The Arts instills a sense of place, creates vibrancy, stimulates the local economy and connects to others through arts and culture. When we are diverse, we are more creative, more imaginative, and more powerful. A new home for the organization was programmed to be a flexible space for classes, gallery exhibits, and special events. The renovation of a metal building, previously the workshop of Carter Church, a renowned Mardi Gras costume designer, created new iconography by using the big pink A as an entrance marker and salvaging sign letters to fill in the letters to create a sign. Inside, a neutral palette, of green and grey enlivens the pared-back space but doesn’t detract from the artwork.