ArtEgg Studios is a multi-use commercial rental building in New Orleans. A former produce warehouse, ArtEgg has 50 unique studios for rent. Located in MidCity under the Broad Street Overpass. Second floor units generally have great light, original flooring and access to a paint sink and freight elevator. First floor units, many of which are old coolers, tend to be larger with access from front, side and back loading docks. ArtEgg is a great community with 24/7 access, break areas, common spaces and ample parking.
Our community is comprised of artists including: painters, photographers, sculptors and a separate building for musicians. We have a number of businesses at ArtEgg, comprised of nonprofits, small businesses, and even a distillery and wine shop. All share a commitment to New Orleans and to culturally and environmentally sustainable development.
Fully rented prior to Katrina, ArtEgg was devastated yet the grand old structure survived. New roofs, electrical, sprinkler systems and environmental design elements such as solar tracking skylights, bamboo and recycled glass flooring, eco-friendly roofs and energy efficient fixtures are key elements of rebuilt ArtEgg.
The lush permaculture garden on ArtEgg’s Earhart side was destroyed by Katrina and is now redesigned and again a great space for contemplation. There is the “trainquility garden”, beds where the distillery grows herbs and places to meet and relax.
As the neighborhood grows and develops, so too does ArtEgg. In 2017, we launched Marche Creole, a second Sunday community market, to bring fresh produce, local crafts and artists together. Marche Creole is open from 10 -2 – tours of the building are available or by appointment. On Saturdays and Sundays from 10 - 2 Atelier Vie, is open to the public.
ArtEgg has three rooftop billboards. Our newest is the billboard that is on the corner of Earhart Blvd. and the S. Broad Overpass. It features Studios for Rent @ ArtEgg, Marche Creole, our second Sunday community market, and those businesses that are open to the public: Atelief Vie, a distillery; BreakOut!; N2N, a wine store and Studio 101 NOLA, music rehearsal and practice space.
The largest, facing the S. Broad Overpass, are routed alumalite letters in royal purple and in ArtEgg's font: Girl's are Weird. The other billboard faces Earhart and S. Dupre and is dedicated to Studio 101.