About Us

A New Orleans cooperative of Louisiana fine crafts artists; RHINO Contemporary Crafts Company was incorporated in 1984 as a non-profit by artist Sandra Blair, to help foster public interest in fine Louisiana crafts and provide educational opportunities to the New Orleans community. Artist members created an extensive public education program and opened a fine crafts gallery to exhibit work in all major media, expanding the ability of Louisiana artists to make fine handmade crafts available in New Orleans.

In the gallery, artist volunteers continue to fulfill their nonprofit mission, conducting working crafts demonstrations and sponsoring public craft exhibits. Artist members are on hand every day at the gallery to provide visitors with information, local perspective, and to offer some of Louisiana’s finest crafts. RHINO sponsors workshops for children and adults, organizes stimulating community events, and has partnered with other nonprofits and arts organizations including The New Orleans Museum of Art, Contemporary Arts Center, the New Orleans Film and Video Society, Kidsmart, and the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Foundation.

As a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation, funding for educational outreach comes from a portion of gallery sales, membership dues, and public and private grants and donations. Your support helps to provide a valuable outlet where local artists are provided with opportunities to expand, network with other artists, and improve their skills. Exposure and outreach promotes the development of Louisiana crafts, enriches the community, and encourages future generations of local crafts artists … Right Here INew Orleans!



2028 Magazine St, New Orleans, LA 70130

Sun. 12am-6pm
Mon. 10am-6pm
Tues. 10am-6pm
Wed. 10am-6pm
Thurs. 10am-6pm
Fri.  10am-6pm
Sat. 10am-6pm