Every time I get a chance to spend some time in NOLA, you'll find me on Frenchmen Street, Marigny, Bywater, 9th area. This art market, while not really a hidden gem, is always worth a visit. Grab a cocktail and catch some music to loosen up and chat it up with the incredible artists and business owners selling really fun swag in the heart of The Frenchmen Street party.
Located right next to the Spotted Cat on Frenchmen Street you'll find a whimsical open-air art market full of artisanal and unusual goods like jewelry made from old watches and recycled guitar string, wine and cheese plates crafted from old liquor bottles, artwork, body products, and more. There are also an array of outdoor lounges on which you can recline and rest your feet. The market is open Thursday through Saturday 7 p.m. to 1 a.m. and Sunday from 6 p.m. to midnight.