New Orleans Craft Resources

New Orleans is a very creative city, there is so much to see and do here at any given time! Below you’ll find plenty of resources related to arts & crafts – everything from where to take a class, to where to buy supplies to regularly ongoing events. Have a resource not listed here? Please email us and let us know at mallory [!AT] neworleanscraftmafia.com

Websites

ArtsNewOrleans
Arts Council of New Orleans
Culture Collision

Etsy Teams

Etsy Nola. Etsy Nola on Facebook.
Handmade Louisiana. Handmade Louisiana on Facebook.

Ongoing Events

Frenchmen Art Market
7pm – 1am, Thursdays through Saturdays, 6pm – midnight on Sundays, every weekend
619 Frenchmen Street

SpunCrossroads
10am – 4pm, every Saturday of every month
New Orleans Healing Center, 2372 Saint Claude Ave

Freret Market
noon – 5pm, 1st Saturday of every month, except July & August
intersection of Freret Street and Napoleon Avenue

Piety Street Market
11am – 4pm, 2nd Saturday of every month
The Old Ironworks, 612 Piety Street

OCH Art Market
10am – 3pm, 2nd Saturday of every month
Zeitgeist, 1618 Oretha C Haley Blvd

Arts Market of New Orleans
10am – 4pm, LAST Saturday of every month
Palmer Park, intersection of Carrollton & Claiborne Avenues

Looking for more art markets and craft shows? Check our events page, or take a peek at the NOLA Arts and Crafts Shows Facebook page.

NOCM member Mallory of Miss Malaprop has also compiled many helpful resources on this page: How to make a living as an artist or crafter!

You might also want to check out her e-book: How to Make Money at Craft Shows

Classes

Hancock Fabrics
# 21 Westside Shopping Center N
Gretna, LA 70053
(504) 367-5761
sewing classes

Hancock Fabrics
4310 Waverly St
Metairie, LA 70006
(504) 455-9111
sewing classes

Longue Vue House and Gardens
7 Bamboo Road
New Orleans, LA 70124
(504) 488-5488
art classes for adults and kids

New Orleans School of Art & Craft
3620 Royal Street
New Orleans, LA 70117
(504) 944-7900
classes in metalsmithing, mosaics, sculpture, mixed media, puppet and marionette making, papermaking, bookbinding, calligraphy and more

Thomas Mann studioFLUX Jewelry Making & Metalsmithing School
1812 Magazine Street
New Orleans, LA 70130
(504) 581-2111
classes in jewelry making and metalsmithing

Sew Fabulous
8723 Oak Street
New Orleans, LA 70118
(504) 571-9730
sewing classes & private lessons

Supplies

Baltazor Bridal Fabrics & Laces
PO Box 8116
Metairie, LA 70011
(504) 889-0333
fabric stores, bridal

The Bead Shop
4612 Magazine Street
New Orleans, LA 70115
(504) 895-6161
beads & jewelry supplies

Bette Bornside
2733 Dauphine Street
New Orleans, LA 70117
(800) 221-9276
knitting, crochet supplies

Broadway Bound Costumes Inc
2737 Canal St
New Orleans, LA 70119
(504) 821-1000
fabric stores, costumes

David Art Center
3828 Veterans Memorial Blvd, Ste 108
Metairie, LA 70002
(504) 888-3630
art supplies

Dixie Art Supplies
5440 Mounes Street, Ste 108
New Orleans, LA 70123
(504) 733-6509
art & airbrush supplies

Fabrixx
1828 Veterans
Metairie, LA 70005
(504) 831-7416
fabric store (mostly interior design fabrics)

Forstall Art Supplies
3137 Calhoun Street
New Orleans, LA 70125
(504) 866-4278
art supplies

Garden District Needlework Shop
2011 Magazine St
New Orleans, LA 70130
(504) 558-0221
knitting, crochet, and needlepoint, plus classes

Gary’s Arts, Craft & Needlework
3109 18th Street
Metairie, LA 70002
(504) 834-5258
general craft, jewelry, and needlework

Hancock Fabrics
# 21 Westside Shopping Center N
Gretna, LA 70053
(504) 367-5761
fabrics, notions, & sewing classes

Hancock Fabrics
4310 Waverly St
Metairie, LA 70006
(504) 455-9111
fabrics, notions, & sewing classes

Jefferson Variety Store
239 Iris Ave
New Orleans, LA 70121
(504) 834-5222
costume fabrics, trim, etc.

Jo-Ann Fabrics & Crafts
1111 Veterans Memorial Blvd
Metairie, LA 70005
(504) 834-2910
fabric & craft supplies

Jo-Ann Fabrics & Crafts
7000 Veterans Memorial
New Orleans, LA 70112
(504) 456-2083
fabric & craft supplies

Lizano’s Glass Haus
3400 Cleary Ave
Metairie, LA
(504) 454-1145
art glass, tools, supplies for traditional stained glass, fused glass, and mosaics

Mes Amis Quilt Shop
6505 Spanish Fort Blvd.
New Orleans, LA 70124
(504) 284-3455
fabric, notions and classes

Michaels
1601 Westbank Expy
Harvey, LA 70058
(504) 361-5477
art & craft supplies

National Art & Hobby
5835 Magazine St
New Orleans, LA 70115
(504) 899-4491
art supplies

Needle Arts Studio
115 Metairie Rd, Suite B
Metairie, LA 70005
(504) 832-3050
knitting & needlepoint supplies

Needlework Vault
1927 Sophie Wright Place
New Orleans, LA 70130
(504) 528-9797
needlepoint, knitting, and crochet

Promenade Fine Fabrics
1520 Saint Charles Ave
New Orleans, LA 70130
(504) 522-1488
fine fabrics, ribbons & trim

Spot Colors
8718 Oak Street
New Orleans, LA , 70118
(504) 729-8745
cross stitch supplies, handmade jewelry, notecards, magnets

String A Bead
4409 Chastant Street
Metairie, LA
(504) 780-7575
beads, jewelry supplies & classes

String A Bead
1525 Lapalco Blvd # 16
Harvey, LA
(504) 368-6575
beads, jewelry supplies & classes

Tandy Leather Factory
7917 Airline Drive
Metairie, LA 70003
(504) 737-3434
leathercraft supplies

The Quarter Stitch
629 Chartres Street
New Orleans, LA 70130
(504) 522-4451
knitting, crochet, and needlepoint

Miscellaneous

ArtEgg Studios
1001 S. Broad Street
New Orleans, LA 70125
(504) 822-4002
art studios for rent

Louisiana Crafts Guild Gallery
608 Julia Street
New Orleans, LA 70130
an organization of juried fine crafts artisans

RHINO Contemporary Craft Gallery
333 Canal Street, The Shops at Canal Place – Second Level
New Orleans, LA 70130
(504) 523-7945
cooperative of Louisiana fine crafts artists

Business Resources

Stay Local!
Since 2003, Stay Local! has connected local, independently owned businesses in the Greater New Orleans area to resources, new markets, and each other.

GNOInfo.com
Business Assistance Directory

Louisiana Small Business Development Center
low- or no-cost guidance and training for small business owners and potential owners

New Orleans Small Business Resource Guide

UEP 2.0, a free program of the Kauffman Foundation
John Laurie, New Orleans director
(504) 267-9331

Women’s Business Resource Center
3308 Tulane Avenue, Suite 301
New Orleans, LA 70119
(504) 620-9647