Louisiana is our home. Louisiana is our pride and joy. We want everyone who crosses our path to experience what we do, create, and exist in a realm undisturbed by judgement. Portculture is a window into a music and arts society you normally wouldn’t experience upon first glance when visiting. Once you gaze into the looking glass, it’s forever hard to look away. When you come to New Orleans, you fall in love. It’s a natural effect. There’s nothing to be afraid of. Join us.
We are artists building a network meant to help others and bring about opportunity. This is entirely grassroots.
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.
Portculture is a growing network of brilliant creators. It’s almost daily we gain appreciation from our friends for the project’s mission and it’s really inspirational. It means the most to see our website hits rise too. More artist submissions have been coming in also, and that’s a really great sign. Again, if you want to participate in a new art series you can join us by submitting your information through our website. No time at all to do so, no fees, etc. Click this sentence to sign up. February’s art show is on the 24th. You can view the line up here.
Thank you for helping make this a reality. We are bringing in a ton of updates for our site over time. If you’re following our page you can watch these develop. Until next time..
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…”
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.
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.
Another year of pursuing creative projects is starring us down now. Deeper down the rabbit hole we’ll go. We can’t wait to share our ideas and what we plan to bring to the table to help better the lives of our artistic peers.
Thank you for the support as well, this is turning out better than expected.
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.