Today, July 26, 2019, Friends of Lafitte Greenway is thrilled to announce that the total commission for From Parking to Plaza: A Lafitte Greenway Public Art Challenge has been increased from $17,000 to $30,000! This project is a partnership between NORD, Arts Council New Orleans, and Friends of Lafitte Greenway.

From Parking to Plaza seeks to activate and celebrate a public space located at a critical juncture with regard to New Orleans’ history, ecology, and bicycle and pedestrian circulation systems. First developed for boats at the historic crossroads of Bayou St. John and the former Carondelet Canal, and later for cars as the driveway to the “Brake Tag Station” for motor vehicle inspections, the project begins the transformation of this unique site at the central node of New Orleans bike network into a place for people, community, and celebration--expanding the Greenway’s role as a cultural asset. 

The project is a commemorative work, made possible by a gift from Elaine Ravich, to celebrate the life and contributions of local artists, volunteers, mothers, and teachers, Deborah Vorhoff. Major support provided by Arts Council New Orleans.

Qualifications are due August 1st. To apply click here.

Announcement Date: July 1, 2019

Submission Deadline: August 1, 2019

Eligibility: Professional artists and artist teams

Maximum Budget: $30,000

More Details & Apply: Arts Council New Orleans Submittable

Sophie Vorhoff


Executive Director at Friends of Lafitte Corridor