Collection of Large-Scale Murals in Downtown New Orleans

Unframed presented by The Helis Foundation, a project of Arts Council New Orleans,brings the vibrancy of New Orleans Arts District from the gallery walls into the streets.

Unframed presented by The Helis Foundation, a project of the  Arts Council New Orleans launched in summer 2019 with the unveiling of five new murals throughout the Arts District New Orleans. Unframed presented by The Helis Foundation is the first multi-mural exhibition of large scale artwork in Downtown New Orleans.

The exhibition now includes seven murals commissioned by local and international artists after open calls. A selection committee reviewed hundreds of submissions during the two open calls for artists, selecting a diverse slate of artworks to add to the exhibit.

The Unframed presented by The Helis Foundation exhibit includes:

  • Etam Cru (Poland): 600 O’Keefe St.
  • Team A/C (New Orleans): 746 Tchoupitoulas St.
  • MOMO (New Orleans): Ogden Museum of Southern Art, 925 Camp St.
  • Brandan “B-Mike” Odums in partnership with Young Artist Movement (New Orleans): 636 Baronne St.
  • Carl Joe Williams (New Orleans): 827 Tchoupitoulas St.
  • Danaé Brissonnet (Quebec): 315 Julia St.
  • Jessica Strahan (New Orleans): 730 Baronne St.

Muralist selections were made by the Unframed presented by The Helis Foundation selection committee comprised of:

  • Andrea Andersson, Founding Director and Chief Curator of Rivers Institute for Contemporary Art & Thought
  • Brandan B-Mike Odums, Artist and Curator of Studio BE
  • Chris Alfieri, Esq., Arts District New Orleans Resident and President & Board Chair, Prospect New Orleans
  • Danielle Del Sol, Executive Director, Preservation Resource Center of New Orleans
  • Leslie-Claire Spillman, Director and Curator at Soren Christensen Gallery and Board Member of Arts District New Orleans
  • William Andrews, Director of The Ogden Museum of Southern Art

As New Orleans’ largest signature mural collection, Unframed presented by The Helis Foundation helps generate economic benefit for artists, stimulate pedestrian traffic in the area, and reinforce New Orleans’ position as a national and international destination for contemporary art.


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