CHANCES ARE YOU’VE DRIVEN DOWN POYDRAS STREET WITHIN THE PAST 6 YEARS. And if you have, you’ve seen tons of art exhibits lining the median. These wonderful color pieces have been a fixture on the street for over half a decade.
Yesterday the exhibit grew even larger as 5 new sculptures were installed. Known as The Poydras Corridor Sculpture Exhibition, the sculptures are presented by The Helis Foundation in partnership with Sculpture for New Orleans, the Ogden Museum of Southern Art, and The City of New Orleans Department of Parks and Parkways.
The corridor was founded in 2013 as an initiative of the non-profit organization, Sculpture for New Orleans, and has quickly become the South’s leading rotating public sculpture exhibition. Sculptor Michael Manjarris founded Sculpture for New Orleans shortly after Hurricane Katrina with the mission of lifting the spirits of the people of New Orleans through public art and providing local and regional artists the opportunity to show in a public venue.
The foundation has installed over 35 sculptures by artists of local and international acclaim on Poydras Street between Convention Center Boulevard and South Galvez.