A New Level of Interaction

This summer we will be introducing a new way to interact with the Portculture network.

As you already can imagine, with growth comes a grip of updates with us. We are elated to share these announcements. It’s only natural that we begin exploring new avenues to gain more exposure and visibility for not just us but the artists we support and showcase.

We’ve been working with the incredible team at Ello, “the creator’s network”, helping our artists gain exposure from an entirely different platform. At our fifth instillation of the Portculture art show we announced our pledge to the site and provided their Not For Print publications, stickers, and enamel pins for the audience to indulge. Hopefully our readers remember that. From this we no longer desire to post into the void of Facebook sharing our art and story. For Facebook we will: publish updates/articles made to our site, share announcements/accomplishments, and publish events for our remaining audience to help discover when we are hosting an exhibition or concert tour.

Using Ello our artwork is much more appreciated by true fans of art who flock to the site to explore and discover new artists and creators. Yes. This is a new frontier for creativity. No. Ello isn’t for everyone. Which is fine. We plan to use our account to showcase and feature artists in New Orleans to our growing network on Ello’s platform. We also will use our platform to share private events and behind the scenes growth for Portculture.

Don’t be a square. Follow us. [ www.ello.co/portculture ]

This summer we will be regularly activating our email newsletter. This is actually really exciting as we launched an email update the other day and it was received well by our friends who have been subscribed to us since the origin of our website. No unsubscribes even after we gave the option to. Who knows. Portculture isn’t for everyone either. Subscribe: join us here.

A good way to also RSVP for reminders for anything Portculture related is to email rsvp@portculture.org stating you’re interested in being in the loop of our art events. This also allows you to be guest-listed at a majority of our events by receiving discounts on entry when there is an option for it.

The next art show will be on June 23rd at Urban South. If you are an artist interested in showcasing your work please make sure you give us your information. The sign up is really easy and takes no more than five minutes to fill out. Giving us your information helps locate you to remain in contact as well as send you the run down for the event. (Including flier, event details, set up, break down, etc.) Don’t sleep on this. It’s a solid opportunity to sell your art in the middle of the summer. Just plan with us. RSVP today.

Hope you’re enjoying life right now. We hope you’re remaining inspired. Being an artist is a wild lifestyle. Our team is dedicated to making sure we clear a new path for the dedicated artist. We are the gulf-coast art renaissance.

More updates soon to come. Music releases, artist interviews, and more coming up.


The Fifth Instillation of Portculture at Urban South Brewery

Saturday May 19th we celebrated the fifth instillation of the Portculture art show at Urban South Brewery. We had the honor of hosting this show in partnership with Pecha Kucha – a global network where creatives share their stories over a slideshow of images in a 20 x 20 format (20 slides with 20 seconds per slide). During the same time we announced our pledge to the ELLO creator’s network platform.

ELLO is a new social network platform that’s geared to helping artist gain more visibility and opportunity with their Artist Invite technology. They participate in global artists call helping artists have their work placed in galleries and publications across the globe.

We had the honor of introducing their site live to our audience before it begins spreading across the city of New Orleans.

Major thanks yet again to the many who supported our project and has allowed it to grow. Huge shout out to our family at Urban South Beer for keeping the arts scene thriving in New Orleans. It’s incredible to see how much we have accomplished in five months.

Our programs continue to evolve, please join us as we begin even newer chapters to empower the artists in New Orleans. Follow our story on ELLO to see featured artists and a behind the scenes look at our journey unfolding.
( ELLO @portculture )



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 rsvp@portculture.org

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