Art on Oak at Symphony Book Fair 2014

Join us for some fantastic Art on Oak, this Saturday, at the Symphony Book Fair Warehouse! It is from 10:00 AM- :00 PM, located at 8605 Oak Street.

Lot of art & prints, paintings, and posters framed and unframed for sale!! Vast collection of art begins at $!!  You don’t want to miss out on this exciting event!

Proceeds will benefit the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra!


Rabbit Ears Presents: Folk and Outsider Art Show

Rabbit Ears Folk Art

Rabbit Ears presents Folk and Outsider Art including Willie White, Mose T., R.A. Miller, Steve Burnley, Sean Starwars, Mark Andresen, Ed Taylor, Marcia Gotschalk, Jeff Zenick plus African sign painting, American folk & visionary art

Amateur art; Paint-By-Number and random scrawls and blips by anonymous tortured or inspired souls…

Opening, Friday May 2; 6-9pm


Open late on Fridays & Saturdays for Jazz Fest

Get details here.

Sew Fabulous Beginning Summer Camp

Come learn to sew during a week of fun filled activities at Sew Fabulous! Ages 9 and up are welcome, sewing machines are provided for use during camp. Campers will learn how to independently thread and operate a sewing machine, while making several fun items. Camp is Monday-Friday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. starting in June. Details and photos of camp items are all right here.  


Oak Street’s Little Free Library

Did y’all know that Oak Street has a Little Free Library in the 8700 block? Follow Oak Street’s Little Free Library on Facebook for book updates!

Oak Street's Little Free Library

What is a Little Free Library?

It’s a “take a book, return a book” gathering place where neighbors share their favorite literature and stories. In its most basic form, a Little Free Library is a box full of books where anyone may stop by and pick up a book (or two) and bring back another book to share. Read all about it here.


Photo by Ciera Holzenthal

Krewe of Oak Silent Auction


Krewe of Oak Silent Auction raising money for MidSummer Mardi Gras

Tuesday April 29th, 6-9pm Maple Leaf Bar

Featuring a special performance by

101 Drummers featuring Big Chief Juan Pardo as well as a performance by Tap Dat.

Lots of great items from local restaurants, shops, artists, and fishing trips to be up for auction!

Local Art and Gifts Available at Detour

New Orleanians and tourists who want a unique variety of local art and gifts are sure to find something that pleases at Detour. There is a wide variety of handmade, locally sourced and produced goods, including: jewelry, clothing, skateboard decks with original art, fine art, hand-painted wine glasses, the official WWOZ cookbook, and much more for all ages.


Owner, Tonya M. Pinner of Slidell, chose Oak Street because she loves the friendly atmosphere of the area. She was instantly given a warm welcome by both residential and commercial neighbors. Along with the diversity of styles and backgrounds, she loves the feeling of recognition for everyone that walks down the street. “Everybody has their own thing and it’s not only accepted, but appreciated” says Tonya. She believes that everything about the city of New Orleans is seen on Oak Street. With several great options for food, music, and art she feels that her location is a perfect setting for everything that Detour has to offer.


Tonya’s passion for the culture of this city is what motivates her to keep her business as local as possible. The t-shirts are sourced and printed right here in town. Even the checkout counter and many of her displays are hand crafted from reclaimed wood from The Green Project in the Marigny.


Detour officially opened during PoBoy Fest of last year. It has given tourists that typically have a 1 to 2 hour wait for dinner at Jacques-Imo’s, a refreshing alternative to the downtown souvenir market. Even during my visit, fellow neighbors dropped in to shop and chat with Tonya about her business.


Detour is located at 8309 Oak St, directly across from Chiba. Hours are Tuesday-Saturday from 10am to 7pm.

You may also visit their Facebook page or call 504-862-NOLA (6652) to find out what’s in store at Detour!

Winter Weather Advisory

Snow in NOLA by Zander White

Dear friends and residents of District A,

Please prepare yourselves for dangerous winter conditions over the next few days. An arctic front will arrive in the New Orleans area on Tuesday and is forecasted to send temperatures to below freezing levels until Thursday morning.

All public schools and government buildings – including City Hall – will be closed until Thursday. All of our first responders will be on duty during this time.

There could be ¼ inch of ice, and possibly snow, on the roads. PLEASE stay off the roads unless it is absolutely necessary for you to drive. The City will begin laying sand on elevated roadways at 4 a.m. Tuesday. That work could cause closures in the area. Non-elevated roadways will not be salted or sanded.

Some areas could see power outages lasting three to five days. Please call 1-800-Entergy to report any outages.

The Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport reports that airlines are canceling most, if not all, flights Tuesday. They have not released any information on the status of flights Wednesday. Please contact your airline for updated flight information.

Transportation officials are already preparing de-icing procedures to begin Tuesday night, and major highways could be closed if they become too dangerous. Mayor Landrieu also warned residents not to leave their cars parked under trees, especially those with large limbs.

Streetcar service will be cancelled Tuesday and Wednesday, replaced by buses that will run citywide unless/until the roads are deemed too unsafe.

There will be no garbage or recycling pick-up Tuesday or Wednesday. Services will resume on your next scheduled pick-up day.

Call 9-1-1 to report an emergency or 3-1-1 for any other issues.

Check in at for updated information and/or to sign up to have emergency alerts sent to your phone.

Please be careful and check on elderly neighbors and those with special needs!

Councilmember Susan Guidry


Photo by Zander White