Art on the Greenway

Permanent installations

Iris of Memory

Artist: William Nemitoff

As you move closer to “Iris of Memory,” the light within glows brighter, representing the power of memory to connect us to life, even when someone is no longer physically with us. The glowing bouquet embodies our urban greenscape and the need to protect our local and global environment. The flower is inspired by the Louisiana Iris, which is native to the coastal wetlands and planted nearby in the Greenway bioswales.  

An original artwork commissioned for the Lafitte Greenway by Friends of Lafitte Greenway, Arts Council New Orleans, and NORD with support from Elaine Ravich, the Greg Vorhoff family, and the City of New Orleans Percent for Art Program.

Find me @ The Greenway Plaza at Norman C. Francis Parkway

 

Turning (Prayer Wheels for the Mississippi River)

Artist: Michel Varisco

Photo Credit: Anna Latoff

Interactive sculpture that explores the influence of the Mississippi in shaping the lived human experience. The first public sculpture to be dedicated to the Greenway. Turning was commissioned by the Arts Council of New Orleans, the City, and featured in Prospect.4 Biennial. 

Find me @ Norman C. Francis Parkway roundabout.

 

  

Lafitte, Treme: Between the City and Me

Artists: Keith Duncan & Young Artists Movement (YAM)

Photo Credit: Anna Latoff

A 5-wall mural on the outside of Lemann pool. This piece was driven by a series of community led dialogues about racial reconciliation. The mural was a collaborative piece with Duncan. YAM, Welcome Table New Orleans Mid-City Circle, Prospect New Orleans, and the Arts Council of New Orleans. 

Find me @ N Prieur Street, riverside

 

  

 

Tree of Life 

Artist: Rick Sinnett

This colorful and energetic piece was inspired by the Susie Tree that survived the Oklahoma City Bombing of 1995. The mural was an interactive component of the Walk / Bike / Places Conference that was held in New Orleans in 2018 and was made possible by Sinnett, Massey's Outfitters, and the Project for Public Spaces. 

Find me on the Massey's Outfitters wall @ N. Carrollton Avenue, lakeside

 

Paul Pogba is Larger than Life

Artist: Brandan 'BMike' Odums 

The mural features soccer superstar, Paul Pogba, of Manchester United and the French National Team. In honor of the World Cup, B-Mike's mural is one of 3 'Larger Than Life' murals nationwide featuring 3 soccer superstars.

Find me @ 2500 St. Louis Street

  

 

BMike Mural

Artist: Brandan 'BMike' Odums

This mural showcases the history of the building, New Orleans' Coliseum Arena.

Find me across the baseball field and basketball court on the aluminum building on St. Louis Street

 

Find a map of the Greenway here and visit all the art it has to offer!

 

temporary installations

In addition to these permanent installations, Friends regularly curates temporary exhibits.

The FENCE

November 16, 2020 - February 28, 2021

Displayed trailside from N Norman C Francis Pkwy toward Broad Street, the FENCE was an extraordinary public photography project featuring the work of over 100 esteemed national photographers, with 6 hailing from New Orleans. New Orleans-based artists included Bruce Sunpie Barnes, Jourdan Barnes, Patrick Niddrie, Aria Mickenberg, Thom Bennett and William Widmer. The FENCE was presented by The New Orleans Photo Alliance in conjunction with Brooklyn-based Photoville. Learn more here. Above photo by Kayla M Stark.

2020 Supernova

 

 

2019 Ephemera

See our 2019 Ephemera temporary exhibit here.

 

Want to get involved? Friends is working to bring more art to the Greenway! Email Nellie Catzen to learn more about our Arts Activation Committee.