New Orleans Shops & Galleries

New Orleans Shops & Galleries

Depending on the economy of the times, New Orleans shops & galleries alternates between having several African-American establishments in the French Quarter, to only a couple. But even when its thin in the French Quarter, that’s just a great excuse to explore shops and galleries in other communities.

La Belle Galerie
DESCRIPTION: A small gallery featuring several thousand framed African Diaspora artworks and many more unframed pieces; ask owner Bernadette to show you the full range of exhibits sculptures, paintings, mixed media paintings, and limited edition prints by nationally recognized and local artists
DAYS & HOURS: Mon-Sat 10a-5p, Sun 11a-5p
ADDRESS: 1737 Esplanade Avenue, New Orleans, LA MAP
PARKING: on street
STREETCAR: None
PHONE: 504-529-3080
WEBSITE: http://www.labellegallery.com (coming)

Harold Clarke Atelier
DESCRIPTION: Harold Clarke, a brilliant designer brings haute couture in the form of bridal and formal occasion gowns. Jamaican born, Harold once owned a boutique in New York’s SoHo District has an objective to become a household name in fashion industry – what a nice marriage for his boutique in the French Quarter.
DAYS & HOURS: Mon-Sat 10a-6p
ADDRESS: 901 Iberville Street, New Orleans, LA MAP
PARKING: French Quarter garages
STREETCAR: Canal Streetcar
PHONE: 985-267-9770
WEBSITE: http://www.harold-clarke.com/our-store

Stella Jones Gallery
DESCRIPTION: Original artwork by local, national and international artists from the Africa and African Diaspora; gallery changes exhibitions every 6-8 weeks
DAYS & HOURS: Tue-Sat 11a-6p, Sun by appt
ADDRESS: 201 St. Charles Avenue, New Orleans, LA MAP
PARKING: Downtown garages
TRANSIT: Canal Streetcar
PHONE: 504-568-9050
WEBSITE: http://www.stellajonesgallery.com

Community Bookcenter
DESCRIPTION: The city’s largest collection of books and printed materials for and about the African Diaspora; call for their calendar dates of book signings and poetry reading. Housed in the same structure is Neighborhood Gallery, which functions like a co-op for visual artists, performing artists and writers.
DAYS & HOURS: Mon-Sat 10p-6p
ADDRESS: 2523 Bayou Road, New Orleans, LA MAP PARKING: on street
TRANSIT: Canal Streetcar
PHONE: 504-948-7323
WEBSITE: none

Spring Boutique
DESCRIPTION: An elegant-to-casual women’s clothing boutique that features a large inventory of gowns, Summer dresses, handbags, jewelry and lots of accessories
DAYS & HOURS: Mon-Sat 10a-6p
ADDRESS: 5525 Magazine Street, New Orleans, LA MAP
PARKING: on street
TRANSIT: St. Charles Streetcar
PHONE: 504-896-9185
WEBSITE: http://www.springboutique.net

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