Street Artist’s in the French Quarter

The Living Portrait

The Living Portrait

From human statues to fortune tellers, New Orleans is the number one place to  experience the most unique street performers in the world. Visitors can find  some of the most interesting types of street artists year round. Painters, cartoonists, tarot card readers, musicians, dancers, jugglers, and magicians  can be found throughout the French Quarter, entertaining locals and tourists  alike. Enjoying the street art of the city is one of the least expensive  ways to appreciate the city, especially for those visitors or locals on a  budget. It is important to remember, however, that while the entertainment  and performances are done for free, many street artists make their living from  their talents. If by chance you take a photo or find yourself pleasantly entertained,  it is a kind gesture to provide a tip to the street  performer or artist. Tips help keep the street art of Crescent City alive and thriving!

Visitors can appreciate live jazz on the street near Jackson Square, while others  appreciate tumblers and jugglers near Café du Monde. Young writers, painters  and cartoonists come out at night, offering quick treats for bar crawlers  through Frenchman and Decatur Street. Because Royal Street is closed off to  traffic for most of the year, many street artists can be found  here. Mike the Construction Guy, Doreen’s Live Jazz, and an array of human  statues can be found on Royal Street at any given time. Bourbon Street and  Jackson Square are also great areas to have a fortune read or see stilt  walkers, jugglers, fire breathers and all sorts of crazy, eccentric characters.  It’s true when they say there is something for everyone in NOLA and the  same holds true for the city’s great street artists. During the morning, noon  and night, anybody can find street art that suits their own tastes and style.

Next time you’re in town, be sure to take a stroll with your friends and family  through the French Quarter and surrounding areas. The city’s fantastic street  artists will surely leave you with an experience you won’t soon forget and that  you’ll appreciate for a lifetime.

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