2018 National Planning Conference

Public Art & Placemaking in NOLA

Sunday, April 22, 2018 from 1:45 p.m. - 4 p.m. CDT

Location: Mobile Workshop Departure Area

CM | 2

Cost: $60.00

Activity Type: Mobile Workshops

Activity ID: NPC180032


  • How to incorporate publicly accessible public and private art in any community
  • Strategies for cultivating a collaborative relationship among private funding partners, public agencies, artists, and the general public
  • How to deal with potentially objectionable public art and evolving cultural values in the community


While New Orleans has always been a city of public art—from sculptures and murals to entertaining graffiti, street performers, and strange characters—in the last decade, the city has seen a proliferation of works by famous and soon-to-be famous artists. Tour iconic New Orleans neighborhoods and visit a wide variety of art installations and programmatic sites along major corridors and public spaces, including privately maintained artwork. This mobile workshop includes stops at the former locations of removed Confederate-era monuments, as well as a discussion of the monument-removal process and future site plans.

Mobile Workshop Guides

Daniel McElmurray
New Orleans, LA

Pamela Buckman
New Orleans Museum of Art
New Orleans, LA

Jessie Schott Haynes
The Helis Foundation
New Orleans, LA

Alphonse Smith
Arts Council New Orleans
New Orleans, LA

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