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A Gallery for Fine Photography -- 322 Royal St., 568-1313 -- Rare books and photographs by acclaimed artists such as Ansel Adams. Open 9:30-6 Mon-Sat, 10:30-6 Sun. (S-3)Barrister's Gallery -- 1724 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd., 525-2767 -- Fine folk and tribal art and decor from the South and around the world. Open 10-5 Mon-Sat. (N-4)

Berta's & Mina's Antiquities -- 4138 Magazine St., 895-6201 -- Southern folk art (as displayed in the House of Blues) takes center stage in this one-of-a-kind gallery. Open 10-6 daily. (L-5)Carabaux Galleries --3646 Magazine St., 894-1588 -- Features collections of Salvador Dali, Aidrian Long Shueworks and the sculpture of Joseph Durr. Open 10-6 Mon.-Sat., 12-5 Sun. (F-6) Carol Robinson Gallery -- 840 Napoleon Ave., 895-6130 -- Contemporary paintings, sculpture, ceramics. Open 10-5:30 Tue-Sat. (F-6)

Contemporary Arts Center -- 900 Camp St, 523-1216, 528-3805 -- *Voted 'Best Art Gallery' in the 2000 Gambit Weekly Readers' Poll* -- New Orleans' premier showcase for electrifying new works and performances. Gallery open 11-5 Tue-Sun; café open 9-5 Sun-Tue, 9-10 Wed-Sat. (Q-5)

d.o.c.s. -- 709 Camp St., 524-3936 -- Rotating exhibits from exciting artists, and a standing display of local talent. Open 11-6 Tue-Sat. (Q-4)

Dyansen Gallery of New Orleans -- 433 Royal St., 523-2902 -- Originals, graphics and bronzes by national and international artists. Open 10-5:30 daily. (S-4)

Eugene's Gallery -- 940 Royal St., 561-8851 -- New Orleans-style art inspired by the city's music and character, created by local artists. Open 11-5:30 Mon-Sat, noon-5 Sun. (T-4)Galerie Avancé -- 4204 Magazine St., 899-3995 -- Fine contemporary paintings, photography and sculpture. Open 10-6 Mon-Sat, by appointment Sun. (F-6)Galerie Simonne Stern -- 518 Julia St., 529-1118 -- Contemporary painting, sculpture, prints and drawings, with new and impressive exhibits each month. Open 10-5 Tue-Sat. (Q-5)

Glasslight Gallery ---- 728 St. Louis St., 587-7051 --- Specializing in lumnious sculptures with neon, glass and metal. Open 12-10 Mon-Fri, 3-10 Sat-Sun. (S-3)

Jonathan Ferrara Gallery -- 841 Carondelet St., 522-5471 -- Cutting-edge works from local and national artists. Open noon-6 Tue-Sat. (Q-5)

Kraal Gallery -- 217 N. Peters St., 588-9334 -- Extraordinary handmade tapestries from Batswana, employing an African women's weaving collective. Open 10-7 Mon-Sat, 12-7 Sun. (S-4)

LeMieux Galleries -- 332 Julia St., 522-5988 -- Exhibits by talented contemporary artists. Open 10-5:30 Mon-Sat, by appointment Sun. (Q-5)Lighthouse Glass -- 743 Camp St., 529-4494 -- A place everyone should visit, both for its unique building and its spectacular showcase of glass and other crafts. Open 12:30-5:30 Tue-Sat. (Q-4)

Lionel Milton Gallery and Studio -- 1818 Magazine St., 522-6966 -- Featuring Milton's dynamic, soulful works of art, influenced by African-American culture, heritage and music. Open 11-6 Tue-Sat. (N-6)

LMS Fine Art and Antiques -- 729 Royal St., 529-3774 -- A showcase of Fabergé eggs and Russian works of art. Open 11-6 daily. (T-3)Marguerite Oestreicher Fine Arts -- 626 Julia St., 581-9253 -- Contemporary paintings and sculpture. Open by appointment. (Q-5)

Michalopoulos -- 617 Bienville St., 558-0505 -- *Voted 'Best Visual Artist' in the 2000 Gambit Weekly Readers' Poll* -- A vibrant take on local architecture and landscapes. Open 10-6 Mon-Fri, 11-6 Sun. (S-4)

