CANO Events

Upcoming Events

Living With Climate Change 2017

NEW ORLEANS ARTISTS TALK ABOUT THEIR WORK IN THE “LIVING WITH CLIMATE”  EXHIBITION AT CREVASSE 22 | RIVER HOUSE   Free Event with Jacqueline Bishop, Tina Freeman, and Allison Stewart   SUNDAY, APRIL 9, 2017 1 – 3PM 8122 SARO LANE, POYDRAS, LOUISIANA     As oceans rise, land sinks, floods wash in and out, we treasure nature Read More


Past Events

5th Annual Creative Industries Day on March 20th

UNESCO leader Felicia Rosita shares case studies of how communities world wide are working to grow their creative industries. Learn how Kim Chestney, head of Creative Industries Network in Pittsburg has fostered a productive collaboration with the Technology Council to advance the arts and cultural economies. Ed Morgan of Morgan and Co, a leading innovator in social media marketing, offers his perspective on marketing for creative producers and initiatives. Hear from artist and advocate Mitch Gaudet about how artists and public officials are re-branding St. Bernard Parish, once an agricultural and petro-chemical center as a new center for the creative industries


Anniversary Artist Call at CANO’s Creative Space at the Myrtle Banks Building.

Hurry! Submission Deadline quickly approaching! Tuesday, September 6, 2016 at 5:00 PM The Creative Alliance of New Orleans, is pleased to invite visual artists to submit work to an Open Call for our Anniversary Artists’ exhibits on. All artists who live, show work, or have held an artist residency in New Orleans are eligible to Read More


Juvenille in Justice

The Louisiana Center for Children’s Rights and its community partners are offering New Orleanians a glimpse into the hidden world of juvenile incarceration via a nationally acclaimed photography exhibit. Created by photographer Richard Ross, the Juvenile In Justice exhibit exposes the treatment of children in Orleans Parish Prison and jails across the country through powerful photographs and personal narratives


The 9th Ward Improv Opera

On August 27th and 28th, CANO will be presenting new performances of the “9th Ward Improv Opera,” a mixed-media presentation that expresses the struggle of 9th Ward citizens to rebuild and return home after Hurricane Katrina’s floods decimated their once close-knit community. The story is brought to life through spoken word, musical, dance, and visual arts that include creative content developed and presented by citizens of the Lower 9th Ward and New Orleans-based performers



The 2nd Annual Wetlands Art Tour is a daylong event happening on Saturday, May 9th throughout the city and in St. Bernard Parish. The event brings together over 100 artists, performers, scientists, and activist who are working on issues related to coastal land loss and wetlands restoration. Wetlands Art Tour aims to engage the community with this important topic, to inspire important conversations, and to take action


Creative Industries Day/Downtown NOLA Arts-Based Business Pitch

Creative Industries Day at Idea Village’s New Orleans Entrepreneur Week 2014 was, by all accounts, a great success. For those of you unable to attend, we are pleased to offer two videos on the luncheon talk and the panels below. Thanks to William Sabourin for shooting and editing them for us


Crevasse 22 Opening Brunch – 10.26.14

A photo gallery of the Crevasse 22 Opening Brunch


Myrtle Banks – Opening Luncheon

A photo gallery of the Opening Luncheon at Myrtle Banks


Bal des Artistes 2014

The Creative Alliance of New Orleans, CANO, will again transform the Morning Call Coffee House in City Park and the City Park Casino into a creative wonderland on February 20th, 2014, at 7:00 p.m. to present the Bal des Artistes. Extending its growing tradition of presenting the work of current artists of all disciplines in a fantasy setting for the benefit of its programs, CANO rethinks the creative spirit of the city’s Carnival traditions with new musical, theatrical, visual, and media elements that celebrate both the city’s bacchanalian spirit and newly innovative drive


CANO at New Orleans Entrepreneur Week

The Creative Alliance of New Orleans, CANO, and the Louisiana Cultural Economy Foundation, LCEF, will jointly present 3 panels on Tuesday from 9:00am until 12:30pm at Gallier Hall that focus on creative entrepreneurship, as part of New Orleans Entrepreneur Week. Register now at…seats are filling up quickly! Check out our panelists below! Panel 1: Read More


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