Greetings: the 8th Portculture arts exhibition is Saturday 8/18/18

That’s correct. This Saturday at Urban South we are celebrating the 8th instillation of the artisans show + exhibition. So far this entire year we have been hosting an array of talented souls from all over New Orleans and even other cities. We’re beyond grateful for the support that’s been given to our organization as we advance our goal of initiating the arts renaissance of the gulf-coast.

We are a catalyst to grander state of mind in relationship to the arts. We are a society of young art collectors, musicians, photographers, painters, sculptors, brand ambassadors, and more.

Thanks for supporting the growing collective of artists who show their works with us.

This was created from artists working together.

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Introducing Patrick Rulh, aka @dirty_funq


Introducing New Orleans based artist Patrick Rulh (aka @dirty_funq)
Patrick, 26, is an artist based in New Orleans. He came across Portculture from seeing posts on Instagram from artists floating around our society.

“I love this program”

“This gathering has increased the exposure of my art to a wider audience also allowing me to network effectively with a lot of fellow creatives in the city”

“It’s created an environment for me that helps provide a sense of belonging. Everyone I’ve met through Portculture so far has been incredibly genuine and supportive. There’s a lot of love here inspiring me to keep creating”

“I’m greatly influenced by the energy and aesthetics of my surroundings; the small nuances and details in things. Also seeing people create dope things plays a huge role in inspiring me to create. Whether it’s someone crushing a mural or watching somebody do a sick line in a skate video- seeing people push themselves to the limits makes me push harder to improve. All in all having the ability to create is essential to balancing my equilibrium and sense of self fulfillment”

We asked Patrick where does he see himself in the next year pursuing art here his reply was,

“I see myself continuing to network and improve my skills and vision as a creative. I’d like to display my artwork at a variety of venues across the city and also delve into video work a bit more.”

What do you love about New Orleans?

“I love New Orleans for its vibrant energy. Once you spend a substantial amount of time here, everywhere else seems boring. Nowhere else looks or feels like New Orleans.”

We definitely also had to find out what is your favorite Urban South Beer? Holy Roller 🍻

Find @dirty_funq and a collection of other brilliant artists this Saturday here at Urban South- 5 to 9PM we will be presenting a fresh wave of creativity.

Follow the palm trees #portculture  – Stick around for more artist features. xo 🌴🌴

Altars & Oceans. An Art Show by Ida Floreak.

You might have seen some of Ida’s work at some of our art showcases. More so you probably have seen her work at galleries around Royal St. and Magazine St. in New Orleans. Or you might have noticed her work adorning the walls of exhibitions and studio tours.

Ida specializes in a specific archetypal pattern placement of gemstones, insects, and hand gestures. These oil paintings speak through your mind leaving you inside the world she’s created for you to interpret. Some may use the terms “photo realism” in describing her work.

Ida grew up in Massachusetts while spending time on the weekends in Maine facing rocky beaches and the upper Atlantic Ocean. As a child she was very fond of admiring insects. You know, being the “supposedly odd” little girl playing with bugs and sharing her findings. It’s through these experiences as a child she carried over that appreciation into her work now in adulthood.

Left: Leeaux – Right: Ida Floreak

Alters and Oceans was the presentation of the inner workings of her mind.

We arrived early to ask a series of questions, being huge fans of her work, we had to get the goods before the crowd began rolling in.

Tell us what’s up!

Ida: I grew up in New England, Massachusetts. I lived in Maine for a little while as I was really little. There were rocky beaches and tidal pools.

Are these beetles that you have seen or are they ones you imagine?

A lot of these are found and collected and from volunteering at the insect-terrarium.

How long have you been living in New Orleans?

I’ve been living in New Orleans for a little over seven years and It’s been about two or three years where I decided to begin painting full time.

I worked in the movie industry at first for quite a while. That took up most of my time and soon I looked down one day and realized I haven’t created a painting in like two years! I was miserable!

Do you plan to take art and make a living from this (because we’re sure you can)

Oh yeah yeah! It’s getting there, you know. I’m not rolling in it!

How did you get connected to getting the show?

The Ten Gallery is a collective I’m apart of. I’ve been apart of almost since I moved here. There’s about ten of us. Kind of where the name came from. Sometimes there’s fifteen. Sometimes there’s seven, but we all kind of pay monthly. Through this I am in charge of hanging my work, wine and snacks, you know.

Do you think there are like.. witches that collect your work?


How long does it usually take to work on a piece?

It depends! Sometimes it’s like a month or two (in reference to larger pieces)

During the day how much time do you dedicate to a piece?

I try to be in the studio from 8am to 5pm at least. I’m not working full-time, but I try to treat it like that. It’s important, it’s so easy to y’know, there’s no boss. You’re your own boss. There’s always something you can be doing. From start to finish. For oil paintings I can finish relatively quickly. I can knock one out in a couple of days. You know when you’re on a roll, you hit  something and just keep going.

We began admiring her work and ended up lost in them. Transmission ended.

Despite the weather, her friends, fans, and new lovers of her work piled in sharing complimentary wine and discussing the immense detail in each piece.

We look forward to sharing more of her work as time goes on. We hope that her career blossoms to where more high end collectors begin understanding the magick that truly exist within these delicate pieces.