Newcomb Art Gallery -- Tulane University, 865-5328 -- A showcase of exciting works by relevant artists. Open 10-5 Mon-Fri, noon-5 Sat-Sun. (F-6)New Orleans School of Glassworks and Printmaking Studio -- 727 Magazine St., 529-7277 -- Working artists studio; free demonstrations in glass, prints, bronze, and displays by talented craftspeople. Great for families. Open 11-5 Mon-Sat. (Q-5)Peligro! Folk Art -- 305 Decatur St., 581-1706 -- Local and regional works by self-taught and trained artists. Open 10-5 Mon-Thu, 10-8 Fri-Sat, noon-6 Sun. (S-4)

Rhino Contemporary Craft Co. -- 333 Canal St. (Canal Place), 523-7945 -- Nonprofit group featuring fine arts, workshops and special exhibits by Louisiana artists. Open 10-7 Mon-Sat, noon-6 Sun. (R-4/5)

Richard Lewis Gallery -- 936 Royal St., 586-0805 -- Bright, festive Caribbean primitive-pop paintings by the gallery owner. Open 11-5:30 Wed-Mon. (T-3)

Richard Russell Art Gallery -- 641 Royal St., 523-0533 -- Whimsical, incredibly unique sculpture by artists from New Orleans and around the country. Open 10-9 Sun-Thu, 10-7 Fri-Sat. (T-3)

Rodrigue Gallery of New Orleans -- 721 Royal St., 581-4244 -- The Blue Dog house. Open 10-6 daily. (T-3)

Simon of New Orleans -- 2126 Magazine St., 561-0088 -- Vivid folk-art paintings and signs for spaces that need a jolt of humor, color or both. Open 10-5 Mon, Thu, Fri, Sat, by appointment Sun. (G-6)

Southwest Designs -- 230 Chartres St., 522-4345 -- Native American and Southwestern fine arts. Open 10-6 Mon-Sat. 10-5 Sun. (S-4)

The Waiting Room Gallery -- 906 Pauline St., 949-1805 -- This hideaway in a Bywater house is a hip venue for cutting-edge contemporary art. Open Sat-Sun 11-3 and by appointment. (I-5)

Wyndy Morehead Fine Arts -- 3926 Magazine St., 269-8333 -- Exhibiting local, national and international artists' works in a wide variety of media. Open 10-5:30 Mon-Sat. (F-6)

Ya/Ya Inc. -- 628 Baronne St., 529-3306 -- Inspired gallery presenting the talent of Young Artists/Young Aspirations. Open 9-6 Mon-Fri, 8-12 Sat. (Q-3)

Black Arts National Diaspora -- 1530 N. Claiborne Ave., 949-BAND -- Contemporary African-American paintings, wood carvings and sculpture. Open 10-6:30 Mon-Fri, 9-2 Sat. (X-2)

New Orleans Museum of Art -- 1 Collins Diboll Circle, City Park, 488-2631 -- *Voted 'Best Museum' in the Gambit Weekly Readers' Poll* -- Rotating exhibits and permanent collections including jeweled masterpieces by Fabergé. Open 10-5 Tue-Sun. (G-3)

Ogden Museum of Southern Art -- 603 Julia St., 539-9600 -- Works by artisans from throughout the South. Open 10-5 Mon-Fri and by appointment. (Q-5)

St. Elizabeth's Orphanage Museum -- 1314 Napoleon Ave., 899-6450 -- The doll collection of author Anne Rice, the paintings of Stan Rice and an array of religious and secular artworks. Open 11-4 daily. (F-6)

St. Alphonsus Art & Cultural Center -- 2045 Constance St., 524-8116 -- Get a glimpse of a traditional New Orleans Irish neighborhood in this Irish Channel church. Open 10-2 Thu-Sat. (L-6)

Beaucoup Books -- 5414 Magazine St, 895-2663 -- Owner Mary Price Dunbar brings some of the finest literary authors to town for regular readings and signings. Open 10-6 Mon-Sat, noon-5 Sun. (F-6)Borders Books & Music -- 3131 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, 835-1363 -- A big selection and an entertaining Friday-night storytime for kids. Open 9-11 Mon-Sat, 9-9 Sun. (E-3)

Chimes Textbook Exchange -- 6325 Elysian Fields Ave., 514 City Park Ave., 282-4016 -- With two area locations as well as convenient on-line ordering, Chimes offers great deals on new and used textbooks. (H-2) (G-4)

