Rebuilding NoDaRioty

After a hiatus of a few years, NoDa’s arts committee has reorganized under new leadership. Recently elected board member Sema Yap and former NoDa News editor Jillian Mueller are heading up the revamped NoDaRioty. After only two meetings, participation is high, and creative ideas are abundant.

Potential projects for the near future include art skills workshops taught by our own talented neighbors, a film festival, revamping the poster kiosk at 36th and Davidson Streets, pavement painting, and micro-grants for emerging artists. Work has already begun on an interactive art tour. Look for details on that exciting project in a future edition of NoDa News.

Founded in 2007, NoDaRioty has brought the neighborhood such art-infused events as the All Arts Market, NoDa Studio Crawls, Pimp My Gnome, and NoDa Roxx, as well as sponsoring Krampus Krawls. Using funds raised through the All Arts Market, NoDaRioty was able to help finance William Puckett’s Matheson Bridge Mural, Theron Ross’ metal sculpture at the North Davidson Street bridge near Faison Avenue, as well as some grants for Behailu Academy.

Please consider getting involved with this group that works to preserve NoDa’s creative culture and to promote artists and artistic opportunities. NoDaRioty meets on the third Thursday of every month at 6:30pm at Boudreaux’s. We hope to see you on April 21. Email for more information.