Warehouse/Arts District

 

The Warehouse District, also known as the Arts District, was originally established in the 19th century as an industrial area to store grain, coffee, and produce shipped through the Port of New Orleans.

The transformation of this district began in 1976 with the opening of the Contemporary Arts Center. In the abundant and open warehouse spaces, the art community saw the potential for creating, storing, and displaying art. Today more than 25 galleries, most located on Julia Street, call the district home. The National World War II Museum, one of the most popular attractions in New Orleans, also resides in this neighborhood.

Warehouse District Neighborhood Association