Affordable apartment complexes, tailored for artists, are blossoming in New Orleans
by Leslie Snadowsky
nola.com / 08.10.2011
Dara Johnston's Bywater Art Loft is brimming with color downstairs and bursting with light upstairs.
The painter and sculptress's 1,085-square-foot split-level art enclave is home to her bulbous glowing mushroom commissions, her impressive superhero action figure collection, and her undeniable creativity.
Even with her teal-colored hair and bright pink lipstick, Johnston, who pays $730 a month in rent, blends right in with the other artists at the Dauphine Street apartment community, which caters to low-income artists...more