ArtEgg Studios

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Located in the Broad Street Cultural Products District, ArtEgg Studios was founded in 2001 by Dr. Esther Dyer. Since its inception, the ArtEgg has developed into a creative space for creative people. The Louisiana Department of Economics has renewed ArtEgg’s certification as a Louisiana small business entrepreneurship. ArtEgg is close to the Super Dome, Arena, CBD, and Uptown and a great location for filming, photo shoots, craft services, and local branches of production companies. [1]

ArtEgg and its iconic sign “Everybody Loves a Good Egg” has been involved in many of the images associated with New Orleans. The clock prop above the door to Studio 105 was in the bus station scene of A Love Song for Bobby Long with Scarlett Johansson and John Travolta. Props for Benjamin Button were also conceived at ArtEgg, and Court 13’s highly acclaimed Glory at Sea (http://www.court13.com/films) was filmed in what is now Studio 101. Beasts of the Southern Wild‘s post production was completed at ArtEgg. While many photographers are part of ArtEgg’s community, and others have used it for photo shoots, their most famous commercial is Penzoil’s Brett Favre promotion. Casting for the Treme pilot was hosted by ArtEgg. [2]

ArtEgg Studios is a 50,000 sq. ft. former produce warehouse for American Beauty Eggs, Butter and Turkeys. The original signs have been restored on the Earhart wall. The first floor has intact produce coolers converted to storage for art collections, studios for artists and musicians, workshops for set builders, and offices for nonprofits and entrepreneurs. The upper floor houses creative individuals and non-profit organizations. There are painters, photographers, wood and metal artists, fashion designers and filmmakers. They are proud to be home to Break Out!, Kids Rethink New Orleans, Roots of Music, the Krewe of Petronius, and the Heritage Foundation for Arts and Cultural Sustainability. [3]

ArtEgg Studios is a multi-use commercial rental building in New Orleans. A former produce warehouse, ArtEgg has 50 rental studios in the Broad Street Cultural Products District (Mid-City area of New Orleans). Rental units and common spaces are suitable for art studios, photography studios, workshops, nonprofit and small business offices, acting and music rehearsals, collections, set design/building, and prop storage. In addition, ArtEgg has large spaces that can be rented for special events, classes, conferences, photo shoots and private parties. It’s a great space for the film industry, craft services, offices, temp storage or locations. Current tenants include set builders, music rehearsal studios, music and film production. [4]

Fully rented prior to Katrina, ArtEgg was devastated, yet the grand old structure survived. New roofs, electrical, sprinkler systems, and environmental design elements such as solar tracking casino skylights, solar heated hot water, bamboo and recycled glass flooring, eco-friendly roofs, and energy efficient fixtures are key elements of the rebuilt ArtEgg. [5]

ArtEgg’s dynamic community includes painters, sculptors, screen printers, writers, musicians, fabric designers, set builders, film and music production professionals, nonprofits, and entrepreneurs. All share a commitment to New Orleans and to culturally and environmentally sustainable development. [6]

Works Cited

  • ArtEgg Studios. http://www.artegg.com/aboutus. April 19, 2013.
  • ArtEgg Studios. http://www.artegg.com/aboutus. April 19, 2013.
  • ArtEgg Studios. http://www.artegg.com/aboutus. April 19, 2013.
  • ArtEgg Studios. http://www.artegg.com/aboutus. April 19, 2013.
  • ArtEgg Studios. http://www.artegg.com/aboutus. April 19, 2013.
  • ArtEgg Studios. http://www.artegg.com/aboutus. April 19, 2013.

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ArtEgg Studios

1001 South Broad Street, New Orleans, LA 70125