Unusual, harsh weather didn’t stop everyone from going out Saturday night in New Orleans. Behind its doors, populace kept the Big Easy alive for our Art Market’s grand opening at Urban South Brewery. Blatantly defying the weather’s condition and acting as shields from the cold in January, Quesadilla Company’s food truck and the sounds of Austin Rapbaum rolled onto Tchoupitoulas Street, inviting anyone and everyone to come and celebrate with us. Each person was instantly greeted by games of cornhole, foosball and pool inside a factory seemingly made of beer, pallets, and brick.
It became quickly obvious that the night was more than an art market but, rather, a platform for artists to meet and collaborate. Behind the blinking strobe of arcade cabinets in the back, tables were made up of Goofy Froot and the usual suspects of Portculture. Smiles and cheers held onto their Urban South brews as they warmed.
Gavin McQueen’s Mood-lifting positivity echoed excitement throughout the night, solidifying that it was more than just a market. This night marked the beginning of a journey into a portal found deep underground; a vertex to which anyone can find a world of pop culture and art. Welcome to Thirdcoast.@etdeaux. music selection from @austinrapbaum & @friendkerrek ]