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


Living With Climate Change

CANO and Crevasse 22 I River House invites St. Bernard and neighboring parishes to attend a series of citizen/designer collaborative workshops, or charrettes, beginning on June 18, with a second session in mid August, and a final session and presentation in late fall, 2016. Join us for the new “Living with Climate Change” events and Read More


Honoring Willie White

The Creative Alliance of New Orleans (CANO) is pleased to be able to present the largest known solo exhibition of Willie White’s work, only blocks from where he made and exhibited these works on his porch. His work reflects the powerful creative life of our city that CANO aims to better support by raising awareness of the cultural value of the work being produced here, and by attracting greater investment in the creative economy. This exhibition continues our series of exhibitions in our Creative Space at Myrtle Banks honoring the pioneers of Central City and other New Orleans neighborhoods.


NOEW 2016

CREATIVE INDUSTRIES SUMMIT EXPLORES BEST WAYS TO HELP CREATIVE BUSINESSES, PRODUCERS, AND ARTISTS FLOURISH – Leaders from Detroit, Houston, and Jackson, with Louisiana entertainment and arts leaders, will share their secrets for growing creative center


Downriver Art Home Tour and Sale from Holy Cross to Poydras, LA

The “Downriver Art Home Tour and Sale,” just weeks before Christmas, included local artworks for sale. Close to a dozen sites on the tour included artists’ studios, homes with art collections, galleries, and the River House | Crevasse 22 located at a bucolic site adjacent to the levee of the Mississippi River in Poydras,


Remembering Allan Toussaint

Index Magazine – “Allen Toussaint” with JEANNE P.


A Day in the Country at the River House | Crevasse 22

  In Poydras, Louisiana Visitors are invited to bring easels, paints, or drawing pads, friends and family, and their stories to the beautiful site of the River House I Crevasse 22 on Saturday, November 7th, from 11am – 4pm. The Creative Alliance of New Orleans and the Torres I Burns Trust are hosting a mellow 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


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