New Orleans enjoys a year-round celebration of unique cultural arts.
We opened NOLA Craft Culture to be a local resource for our folk art community and an opportunity to spotlight, encourage and expand the artistic treasures of our home.
For us it started with a love of glitter and a few hand-decorated throws. But we have discovered how much fun we have creating with others and how much we can learn from each other. Crafting is a way to express yourself, release your inner artist, break the ice, team build, bond, pass time, party, stand out, blend in, sparkle and pop. In this digital world, we could all use a little more handcrafting in our lives.
We live in a city brilliantly bedazzled with beads, feathers, sequins, rhinestones, and lots and lots of glitter.
Join us and discover that down here, in New Orleans, we plan our entire year around our craft culture.
This is not a hobby. This is a way of life.
It's not a hobby, it's a way of life.
It is the Craft Store of our dreams. When you come in we want you, too, to feel like a kid in a candy store...only surrounded with colorful glitter and feathers and imagination.
We also wanted to be able to shop locally. Why should New Orleans folk artists be purchasing outside of the city limits or from national chains?
We are proud to offer the best and newest and most amazing of everything! Now we can share it. And if we don't have it, tell us and we will find it! We are a young store and we want to learn all sorts of crafts so the inventory, and opportunities to learn new skills, will be expanding constantly.
GLITTER RHINESTONES ELEKTRA COSMETICs ADHESIVES FEATHERS CONFETTI FRINGE & TRIM HEADDRESSES
All of our customers are welcome to hang out in our workspace and learn from each other. It's open every day. But sometimes you want to learn a specific skill.
Would you like to learn to write with glue and glitter on the most amazingly decorated shoes, purses, sunglasses, goblets, wineglasses, and coconuts on the route? Sign up for a class and give in to the glitter.
Are you planning a New Orleans visit or wedding and want your bridal party to have exceptional, custom umbrellas for your post-wedding second line? Come in and we will lead your group to make amazing real New Orleans folk art you will treasure forever.
Are you looking for a corporate team builder like no other? Have you always wanted to learn to sew or make a fascinator hat?
We keep classes to sizes so everyone attending gets the best experience. We may have open classes you can join this week. See the schedule to book your spot.
Even more classes are coming soon. Many will be led by authentic Crafty Geniuses and New Orleans artisans:
Glittering Skills for Shoes, Purses, Goblets, Coconuts, Sunglasses, Wine Glasses, Plungers, Bottles, Corks, and more (yes we know there is lots more...)
Working With Transfers
- Glass Etching
- Headdresses & Fascinators
- Cutting Machine Basics
- Tie Dye
- Polymer Clay Design
- Sewing 101
Beading with a Mardi Gras Indian
Second Line Umbrella design
We're adding new classes all the time so keep checking in. And if you'd like to teach please reach out! We'd love to meet you and know about your craft.
New Orleans is known for Mardi Gras, jazz and outstanding cuisine. The cultural artisans of our city make all of these happen, and so much more.
We are proud to present The Indoor Art Mart, an offering of cultural crafts of New Orleans. Like our amazing community, The Indoor Art Mart is always changing and we are always finding new discoveries of talent and style. Many of the finds are by our instructors and our customers. They change seasonally and you have to grab them fast (because sometimes we grab them first.) In the market you can find anything from hand-crafted jewelry to useable glittered handbags to beautiful handmade Hanji boxes to wall hangings to outstanding headpieces, certain to make you the center of attention at any gathering. If you don't think you are crafty, chances are you can find the perfect craft here, already made.
Having a special event? We will hand-craft an iconic New Orleans item specifically for your event. You and your guests can take home a piece of New Orleans culture.
Nothing is better than a party that celebrates creativity. And your guests leave with a favor of their own making!
For children or adults, we can put together a NOLA Craft Culture party they will never forget.
Children's parties include instructor led craft project and materials. Host brings in food and drink.
Craft parties are fun for any age! You bring the refreshments and we provide the crafts.
Parties can be led with a craft instructor or easy going. It's up to you.
Maybe you just need a private space for you and a group of friends or your float riders to get together and glitter purses, shoes or toilet brushes...we have that space available too...and we don't mind the glitter.
But you don't need a party for an excuse to come over to NOLA Craft Culture. Grab your base, come buy some glitter and join us in the workroom. Pull up a chair and get your craft on!