An incubator for emerging artists.
Believing in the creative magic that New Orleans inspires, the Old No. 77 Hotel & Chandlery’s Artist in Residence program invites an out-of-town artist to take up residence at the Warehouse Arts District hotel each summer during the month of July while the artist produces a collection of original works inspired by the Crescent City. Residing in the Warehouse District hotel this summer is Chase Cannon, and multifaceted artist hailing from a suburb of Indianapolis. While living in the Crescent City, Cannon has produced a collection of graphite drawings inspired by the unexpected finding of a book of photographs by photographer E. J. Bellocq, known for his portraits of women in New Orleans’ red light district, Storyville. Cannon’s solo show, “The Libertines” is the third visiting artist exhibition to debut at the hotel over White Linen Night in the Arts District. Past artists in residence include: KATE LEWIS In 2017, Kate Lewis, a Chicago-based artist, resided at the hotel while capturing the historic structures of New Orleans through large-scale black-and-white illustrations. THOMAS “TJ” KISER In summer 2016, Thomas “TJ” Kiser, a student at the Art Institute of Chicago, debuted as our first Artist in Residence. During his stay, Kiser kept a journal with writings and sketches of the architecture, people and places that sparked his imagination.