"I never wanted to own a gallery," says Jacob "Reptile" Martin, intertwining his arms like the shy kid on the playground. At 26, he is young to be the owner of an art gallery and studio space. With [...]
Matthew Sheard, 1239 Congress Street
The creators of 1239 Congress write bimonthly for NolaVie, covering happenings and people in their neighborhood.
When Christian Hardy suggested at one of our weekly meetings that we do a photography show, there was no debate. Within a week we had four artists who wanted to show their work. Then the number went [...]
Here is a video of the Tintypes, a New Orleans folk band that has played two acoustic shows at 1239 Congress. The Tintypes will be playing with Feral Foster, Jackson Lynch, Alynda Lee & Sam Doores today, May [...]
At dawn this Saturday, April 21, I'll be building a house from the ground up on the bayou. Not in a crazy Noah's ark, hearing God kind of way, but in preparation for the 2012 Earth Day [...]
A Party You Can Play At It started, as so many things in New Orleans do, with a casual conversation between two friends. Yuri Velez, a musician from NYC, was touring and looking for a place to play [...]
Since 2005 the city has struggled with the highest national rate of property blight. This problem has attracted thousands of young entrepreneurs with innovative ideas. Green spaces have sprung up across the city and art spaces have been [...]