Supernova artist



The second annual Greenway Supernova!

Supernova 2021 is back as an outdoor, light-based art exhibit. We are looking for artists, artist teams, and designers to illuminate the Greenway Station and Plaza. 




Call for Light-based Installations

Lafitte Greenway: Supernova Temporary Art Exhibit

Announcement Date: September 23, 2021

Submission Deadline: October 18, 2021

Eligibility: Artists, artist teams, designers

Maximum Budget: $1,200

Program Summary

Friends of Lafitte Greenway, in partnership with the New Orleans Recreation Development Commission (NORD), is calling on artists, artist teams, and designers to submit proposals for the second Supernova exhibit: December 9-11, 2021 at the Greenway Plaza and Station. Visit to learn more about last year’s exhibit, and to learn about what is in store for 2021. 

Supernova is an evening, light-based, public art experience that will celebrate light-based installations of local artists and designers to activate the Greenway Plaza and Station open-air building. Supernova is a free, public exhibit on the Greenway designed to be safe and socially-distanced in the midst of COVID-19, to respond to key community needs, and to fundraise for Friends of Lafitte Greenway through sponsorships and donations.



Sept. 23, 2021

  RFP Published

Oct. 12, 2021

  Pre-application site visit (Optional)

Oct. 18, 2021

  RFP Submission deadline

Oct. 28, 2021

  Artist selection notification

Nov. 2, 2021

  Selected artists site visit / Training

Dec. 2, 2021

  Fabrication deadline 

Dec. 9, 2021

  Supernova Opening Night

Dec. 9-11, 2021

  Supernova - Show Dates*

Dec. 11, 2021

  Supernova Closing Night

Dec. 12, 2021

  Tear down date



Program Goals

Through this program, we aim to:

  • Display light-based installations that will activate the Greenway Station and Plaza as a place that celebrates and reflects our local culture and inspires curiosity and creativity.
  • Support local artists and cultural bearers.
  • Support the beautification of our city, and increase civic pride through public art.
  • Bring life to the Greenway through arts and cultural placemaking, 
  • Enhance the everyday lives of New Orleanians of all ages.
  • Foster connections across diverse New Orleans communities along the Lafitte Greenway.
  • Promote joy, healing, and connectedness while maintaining COVID safety measures. 
  • Raise money for the Greenway programs and projects through sponsorships and donations.