For more of Ida’s work here are a few links to connect with her ::

Ida Floreak

Instagram @idafloreak | ELLO | Facebook |

Saturday, March 24th 2018 – Our Third Edition Artisans Show & Market

Located along the Mississippi River in New Orleans, Louisiana rests a dedicated society of crafts makers. Throughout the week beer masters get to work daily brewing up some of the finest beer being served up along the Gulf-Coast. It’s when once a month that other emerging talented crafts makers of the arts assemble along side these beer gods under one roof.

When this happens a portal opens up at Urban South Brewery, and we become the gatekeepers. Welcome to Portculture.

We are a society of artists and musicians helping build artistic value by showcasing some of the most talented New Orleans based artists and creators who find themselves inevitably mixed into our network. The greatest gift to the world we could possibly give is creating opportunity for the hard working artist. Portculture began by supporting the dedicated  artist and it’s always carried this mission. Don’t let anyone tell you otherwise.

Portculture is a collection of talent. When you make your adventure to New Orleans, we hope you end up scheduling a day to visit the portal we are opening. The Portculture x Urban South art show weekends are turning out to become a majority of the public’s favorite Saturday to discover new artists. We are fulfilling our purpose and it really means a lot to the team and family behind this.

The next artisans show & market is taking place April 21st, 2018. This will be our fourth edition art show. This date is right between French Quarter Fest & Jazz Fest. We look forward to seeing the friends and family who are able to make it out. We imagine a ton of art collectors will be in town, so we hope this becomes a go-to during that time.

Portculture is the arts renaissance of the Gulf-Coast.

RSVP for a facebook reminder here, or email us for a personal reminder at

( p.s. here’s the video from our February 24th artisans show )



Thank you for making our second edition artisan show a success.

It’s truly a honor to have been able to gather again at Urban South Brewery for the arts. We worked the entire day in partnership with Urban South’s beer release and presented a fresh showcase of visual art, taxidermy, glass blowing, brands, painters, and more. Thank you so much for our patrons and philanthropists of the arts. This creative community is the life blood for a future generation that decided to build and foster a community by setting foundation where expression and passion rule.

Together we are the arts renaissance of the gulf-coast.

March 24th is the next art show and we’re expecting this line-up of creators to really leave you in awe. Please rsvp and set a reminder here, or via facebook.

#Portculture: an Art Experience. [February 24th]

Join us Saturday, February 24th for the second edition of the Portculture artisans show. We’re celebrating February with a new array of creators and designers as well as featuring close friends who make some of the illest jewelry ever. We are going to have some brand new pieces of our own as well. Can’t wait to share! Save the date.

Set a Facebook reminder if you need to.

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The Renaissance Will Not Be Televised #portculture

Our two colleagues Ben Guidry and Myron Saul (together known as thestreetcorner), are hosting an arts and hip-hop social in Lafayette, Louisiana.

We want to take this moment to introduce the duo as Portculture’s representatives/ambassadors currently based in Lafayette. They produce outstanding and catchy bodies of work musically and are highly active in the scene around them. Ben Guidry released a Portculture exclusive track November of 2016 as his politically charged project called Awkward Glances. Myron also publishes music as Lucid Dreams. In late 2017, Myron released his EP the Delicate Finesse, and you can listen to it here.

Join them this weekend for their event Won’t Be Televised at The Wurst Biergarten (537 Jefferson St. Lafayette, LA)

taken from the event page:

“This Friday at The Wurst Biergarten, thestreetcorner will be hosting WON’T BE TELEVISED, a hip hop and art event like no other in Acadiana. Only a $5 cover. Featuring performances by well known Lafayette hip hop acts Loaded Team Porch Squad, Armed Rhymery, NEFA Records, and Swelly Swell! We’ll also have Swollen Ant in the building keeping everyone laced up in the FRESHEST gear. We fightin’ hard this year as artists, our weapons of choice… a pen and a mic. The revolution…”

LINKS : / facebook / thestreetcorner

ALSO: released today [ 1/24/18 ]


Portculture is you. Portculture is us.

We lack words for how incredible the evening was for our grand opening art show and market. From a rooted artistic point of view, we consider what happened last night to be a forward step for arts culture and the society of philanthropy. We watched art being sold right off the walls. We witnessed collectors meet and greet new or familiar artists and take their work home with them. Urban South Brewery was brimming with creativity and culture. It was SUCH a honor to host with our family there.

We have so many people to thank. We already began calling our peers and thanking them for coming out, not even kidding we wanted to hug everyone in the room at the same time.

Thank you for helping us reach a new level. Last nigh was something FOR the artist, it’s our job together to move culture forward. Thank you for supporting the arts and helping keep us alive.

We hope you enjoy the photos captured from our journey.

View all photos here.

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The next art show is taking place February 10th.

Tropical Urban Street Magic (TUSM) #portculture

We’re bringing in another year of art and music celebration. We were inactive after spring of 2017 getting other projects rolling behind the scenes. We’re now able to sustain this vast of a vision more effectively with a few new platforms, so thank you again for the patience.

We have an art show on Saturday, January 13th. We’re inviting the public to join us at Urban South Brewery. 5PM. This project features a roster of gulf-coast’s rather loved creators in the tap room as a new artisan show & market. It’s real inclusive, just sign-up and share the posts, tag us, etc. No vendor fees is the wave for 2018.

Starting January we will also be releasing artist features on our Ello (the creator’s network) page. It will accumulate views as time goes on from the network that already explores the site. We encourage you to make the switch if you are over facebook content and would rather more of a relevant artistic news feed.

We’re curating a lot of special projects this year for the tricentennial. Sign up to get our emails.