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Royal Street Galleries, New Orleans

French Quarter
New Orleans , Louisiana's insider take:

Art lovers could kill a weekend browsing the upper part of the French Quarter, where art galleries outnumber gaudy T-shirt shops. Whatever your taste, you'll find an artist's rep to match your art-buying mood. Local icon George Rodrigue maintains a Royal Street address at his eponymous studio stocked with more Blue Dogs (the artist's signature motif) than a Memphis kennel (721 Royal St.; 504-581-4244; Traditional streetscapes and poster prints abound, but for something a bit more surreal, visit the gallery space of "fine art body painter" Craig Tracey, who makes the nude human form his canvas for a wide array of painted treatments (827 Royal St.; 504-592-9886;

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