Best Art Galleries of New Orleans


Most people think the best art galleries of New Orleans are on either Julia Street or in the French Quarter (Royal and Chartres Streets). But often people don’t think about Magazine Street galleries.

One of the most prominent galleries on Magazine Street for just under a decade was Guy Lyman Fine Art. It was located near other fine galleries between Louisiana and Napoleon Avenues. In 2017, in order to reduce expenses to allow for more investment in inventory at lower prices, Guy Lyman moved the gallery completely online. He named the business “New Orleans Art Exchange.” Today, it’s the premier site for New Orleans art by famous New Orleans artists. Louisiana art is shown on the site as well.

Artists with paintings included in the inventory include Robert Gordy, Ida Kohlmeyer, Robert Rucker and other famous artists. There are also lesser-known (and affordable) antique artists represented. A selection of contemporary New Orleans artists are included as well.

Specializing in traditional New Orleans art

New Orleans Art Exchange is today the ONLY business specializing in traditional New Orleans art. Most galleries, of course, sell the work of living artists, on a consignment basis.

All art is sold with a 125% money back guarantee. This gives buyer confidence that even though they often haven’t seen the work in person, they can simply return it if it is not to their taste.

The typical art gallery can display maybe 30 – 50 paintings at a time. New Orleans Art Exchange always has around 100 paintings on display at any time, and the inventory changes constantly. If you don’t see something you’re looking for, we can probably track it down through our many contacts in New Orleans and elsewhere.

The best art of New Orleans is online!

It’s always fun to walk around and peruse the galleries in New Orleans. But when you do, you will not see much (if any) work by famous, non-living artists of New Orleans. So when you’re thinking about the best art galleries of New Orleans, don’t only think of brick-and-mortar stores. Please check out our inventory for the work of these highly listed and wonderful New Orleans artists!


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