artists. Spokeswoman April Posch (posh) says people on the self-guided tours will also get a chance to see displays of residents' private collections.
"You get to go inside the homes and see the wonderful architecture as well. That's why this is so unique, because we're pairing the home tours with the art collections. And then you see what people's art collections are and how they display them in their homes, which actually helps people decorate on their own."
Homes are in the French Quarter, Garden District, Central Business District and other neighborhoods. Organizers say the art is affordable and in a variety of materials and styles that reflect the region. Ticket holders will also be able to attend a series of lectures scheduled during the event on the practice of art collection. Information on tickets is available at the Creative Alliance of New Orleans web site.
For WWNO, I'm Eileen Fleming