NoLA Rising is a non-profit art initiative that promotes accessibility to art regardless of socio-economic status and aims to broaden perspective and opinion on public art. NoLA Rising began as a loose assembly of New Orleans artists and art enthusiasts intent on using the visual arts to revitalize a city devastated by one of the worst disasters in U.S. history.
Through the medium of community creative arts projects, NoLA Rising intends to reclaim and solidify New Orleans’ standing as the cultural capital of the South. It will also further the broader goal of encouraging a cultural renaissance by engaging the community to work together to enhance the city’s aesthetic quality through public artwork. NoLA Rising believes that participation in the visual arts not only helps to beautify our vibrant community and celebrate our cultural heritage, but also empowers the individual by facilitating creativity and aiding in the discovery of personal potential.