Community Book Center -- 219 N. Broad St., 822-2665 -- Specializes in African-American books; frequently offers original poetry and prose readings by members of the NOMMO (Swahili for "spoken word") Literary Society. Open 10-7 Mon-Sat. (G-5)

East Meets West Bookstore -- 3515 Melvil Dewey Dr., Metairie, 888-8863 -- New Age books and divination tools, candles, yoga, astrology and other groups, gifts, psychic readings and more. Call for details. (E-2)Faubourg Marigny Bookstore -- 600 Frenchman St., 943-9875 -- Progressive, independent shop specializing in gay and lesbian titles. Open 10-8 Mon-Fri, 10-6 Sat-Sun. (V-4)Garden District Book Shop -- 2727 Prytania St. (The Rink), 895-2266 -- Anne Rice always signs her new books here first; it's also a frequent stop for both mainstream and literary authors, and boasts terrific local and limited-edition selections. Open 10-6 Mon-Sat, 11-5 Sun. (G-6)

George Herget Books -- 3109 Magazine St., 891-5595 -- It's a mandatory stop on any bibliophile's shopping trip, with more than 20,000 rare and used books (including hard-to-find local and regional treasures). Open 10-6 Mon-Sat, 11-5 Sun. (G-6)Maple Street Book Shop -- 7523 Maple St., Riverbend, 866-4916 -- The original location in a shotgun house has been around for more than 30 years, and offers a great variety of mysteries, Pulitzer Prize winners and a cozy reading room. Open 9-9 Mon-Sat, 10-6 Sun. (E-5)

click to enlarge One Man's Trash, Another Man's Treasure -  - Ever used the last of your liquid detergent and thought of turning the container into a table lamp? Looked at a discarded tin container and saw a clock, or used Mardi Gras beads as a great chandelier? Well, if it sounds too good to be true then you might want to feast your eyes on the artistic creations of Mark Kirk and Heather MacFarlane at UP (2038 Magazine St., 529-2441), located upstairs at Winky's. For the last five years they have managed to find the functional beauty of products you and I might leave in the bottom of our garbage cans. -  - An ordinary fly swatter, complete with little (fake) pests, keeps perfect time as a modern clock. A bottle of Ultra Xtra detergent, now a fashionable table lamp, is sure to start a conversation. There is even a hanging light made of old Coke bottles. Looking for something other than lamps and clocks? Try the unique selection of rings featuring fuzzy balls and the discarded ballerinas from that childhood jewelry box or the rubber dish gloves with beaded designs. These creative, and often festive, designas have led to commissions from the artists for the Golden Nugget Casino in Las Vegas and the MTV Real World house in New Orleans. Items from Mark and Heather also reside in the Museum of Natural History (NYC), Gallery of Southern Folklore (Memphis) and the American Museum of Folk Art (NYC). Got something special in mind? No problem -- they do private commissions. So you see, it is hip to be a little trashy.-- Bridget Voigt
  • One Man's Trash, Another Man's Treasure

    Ever used the last of your liquid detergent and thought of turning the container into a table lamp? Looked at a discarded tin container and saw a clock, or used Mardi Gras beads as a great chandelier? Well, if it sounds too good to be true then you might want to feast your eyes on the artistic creations of Mark Kirk and Heather MacFarlane at UP (2038 Magazine St., 529-2441), located upstairs at Winky's. For the last five years they have managed to find the functional beauty of products you and I might leave in the bottom of our garbage cans.

    An ordinary fly swatter, complete with little (fake) pests, keeps perfect time as a modern clock. A bottle of Ultra Xtra detergent, now a fashionable table lamp, is sure to start a conversation. There is even a hanging light made of old Coke bottles. Looking for something other than lamps and clocks? Try the unique selection of rings featuring fuzzy balls and the discarded ballerinas from that childhood jewelry box or the rubber dish gloves with beaded designs. These creative, and often festive, designas have led to commissions from the artists for the Golden Nugget Casino in Las Vegas and the MTV Real World house in New Orleans. Items from Mark and Heather also reside in the Museum of Natural History (NYC), Gallery of Southern Folklore (Memphis) and the American Museum of Folk Art (NYC). Got something special in mind? No problem -- they do private commissions. So you see, it is hip to be a little trashy.-- Bridget Voigt

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